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Databases on hazardous substances (GESTIS)
GESTIS is a joint project of the German Social Accident Insurance Institutions aimed at establishing and using a network of centralised and decentralised files on harmful substances.
This network forms the basis of an information system intended to efficiently support the preventive activities of the Social Accident Insurance and their member companies and thus promote health protection at workplaces where hazardous substances are handled.
At present, GESTIS comprises eight central databases operated at the German Social Accident Insurance (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV):
The GESTIS-Substance Database contains information for the safe handling of chemical substances at work, e. g. health effects, necessary protective measures and such in case of danger (incl. First Aid).
The ISi information systems for safety data sheets purpose is to provide public authorities, emergency services and the German Social Accident Insurance Institutions with access to the most comprehensive and up-to-date repository possible of safety data sheets for chemical products.
This database contains validated lists of methods from various EU member states described as suitable for the analysis of chemical agents at workplaces.
This database contains a collection of occupational limit values for hazardous substances gathered from ...
Contents Under the EU REACH Chemical Regulation, a manufacturer registering substances under REACH must state assessment metrics which serve as a basis for the corresponding protective measures. Deduced levels of exposure below which a substance does not adversely affect human health are described as "derived no-effect levels" (DNELs).
In Germany, scientific criteria documents for the level of national workplace limit values and the body of data according to which hazardous substances are classified are not collected and published centrally....
Important combustion and explosion characteristics of more than 4000 dust samples from virtually all sectors of industry ...
IFA's exposure database "Measurement data relating to workplace exposure to hazardous substances" - MEGA is a compilation of data gathered through atmospheric measurements...
The International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC) contain essential information for the safe handling of chemical substances at the workplace.
Decentralised information systems within the GESTIS-network
operated by the Berufsgenossenschaften (BG), primarily sector-oriented information such as substance or product-related draft operating instructions or instructions for use:
- GISBAU - Gefahrstoff-
informationssystem bei der Berufsgenossenschaft der Bauwirtschaft
(Information system on hazardous substances operated by the BG for the building and construction sector, in German)
- GisChem - Gefahrstoff-
informationssystem der Berufsgenossenschaft Rohstoffe und chemische Industrie
(Hazardous substances information system of the BG for the raw materials and chemical industry, in German)