Managing risks of methyl bromide exposure when unpacking shipping containers - information sheet -


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Use this information sheet if you, or the workers you manage, unpack shipping containers that have been fumigated with methyl bromide. 

Methyl bromide is used as a fumigant to stop pests, like insects, from being imported into Australia. 

This information sheet includes information on methyl bromide. It also has information about controlling the risks including: 

  • checking notices on containers for the presence of methyl bromide 
  • venting containers and capturing vented methyl bromide 
  • training workers 
  • providing appropriate personal protective equipment 
  • choosing air testing equipment. 

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Hazardous chemicals
Safety by industry and business
The work environment
Cargo handling
Hazardous chemicals