Control Guidance Sheets for the EMKG - Workplace & Chemicals

Our control guidance sheets are a useful guide for the safe handling of hazardous substances in your organisation. The control guidance sheets are available for every control strategy level. It is important that the organisational and hygiene measures arealways implemented.

The control guidance sheets are numbered with three digits per control strategy level. The first indicates the control strategy level while the other two are sequential numbers which divide the control guidance sheets into groups. In addition, abbreviations are also prefixed to special control guidance sheets. The abbreviation "La" stands for control guidance sheets that deal with safe storage of hazardous substances, while "pc" stands for control guidance sheets that address fire and explosion protection.

We provide you with all of the control guidance sheets for every control strategy level on our German Website. You can view, download and print the control guidance sheets. If you click on the link in the table, this opens the linked PDF document. On this page you find selected control guidance sheets in English.

Not for all activities control guidance sheets exist that can be implemted. In such cases, other sector-specific evaluations of hazardous substances or products can constitute a qualified source of help. Further information is available under "standardised working procedures".

Control Strategy Level 1

Control strategy level 1 refers to basic organisational and hygiene measures which must be implemented at all times. These measures are not linked to specific activities but refer to the entire work area. They should always be implemented and documented. In addition, there are control guidance sheets that describe minimum standards for specific activities. Depending on the situation, it may be necessary to implement additional measures.

Control Strategy Level 2

Control strategy level 2 describes emission-reducing measures for typical work processes that minimise the release of the hazardous substance at the source. Typical work processes include, for example, weighing, filling and transferring, emptying, mixing, coating and laminating. The control guidance sheets provided here apply to this control strategy level 2.

If there is a possibility of skin contact with the hazardous substances in control strategy level 2, it should be reduced to the minimum. The appropriate technical and organisational measures must be implemented. If a risk still cannot be excluded, additional appropriate personal protective equipment is required. Control strategy level 2 also describes protective measures for skin-sensitising substances and wet workplaces.
In addition, extended fire and explosion protection measures and measures for the prevention of ignition sources are stated in the control guidance sheets for control strategy level 2.

Control Strategy Level 3

Control strategy level 3 describes solutions for implementing a closed system. Integrated exhaust systems are assigned to the closed system due to their high effectiveness. For fire and explosion protection, there is currently a control guidance sheet for high fire protection. In control strategy level 3, skin contact should be excluded as far as possible.

Selected Control Guidance Sheets EMKG
100 General ventilation - Minimum standards (PDF, 202 KB) (Version: 03/2023)
La-101 Storage of hazardous substances (PDF, 306 KB) (Version: 03/2023)
Control Strategy Level 1 - Minimum standards
110 Organisational and hygiene measures "Inhalation” - Minimum standards (PDF, 202 KB) (Version: 03/2023)
pc-170 General fire prevention measures - basic requirements (PDF, 295 KB) (Version: 03/2023)
120 Skin protection - basic safety precautions (PDF, 265 KB) (Version: 03/2023)
130 Printing, copying (PDF, 93 KB)
212212a Stationary filling of organic liquids in drums and IBC on powered roller conveyor
212b Stationary filling of organic liquids in drums and IBC on pallets
212c Stationary filling of organic liquids in jerrycans, drums and IBC using a pump nozzle
250 Skin Protection - Extended Safety Precautions (PDF, 51 KB)
260 Maintenance and servicing routine at printers and copiers (PDF, 53 KB)

Control guidance sheets for biocidal products

The "BP" series of control guidance sheets (BP stands for biocidal product) was developed for the use of specific biocidal products - wood preservatives, insecticides and rodenticides. The 4-digit number first identifies the control strategy level (BP 1xxx = basic measures, BP 2xxx = special measures for specific uses), and then the product type according to the Biocidal Products Regulation of the EU (BP x08x = Wood preservatives, BP x14x = Rodenticides, BP x18x = Insecticides). The last digit is continuous numbering of the individual control guidance sheets.

Wood preservative
BP 1081 Preventive Wood Preservation: Basic Measures (PDF, 35 KB)
BP 1082 Curative wood preservation: basic measures (PDF, 41 KB)
BP 2081 Wood preservatives: brushing, rolling, filling and wiping (PDF, 36 KB)
BP 2082 Wood preservatives: curative wood preservation in spray applications (PDF, 47 KB)
BP 2083 Application of wood preservatives in open systems (PDF, 52 KB)
BP 2084 Application of wood preservatives in closed systems (PDF, 54 KB)
BP 1141 Control of rodent pests: basic measures (PDF, 36 KB)
BP 2141 Control of rodent pests: placing pourable bait (PDF, 44 KB)
BP 2142 Control of rodent pests: placing shaped bait and pastes (PDF, 44 KB)
BP 2143 Control of rodent pests: applying foams (PDF, 45 KB)
BP 1181 Control of insects: basic measures (PDF, 39 KB)
BP 2181 Control of insects: granulates (ready-for-use) (PDF, 32 KB)
BP 2182 Control of insects: brushing (PDF, 37 KB)
BP 2183 Control of insects: spraying (PDF, 39 KB)
BP 2184 Control of insects: gels, pastes (PDF, 36 KB)
BP 2185 Control of insects: watering can or dispenser trolley (PDF, 54 KB)