Our Ref: HSR/1/3
Head Office Circular: NP/212/18
16th October 2018
To: The Secretary
Exposure to Chemicals – Fumigated Shipping Containers
The European Agency for Safety and Health produced a safety bulletin as part of a report relating to shipping containers that are fumigated, and the health hazards arising from handling such containers.
The matter has been placed infront of your National Executive committee and they have agreed the following decision;
“That we note the safety bulletin on file in regards to fumigation of shipping containers and the hazards that arise from undertaking this type of work.
We therefore instruct the General Secretary to write to the Dockers section of both the ETF and ITF to request further information on this issue along with any studies in regards to container fumigation and associated hazards that have been undertaken and place a further report back before this NEC no later than 27th November 2018.
All Branches to be informed”.
I am in the process of carrying out those decisions.