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Unit 4.1 focuses on sovereign duties which were transferred to division 4 on the basis of chemical law regulations.
Therefore the unit's focus is on preparing and processing substance and product related dossiers under REACH- and Biocide regulations. In particular:
The unit participates in national and international committees which help fulfilling legal duties and responsibilities. For example:
Unit 4.1 closely cooperates in projects with other units of the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) and with scientists of other institutes. These cooperation's as well as its own developments allow unit 4.1 to create the scientific and methodological basis required for fulfilling its sovereign duties. The main issues that are or have been processed in projects are:
Compiling control guidance sheets for the Easy-to-use workplace control scheme for hazardous substances (EMKG) for
Investigations into exposure estimates and risk management measures for biocidal products, e.g.: