Fumigated shipping containers – clearance of methyl bromide by fumigators: A health and safety solution


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Fumigated and ventilated shipping containers can contain high levels of methyl bromide (MeBr), making them dangerous for workers. This health and safety solution outlines safety measures workplaces can use to reduce MeBR levels in containers. This includes:

  • preparing containers for fumigation
  • setting up containers for mechanical ventilation
  • testing containers for MeBr levels
  • creating fumigation warning notices and issuing clearance certificates for the container before transporting