Measurements of hazardous substances at the workplace – notified body for the measurement of hazardous substances
According to the Ordinance on Hazardous Substances the employer is responsible for the determination of the concentration of hazardous substances in the workplace air to protect his employees from a too high exposure of harmful substances. The requirements on the performance of the tasks of determination, supervision and documentation within the scope of risk assessment according to the Ordinance on Hazardous Substances are stated in the Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances TRGS 400 and TRGS 402. However, the German regulations on safety at the workplace only contain protection objectives. If the employer cannot check the protection objectives (limit values) stated in the TRGS by carrying out the monitoring himself, he can charge a suitable body outside his company with the measurement and evaluation.
According to the statements of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA) measuring bodies are especially suitable to carry out workplace assessments if they correspond to the detailed requirements of Appendix 1 of the TRGS 402 as well as DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. This applies to all measuring bodies accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS).
As an accredited body for the measurement of hazardous substances, Müller-BBM not only offers you the suitable measuring methods, but also the competent evaluation of the measured values. Apart from stocktaking with regard to the exposure to harmful substancces with recognised measuring methods, we can also carry out complete risk assessments according to TRGS 402 (Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances, here: Identification and Assessment of the Risks from Activities involving Hazardous Substances: Inhalation Exposure). Among other things, we can support you in the implementation of VDI/DVS 6005 “Hazardous substances and ventilation systems for welding workplaces”. By implementing this standard, the measures required to achieve the protection objectives stated in the Workplace Ordinance (ArbStättV) and the Ordinance on Hazardous Substances as well as in the related technical regulations can be derived.
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