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