German so-called "Betriebsanweisungen" represent a subset of the internationally more common SOPs (standard operating instructions) specialised on safety. They are an important - and legally required - means of informing co-workers and students about hazards, protective measures and directives, first aid and disposal. They have to be worded in a language understood by the employees and made readily accessible.
The documents implement a color code to indicate the category of hazards and the ground-lying law:
In the following we compiled some samples of "Betriebsanweisungen" (BAs) in English.
Please note that these samples may not be used unchanged, but have to be adapted to the conditions on-site and put into effect by signature of the superior.
BA hazardous substance (empty template) (xls)
BA flammable solvents (xls)
BA chloral hydrate (xls)
BA hydrofluoric acid (xls)
BA aqua regia (xls)
BA hydrochloric acid 37% (xls)
BA sulfuric acid 38% (xls)
(in German) are available on the page of the Sustainability & Energy Unit.