|Document ID (ISN)||110436|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0944-2502 - Zentralblatt fŘr Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
|Convention or series no.
||Workshop on safe handling of imported containers
||6. Workshop - Sicherer Umgang mit Import-Containern [in German]|
||June 2010, Vol.60, No.6, p.184-185. Illus. 12 ref.
||Some 20% of all imported shipping containers in Germany are contaminated with important concentrations of hazardous substances. This article consists of a review of a workshop on the safe handling in ports of potentially-contaminated shipping containers, held in Hamburg, Germany, on 11 November 2009, which mainly addressed the issued of health hazards due to fumigation, residues and toxic chemicals. Topics addressed included: sampling and analysis techniques for potentially-contaminated containers; City of Hamburg regulations concerning minimum requirements for sampling and analysis; thermal desorption gas chromatography couples with mass spectroscopy; issues raised by fumigation; electronic methods of gas detection; Hamburg database for fumigated containers; testing the gas-tightness of cargo holds in bulk carriers.
||ships; harbours; sampling and analysis; health hazards
||Germany; halogenated hydrocarbons; transport containers; fumigation
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Cancer and carcinogens
Occupational health services