If you are interested in a status of the Project REACH, and if you are looking for informations of what risks you are exposed to when working with chemicals you have come to the right place. SEAHEALTH has made a chemical database where you can get informations about what precautions you should take when working with chemicals.
- New mandatory movie about chemicals
- White list
- Information on harmful effect
- Prevention and storage
- Ventilation and indoor climate
- Codes for paint and cleaners
- Chemicals - labelling
- A brief status on REACH
- Welding fumes and radiation
- International regulation
The awareness of the use of epoxy products in the wind energy industry in Denmark has made the use of epoxy based paint in the shipping industry even more topical. Several seafarers are concerned and they follow the discussion about people who have become ill from working in the wind energy industry very closely.
The training material includes film and handbook. The film replaces the DVD's "Good chemistry on board" and "Good chemistry on board 2."
It is a good idea for companies to work with their vessels in drawing up a white list for the chemicals that can be used aboard.
Chemicals can be many things - paints, detergents, cleaning materials, degreasers, oil and additives. There must be written information about all these products aboard a vessel by way of safety data sheets, labels and workplace instructions.
The best means of prevention is to avoid harmful substances altogether. That is to say that they should only be used when absolutely necessary and you should as far as possible choose the least harmful products. When storing chemicals there are some things to consider.
Ventilation is very important when you are working with chemicals
All chemical products are required to carry safety warning labels. Labels with an orange hazard symbol are called hazard labels.
The Danish Maritime Authority and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency have prepared an interpretation of importer status in connection with bunker oil.
Welding fumes are carcinogenic so prevention is essential.
Senior Occupational Health Consultant
Anne L. Ries
+45 3311 1833
+45 2961 8860
I can help you with:
- Safety Organization
- Physical working environment
- The program Health and Safety at Sea
- Legislation at sea