Protect hazardous materials and sensitive work areas from unauthorised access
Companies that handle and store hazardous substances also have a responsibility to protect them from unauthorised access. With access restrictions, you not only ensure that theft or manipulation, for example, are made more difficult. You also prevent employees who have not been appropriately instructed from gaining access to hazardous substances or sensitive work areas.
Stumbling, slipping, falling: so-called SRS accidents are the perennial favorite in accident statistics. According to a report by the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), one in 5 workplace accidents is due to slippery floors and tripping hazards. We present 5 measures that help to effectively prevent SRS accidents.
In recent years, various systems for the labeling of chemicals have developed in different countries. In the past, the same substance could be widely differentiated, e.g. In the case of caffeine: Pure caffeine was considered toxic in Japan, harmful in Australia and classified as safe in China. However, there are different systems not only for storage, but also for transport and occupational safety. It is thus understandable that international trade has made the call for uniform labeling ever louder.
The United Nations responded to this problem at the Rio de Janeiro conference in 1992 and presented the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) in 2005. This Regulation will change the different labeling and classification of hazardous substances from country to country. In Europe the GHS was implemented by the so-called CLP regulation.
This global uniform labeling and classification of hazardous substances will become binding for all countries with the 01.06.2015.