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The GHS Column Model as an aid to selecting substitute substances

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The GHS Column Model as an aid to selecting substitute substances
  • Germany
Provider: 
German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV)
Available in languages: 
German
English
Description: 

Under the German Hazardous Substances Ordinance, firms are required to replace hazardous substances if possible with substances with a lower health risk. As an aid to the assessment of possible substitute substances, the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA) has developed the Column Model. On the basis of just a small amount of information on the products in question, substitute substances can be assessed with the aid of this table.

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Tasks covered: 
Other
Biological hazard: 
Not applicable
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Gases
Liquids
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Skin sensitisers
Asthmagens
Carcinogens
Mutagens
Reprotoxic substances
Irritants
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 1. Substitution
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Measurement and assessment
Risk assessment
Other
Type
Type: 
MS information
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)
Year of publication: 
2017