Fumigated shipping containers – venting prior to unpacking by end user: A health and safety solution

How to vent fumigated shipping containers before they are unpacked.
Last updated

Oct 2009

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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 how to vent fumigated containers before they are unpacked. This includes:

  • completing checks to determine if a container has been fumigated
  • using mechanical ventilation in containers
  • training workers in safe unpacking procedures
  • air testing containers for MeBr

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