02/06/2018

Easy to use tools for the construction industry

The modern construction industry deeply depends on special
chemicals. Dealing with the safety issues of chemicals can be a challenge for the
many small businesses involved in the construction sector. Since the German construction
industry consists of very small companies (ca. 75 % of the companies have less
than 10 employees) easy to use tools providing information for the safe
handling of chemicals are very much needed. The department GISBAU of the BG BAU
(Berufsgenossenschaft der Bauwirtschaft (employers' liability insurance
association for the construction industry) developed WINGIS. WINGIS offers
multiple modules which provide information about hazardous chemicals to help
employers in the construction industry to fulfil their legal requirements.

WINGIS is a tool developed for companies in the German construction industry
to support safe handling of chemicals. It offers information about hazardous
chemicals to help employers in the construction sector to fulfil their legal
requirements.

Additional to WINGIS, GefKomm-Bau is a solution that provides a pool of safety
data sheets of products used in the construction industry as every level of the
supply chain has to archive the safety data sheets for 10 years.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work