General regulations

Laws, Regulations, Standards, regarding all Types of 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

Hazardous Substances:
International regulations on hazardous substances
Led by UNEP a database on international laws and regulations has been set up. You enter the substance in question and get back what regulations apply in the different countries or communities.

Classification of dangerous substances
Council Directive 67/548/EEC of 27 June 1967 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances
Classification of dangerous preparations (consolidated version)
Directive 1999/45/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 May 1999 concerning the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations
Restrictions in use of dangerous substances/preparations (consolidated version)
Council Directive 76/769/EEC of 27 July 1976 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations
VOC-Directive (consolidated version)
Council Directive 1999/13/EC of 11 March 1999 on the limitation of emissions of volatile organic compounds due to the use of organic solvents in certain activities and installations
Risks from chemical substances at work
Council Directive 98/24/EC of 7 April 1998 on the protection of the health and safety of workers from the risks related to chemical agents at work (14th individual Directive within Directive 89/391/EEC)
Carcinogenes at work
Council Directive 90/394/EEC of 28 June 1990 on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens at work (6th individual Directive within Directive 89/391/EEC)
REACH
On 29 October 2003, the EU Commission adopted a proposal for a new EU regulatory framework for chemicals. The proposed new system is called REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of CHemicals).
TRGS 900
German: Technische Regeln für Gefahrstoffe, Grenzwerte in der Luft am Arbeitsplatz “Luftgrenzwerte”
TRGS 901
German: Begründungen und Erläuterungen zu Grenzwerten in der Luft am Arbeitsplatz
TRGS 507
German: Oberflächenbehandlung in Räumen und Behältern
TRGS 401
German: Gefährdungen durch Hautkontakt; einschließlich Arbeiten im feuchten Milieu (Feuchtarbeit; gilt auch für Zubereitungen in anderen flüssigen Medien und für das Tragen feuchtigkeitsdichter Handschuhe für mehr als zwei Stunden pro Arbeitsstag)
Weitere wichtige TRGS
German: Technische Richtkonzentrationen für gefährliche Stoffe (102), Ermittlung und Beurteilung der Konzentrationen gefährlicher Stoffe in der Luft in Arbeitsbereichen (402), Bewertung von Stoffgemischen in der Luft am Arbeitsplatz (403), Ermittlungspflichten (440), Schutzmaßnahmen: Mindeststandards (500), Lagern sehr giftiger und giftiger Stoffe in Verpackungen und ortsbeweglichen Behältern (514), Lagern brandfördernder Stoffe in Verpackungen und ortsbeweglichen Behältern (515), Sensibilisierende Stoffe (540), Betriebsanweisung und Unterweisung nach § 20 GefStoffV (555)

Hygiene:
FischHV
German: Verordnung über die hygienischen Anforderungen an Fischereierzeugnisse und lebende Muscheln
FlBG
German: Fleischhygienegesetz
GFlHG
German: Geflügelfleischhygienegesetz

Occpational Health and Safety:
Safety and health at work
Council Directive 89/391/EEC of 12 June 1989 on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work

PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) directive
Council Directive 89/686/EEC of 21 December 1989 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to personal protective equipment
Work places
Council Directive 89/654/EEC of 30 November 1989 concerning the minimum safety and health requirements for the workplace (first individual directive within Directive 89/391/EEC)
Building sites
Council Directive 92/57/EEC of 24 June 1992 on the implementation of minimum safety and health requirements at temporary or mobile construction sites (8th individual Directive within Directive 89/391/EEC)
Work in mines
Council Directive 92/104/EEC of 3 December 1992 on the minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers in surface and underground mineral-extracting industries (12th individual Directive within Directive 89/391/EEC)
Work on board of fishing vessels
Council Directive 93/103/EC of 23 November 1993 concerning the minimum safety and health requirements for work on board fishing vessels (13th individual Directive within Directive 89/391/EEC)

ASiG
German: Gesetz über Betriebsärzte, Sicherheitsingenieure und andere Fachkräfte für Arbeitssicherheit
SGB 7
German: Siebtes Buch Sozialgesetzbuch – Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (Artikel 1 des Gesetzes zur Einordnung des Rechts der gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung in das Sozialgesetzbuch)

Waste:
Waste key code
2000/532/EC: Commission Decision of 3 May 2000 replacing Decision 94/3/EC establishing a list of wastes pursuant to Article 1(a) of Council Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Council Decision 94/904/EC establishing a list of hazardous waste pursuant to Article 1(4) of Council Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste (notified under document number C(2000) 1147) (Text with EEA relevance)
Waste Incineration Directive
Directive 2000/76/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 December 2000 on the incineration of waste
Waste oils
Council Directive 75/439/EEC of 16 June 1975 on the disposal of waste oils
PCBAbfallV
German: PCB/PCT-Abfallverordnung

Environment:
Water Framework Directive (consolidated version)
Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy
Groundwater Protection Directive (consolidated version)
Council Directive 80/68/EEC of 17 December 1979 on the protection of groundwater against pollution caused by certain dangerous substances
Directive urban waste-water treatment (consolidated version)
Council Directive 91/271/EEC of 21 May 1991 concerning urban waste-water treatment
VwVwS
German Administrative Regulation on the Classification of Substances Hazardous to Waters into Water Hazard Classes – also called Water Pollution Classes (VwVwS, 17.5.1999)
EnEV
German: Energiesparverordnung
BBodSchG
German: Bundesbodenschutzgesetz
EMAS (consolidated)
Regulation (EC) No 761/2001 of the European parliament and of the council of 19 March 2001 allowing voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS)
UIG
German: Umweltinformationsgesetz (Artikel 1 des Gesetzes zur Umsetzung der des Rates vom 7. Juni 1990 über den freien Zugang zu Informationen über die Umwelt)
Environmental liability
Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage.
This has to be transformed into national law by April 2007

Standards

An overview can be found at “Bauteilreinigung” under (German):
http://193.158.124.195/bauteile/auswahlsystem/allgemein/Normen.htm

EN 1248 Blasting euipment
EN 1127-1: Explosive atmosphere; explosion protection; basics and methodology

Regulations, Rules from German Berufsgenossenschaften

The links from the German statutory accident insurance (Berufsgenossenschaft) lead to a database-search interface. Enter the required identification or title. You can then view or download the document in pdf-format.

BGR 209
Umgang mit Reinigungs- und Pflegemitteln (Bau BG)
BGV B1
Umgang mit Gefahrstoffen, (bisher VBG 91)
BGI 564
Umgang mit Gefahrstoffen – Für die Beschäftigten (bisher ZH 1/118)
BGI 546
Sicherheitslehrbrief Umgang mit Gefahrstoffen (bisher ZH 1/93)
BGV A8
Sicherheits- und Gesundheitsschutzkennzeichnung am Arbeitsplatz (bisher VBG 125)
BGV C5
Abwassertechnische Anlagen (bisher VBG 54)
BGR 117
Arbeiten in Behältern und engen Räumen (bisher ZH 1/77)