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

How to use fumigators to clear methyl bromide (MeBr) from shipping containers.

Last updated

Oct 2009

Reading level

easy

File Type and Size

PDF, 364.63 kB

Document Length

2 pages

What it contains

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

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