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Control Guidance Sheets for the Easy-to-use Workplace Control Scheme for Hazardous Substances (EMKG)

For more safety in your organisation

Our control guidance sheets are a useful source of support for the safe handling of hazardous substances in your organisation. The control guidance sheets are available for every control strategy. It is also necessary for the organisational and hygiene measures to be implemented at all times.

The control guidance sheets are numbered with three digits per control strategy. The first states the measures category while the other two are numbers which divide the control guidance sheets into groups. Abbreviations are also prefixed with specialist control guidance sheets. The abbreviation "La" stands for control guidance sheets which address the safe storage of hazardous substances, while "pc" stands for control guidance sheets for fire and protection control.

We provide you with all of the control guidance sheets for every control strategy 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. Here you will find selected control guidance sheets in English language.

A specific control guidance sheet is not available for every activity. 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 1

Control Strategy 1 refers to basic organisational and hygiene measures which are to be implemented at all times. These measures aren't just associated with certain activities, but refer to the entire area of work. They should be implemented and documented at all times. There are also control guidance sheets which describe minimum standards for specific activities. Depending on the situation, it may also be necessary to take additional measures.

Control Strategy 2

Control Strategy 2 describes emissions control measures for typical work processes which minimise the releasing of the hazardous substance at its source. The typical work processes include, for example, weighing, filling and decanting, emptying, mixing, coating and laminating. The control guidance sheets provided here apply to this control strategy.

If there is a possibility of skin contact with the hazardous substances listed in control strategy 2, it should be reduced to the minimum. The appropriate technical and organisational measures are to be implemented. If it is not possible to exclude the possibility of a risk, the appropriate personal protective equipment is also necessary. Protective measures for substances and skin sensitising substances and wet working environments are also described in control strategy 2.
Here, further fire and explosion protection measures and measures for the prevention of sources of ignition are stated in the control guidance sheets also.

Control Strategy 3

Control strategy 3 provides solutions for the implementation of the closed system. Integrated suction systems are assigned to the closed system due to their high effectiveness. A control guidance sheet for high fire protection is currently available for high-level fire and explosion control. In control strategy 3, skin contact should be excluded as far as possible.

Selected Control Guidance Sheets EMKG
pc-170General fire prevention measures - basic requirements (Draft) (PDF, 153KB) (Last revised: 02/2015)
Measures Category 1 - Minimum Standards
120Skin Protection - Basic Safety Precautions (PDF, 34KB) (Last revised: 02/2015)
Measures Category 1 – Additional Control Guidance Sheets
130Printing, copying (PDF, 93KB)
Measures Category 1 – Additional Control Guidance Sheets
250Skin Protection - Extended Safety Precautions (PDF, 51KB)
Measures Category 2 – Control Guidance Sheets for Skin Contact
260Maintenance and servicing routine at printers and copiers (PDF, 53KB)
Measures Category 2 – Emissions Control Measures

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 four figure designates the control strategy (BP 1xxx = basic measures, BP 2xxx = specialist 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 final figure is a continuous numbering of the individual control guidance sheets.

Wood preservative
BP 1081Preventive Wood Preservation: Basic Measures (PDF, 35KB)
BP 1082Curative wood preservation: basic measures (PDF, 41KB)
BP 2081Wood preservatives: brushing, rolling, filling and wiping (PDF, 36KB)
BP 2082Wood preservatives: curative wood preservation in spray applications (PDF, 47KB)
BP 2083Application of wood preservatives in open systems (PDF, 52KB)
BP 2084Application of wood preservatives in closed systems (PDF, 54KB)

BP 1141Control of rodent pests: basic measures (PDF, 36KB)
BP 2141Control of rodent pests: placing pourable bait (PDF, 44KB)
BP 2142Control of rodent pests: placing shaped bait and pastes (PDF, 44KB)
BP 2143Control of rodent pests: applying foams (PDF, 45KB)

BP 1181Control of insects: basic measures (PDF, 39KB)
BP 2181Control of insects: granulates (ready-for-use) (PDF, 32KB)
BP 2182Control of insects: brushing (PDF, 37KB)
BP 2183Control of insects: spraying (PDF, 39KB)
BP 2184Control of insects: gels, pastes (PDF, 36KB)
BP 2185Control of insects: watering can or dispenser trolley (PDF, 54KB)