The German IFA has launched a new database within GESTIS: the GESTIS DNEL
Database: www.dguv.de/ifa/gestis-dnel. This database has been set up on request
and with specialised support of the German Social Accident Insurance
According to the REACH Regulation DNELs or "Derived No-Effect Levels" are
deduced levels of exposure below which a chemical substance should not
adversely affect human health. DNELs have to be established by manufacturers
and importers under their own responsibility and are published by the European
Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
The reported DNELs are not immediately visible on ECHA's website, being located
in the registration entry for the substance concerned in a sub-chapter. The
GESTIS DNEL Database of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) aims to
simplify searches for workplace-related DNELs, as they could serve as a tool
for occupational risk assessment.
GESTIS is a joint project of the German Social Accident Insurance Institutions
aimed at establishing and using a network of centralised and decentralised
files on harmful substances.
GESTIS is maintained by the Institut für Arbeitsschutz der Deutschen
Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung (IFA, Institute for Occupational Safety and
Health of the German Social Accident Insurance).
At present, GESTIS comprises eight central databases operated at the German
Social Accident Insurance (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV):
It also provides accessto the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC), which
contain essential information for the safe handling of chemical substances at
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work