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Laws and Regulations

Legal Foundations

Here you will find only the most important regulations.

 

European Law

Reach-CLP-Biozid Helpdesk

Most imortant is the CLP-regulation (1272/2008), which is the implementation of the GHS into european law. If you follow the link you will also find other regulations about hazardous chemicals.

If you can read German text you may have a look at some more understandable explanations.

National Law

Arbeitsschutzgesetz (=Working Conditions Act) Available in German only. See German explanations.
Hazardous Substances Ordinance Most important reguation for hazardous compounds. For example you will find there rules for operating instructions, how to instruct the staff and other protective measures depending on the hazardous potential. The beginning of any activity always must be the risk assessment.

Betriebssicherheitsverordnung
(=Industrial Safety Regulation)

Available in German only. See German explanations.

Chemikalienverbotsverordnung
(=Chemical Prohibition Ordinance)

Available in German only. See German explanations.
Verordnung zum Schutze der Mütter am Arbeitsplatz
(=Ordinance for protection of mothers at the work place)
Available in German only. See German explanations.
Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances (TRGS)

At the moment only some of these rules have been translated. Unfortunately the most important rules for the work in the lab are available only in the German section. That is: