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Document ID (ISN)110436
CIS number 10-0080
ISSN - Serial title 0944-2502 - Zentralblatt fŘr Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Baur X.
Title Workshop on safe handling of imported containers
Original title 6. Workshop - Sicherer Umgang mit Import-Containern [in German]
Bibliographic information June 2010, Vol.60, No.6, p.184-185. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) ships; harbours; sampling and analysis; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; halogenated hydrocarbons; transport containers; fumigation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cancer and carcinogens
Water transportation
Occupational health services