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Diesel exhausts at the workplace – a health hazard

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diesel fumes are more dangerous than was previously thought and are now listed in the same class of hazardous materials such as asbestos, arsenic and mustard gas.

Diesel exhausts now no longer count 'merely' as "probably carcinogenic to humans" (Group 2A), but as an actual cause of the disease.

In Germany, the government has enforced strict legal requirements with respect to the use of diesel particulate filters in completely or partially enclosed workplaces, such as tunnels, hangars or warehouses. These regulations, such as TRGS 554 (Technical Rules on Hazardous Substances – Diesel Engine Emissions) go beyond the stipulations laid down in the relevant EU directives. This particular protection regulation covers activities in work areas in which diesel exhausts can be found in the ambient air.

At Cybrand, we offer retrofit emission control solutions for all diesel engine applications. Contact our team today for professional advice on how to reduce the risk to you and your staff.

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