BASF practices thorough hazard control. Technical measures such as closed systems are one of the main steps used in the prevention of exposures to chemical substances. Beyond this, there is an obligation to optimally prepare for and respond to involuntary chemical exposures. Organized preparation and response is particularly relevant for chemicals, which potentially represent a major risk not only for employees, but also for neighbors, transporters, or customers.
Against this background and in compliance with the chemical industry's commitment to Responsible Care®, the Corporate Health Management Department of BASF Ludwigshafen developed medical guidelines for the treatment of acute exposure to chemical substances.
Every guideline exists in four versions, namely for first responders, paramedics and doctors at the site, doctors at hospitals/emergency departments, and the patients. Thus, the guidelines are user-specific for different target groups involved in the management of a chemical accident. All guidelines are reviewed thoroughly by external experts.
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The medical guidelines of BASF can be found here.