Laws, Regulations, Standards concerning blasting

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Laws, Regulations
Environmental noise
Directive 2002/49/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 June 2002 relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise – Declaration by the Commission in the Conciliation Committee on the Directive relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise
Computation methods for industrial etc. noise
Commission Recommendation of 6 August 2003 concerning the guidelines on the revised interim computation methods for industrial noise, aircraft noise, road traffic noise and railway noise, and related emission data
Noise outdoor equipment
Directive 2000/14/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 May 2000 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the noise emission in the environment by equipment for use outdoors
Risks from noise
Directive 2003/10/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 February 2003 on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (noise) (17th individual Directive within Directive 89/391/EEC)
Hazards from vibrations
Directive 2002/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 June 2002 on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (vibration) (16th individual Directive within Directive 89/391/EEC)

Standards
ISO 8501-8504
Preparation of Steel-Surfaces before Paint Application

Regulations, Rules from German Berufsgenossenschaften
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BGR 500
Betreiben von Arbeitsmitteln inklusive Strahlarbeiten
BGI 5047
Umgang mit mineralischem Staub (früher BGR 217)
BGI 504-1-1
Auswahlkriterien für die spezielle arbeitsmedizinische Vorsorge nach dem Berufsgenossenschaftlichen Grundsatz G 1.1 “Mineralischer Staub, Teil 1: Quarzhaltiger Staub”
BGI 504-1-4
Auswahlkriterien nach Grundsatz G 1.4 “Staubbelastung”BGI 504-1-4 (ZH 1/600.1.4) Auswahlkriterien nach Grundsatz G 1.4 “Staubbelastung”

BGV B3
BG Vorschrift Lärm, (bisher VBG 121)
Lärm Beurteilungspegel-Berechnung nach BGV B3: >>

BGI 795
“Geräuschminderung an Arbeitsplätzen; Lärmschutz bei Strahlarbeiten” (bisher ZH 1/564.12)

BGV D4
Kälteanlagen, Wärmepumpen und Kühleinrichtungen (bisher VBG 20)
Im Zuge der Deregulierung seit Feb. 2005 ersetzt durch die Betriebssicherheitsverordnung und die BGR 500 „Betreiben von Arbeitsmitteln“

Blasting with CO2 dry ice-pellets or snow flakes:
On ships the German statutory accident insurance (BG, “Gesund + Sicher” 11/2002) recommends in addition to TRGS 507 the following safety measures: