IFA's exposure database "Measurement data relating to workplace exposure to hazardous substances" (Messdaten zur Exposition gegenüber Gefahrstoffen am Arbeitsplatz" in German) - MEGA is a compilation of data gathered through atmospheric measurements and material analyses. These data provide information on
Data on hazardous chemicals have been compiled in the database since 1972. For a few fields, early archived data were recorded later and measurement values are available here starting from 1962. Since 1998 the documentation includes also data on biological working agents. The MEGA data pool is available to the participating institutions for statutory accident insurance and prevention to solve problems of various nature: prevention, epidemiological issues, retrospective considerations in connection with suspected substance-related occupational diseases, determination of pollutant exposure reflecting the state of the art at specific workplaces.
There is no direct access for bodies other than those of the institutions for statutory accident insurance and prevention.
The MEGA exposure database is maintained and evaluated for the institutions for statutory accident insurance and prevention by Institut für Arbeitsschutz der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung (IFA, Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance).
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