Control Guidance Sheets for frequent activities with hazardous substances (CGS)
To support the implementation of the German Hazardous Substances Ordinance in small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) of the chemical industry, a code of good practice for recurring activities with hazardous substances was developed in a research project. This project was conducted jointly by the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) and the German Employers' Liability Insurance Association for the Chemical Industry (BG Chemie).
Control Guidance Sheets describe typical, recurrent activities such as weighing and refilling in a company of the chemical industry. They give practical advice on how to avoid or minimize the hazard for workers. The Easy-to-Use Workplace Control Scheme for Hazardous Substances (EMKG) can be used to select the appropriate control guidance sheets for a given workplace situation.
The Control Guidance Sheets are not yet translated completely. In the meantime you can find here a synopsis of English control guidance sheets from the International Chemical Control Toolkit and COSHH Essentials.
CGS for Biocidal Products
A line of specific Control Guidance Sheets has been developed for the use of biocidal products belonging to the product types wood preservatives, insecticides and rodenticides. They can by identified by a four-digit number preceded by the letters "BP". The first digit of the number specifies the level of the described measures (BP 1xxx = generic measures, BP 2xxx = measures for specific uses), the next two digits contain the product type according to the EU Biocidal Products Regulation, and the last digit is a consecutive number for the individual Control Guidance Sheets.