Development of procedures for avoiding container handlers’ exposure to toxic chemicals
- Published: Monday, 01 June 2015 10:12
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Not all freight containers have records of gases they contain, which exposes the container handlers to danger. Some of the logistics companies measure gas concentrations for all containers, but numerous companies pay attention only to containers marked having potentially dangerous gases. Recently, a major Finnish logistics company realized that their employees were in real danger by exposing to toxic gases when they open imported containers. To improve the situation, The Finnish Work Environment Fund and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd together with Finnish Customs, Port of Helsinki and major Finnish logistics operators launched a research project aiming to provide instructions to relevant stakeholders on how the containers could safely handle.