The 7th International Workshop "How to handle imported containers safely", organized by the European Environmental and Occupational Medicine Society, took place in Berlin May 22nd - 23rd 2014.
The Workshop has been certified by the Medical Association (Ärztekammer) Berlin with 13 CME points.
Official Report: "How to handle import containers safely"
Xaver Baur, Alf-Magne Horneland, Axel Fischer, Ralf Stahlmann, Lygia Therese Budnik5
Int Marit Health, 2014; 65, 3: 142–157 DOI: 10.5603/IMH.2014.0029
Agenda of the workshop is available here...!
Abstracts and summary slides form the presentations from the workshop:
- Zhiwei Zhao - Fumigation of exported containers and occupational health of workers
- Baur - Diagnosis and questionnaire-problems and challenges
- Budnik - From symptoms of intoxication to identification of the noxious agents
- Beate Ritz - Using Gene-Environment Interactions Approaches to find Preventable Environmental Causes of Disease
- Flingelli & Klementz - Opening fumigated containers–Simulation of spatial gas distribution after gas release from a fumigated chamber
- Ralf Stahlmann - Toxicity of Fumigants (short introduction)
- Aliya Kosbayeva - Health hazards-WHO point of view under the international framework
- Schubert - Container fumigation
- Bratveit & Djurhuus - Research based information to involved bodies on health risks during unloading of transport units
- Rubino Colosio - Regulations of and authorization for application of fumigants
- Johanson Svedberg - Occurrence and levels of VOCs in containers arriving in Sweden including aspects on personal exposure ventilation and sampling position
- Denisenko - Reported accidents and health problems of seafarers onboard vessels carrying fumigated cargo
- Verschoor - Intoxication during unloading containers
- Verschoor - Intoxication with methyl bromide during unloading containers
- Walte - Onsite measurements of fumigated containers-Possibilities and problems