EMKG module (control banding)
The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) has published an easy-to-use generic risk assessment scheme that is based on COSHH Essentials (chemical control banding), called EMKG. The evaluation with EMKG considers
- material properties (R- or H-Phrases)
- used quantity
- exposure duration
The BAuA offers the EMKG as a pocket tool which has the advantage of a quick evaluation. What remains with the use of this »offline tool« is the issue of a conclusive and simple documentation of the evaluation results. Just when having lots of hazardous materials in use, the effort of appropriate risk assessment documentation is immense.
To keep documentation within an acceptable time frame, Dieter Hubich developed an Excel-based module to electronically process the results of the EMKG. It is integrated in our material register MATRIX.