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Technical Committee Meeting


Technical Committee Meeting of Fachvereinigung Kaltwalzwerke and Cielffa - German and European Cold Rolling Association

Health & Safety on the agenda of meeting, report of German working group about national and European projects.

- Information about the activities in the framework of the TRGS 505 - Technical rules for hazardous substances (lead and lead-containing substances)

- Currently a sub-committee of the committee ‘Gefahrstoffe‘ of the German BMAS (Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs) revises the current version of the TRGS. The background is the introduction of a new limit for lead (concentration in blood of 15 μg/dl). Cold rollers, who use lead bath for hardening heat-treated steel, are now within the scope of this TRGS and are therefore defining protective measures to avoid or to minimise the exposure to lead. Crucial issue is the oral uptake after contamination (for example after set-up, maintenance and servicing). The focus is on the behaviour of employees and personal hygiene. The new rule will enter into force towards the end of 2019/start of 2020.

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