GESTIS is a joint project of the German Berufsgenossenschaften (institutions
for statutory accident insurance and prevention) aimed at establishing and
using a network of centralised and decentralised files on harmful substances.
This network forms the basis of an information system intended to efficiently
support the preventive activities of the Berufsgenossenschaften and their
member companies and thus promote health protection at workplaces where
hazardous substances are handled.
At present, GESTIS comprises nine central databases operated at the German
Federation of the institutions for statutory accident insurance and prevention
(Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften):
The following decentralised information systems within the GESTIS-network are
operated by the Berufsgenossenschaften. They contain primarily sector-oriented
information such as substance or product-related draft operating instructions
or instructions for use:
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work