Laws, Regulations, Standards for Aqueous Cleaners

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All Euopean legislation can be found in the “EUR-Lex” database. It is possible to search for specific directives, to follow the analytical structure or to check the alphabetical index. Most documents are also available as consolidated versions, i.e. later amendments, corrections etc. are incorporated into one although non-official document.

Laws, Regulations
Detergents directive
Council Directive 73/404/EEC of 22 November 1973 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to detergents
Methods of testing the biodegradability of anionic surfactants (consolidated version)
Council Directive 73/405/EEC of 22 November 1973 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to methods of testing the biodegradability of anionic surfactants
Biological agents at work
Directive 2000/54/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to biological agents at work (7th individual directive within Directive 89/391/EEC)

TRGS 903
German: Biologische Arbeitsplatztoleranzwerte – BAT-Werte
TRGS 401
German: Gefährdung durch Hautkontakt – Ermittlung, Beurteilung, Maßnahmen (schließt Feuchtarbeit ein; gilt auch für Zubereitungen in anderen flüssigen Medien und für das Tragen feuchtigkeitsdichter Handschuhe für mehr als zwei Stunden pro Arbeitsstag)

Regulations, Rules from German Berufsgenossenschaften
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BGI 595
Merkblatt: Reizende Stoffe – Ätzende Stoffe (bisher ZH 1/229)
BGI 805
Tätigkeiten mit biologischen Arbeitsstoffen in der Metallindustrie