Databases on hazardous substances (GESTIS)

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GESTIS Substance Database
The GESTIS-Substance Database contains information for the safe handling of chemical substances at work, e. g. health effects, necessary protective measures and such in case of danger (incl. First Aid).

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GESTIS Biological Agents Database
Open database Open English mobile version Content The GESTIS Biological Agents Database contains information for safe activities with biological agents at the workplace, e.g. the required technical, organisational and personal protection ...

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GESTIS-Stoffmanager/Stoffenmanager®
Start application Contents According to Art. 6 of the German Hazardous Substances Ordinance the employer is obliged to take all necessary measures to protect employees from health hazards during activities with hazardous substances. The central ...

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ISi information system for safety data sheets
Open database (in German) The information system for safety data sheets (ISi) has been created jointly by the Association of the German Chemical Industry (VCI) and the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident ...

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GESTIS - Analytical methods
This database contains validated lists of methods from various EU member states described as suitable for the analysis of chemical agents at workplaces.

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GESTIS - International limit values for chemical agents (Occupational exposure limits, OELs)
This database contains a collection of occupational limit values for hazardous substances gathered from various EU member states, ...

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GESTIS DNEL List
Under the EU REACH Chemical Regulation, a manufacturer registering substances under REACH must state assessment metrics which serve as a basis for the corresponding protective measures. Deduced levels of exposure below which a substance does not adversely affect human health are described as "derived no-effect levels" (DNELs).

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GESTIS - Scientific criteria documents
In Germany, scientific criteria documents for the level of national workplace limit values and the body of data according to which hazardous substances are classified are not collected and published centrally....

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GESTIS-DUST-EX
Important combustion and explosion characteristics of more than 4000 dust samples from virtually all sectors of industry ...

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Exposure database MEGA
The International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC) contain essential information for the safe handling of chemical substances at the workplace.

Decentralised information systems within the GESTIS-network

operated by the Berufsgenossenschaften (BG), primarily sector-oriented information such as substance or product-related draft operating instructions or instructions for use:

  • GISBAU - Gefahrstoffinformationssystem bei der Berufsgenossenschaft der Bauwirtschaft (Information system on hazardous substances operated by the BG for the building and construction sector, in German)
  • GisChem - Gefahrstoffinformationssystem der Berufsgenossenschaft Rohstoffe und chemische Industrie (Hazardous substances information system of the BG for the raw materials and chemical industry, in German)