Authority for Justice and Consumer Protection

Report an accident or malfunction involving hazardous substances

If an accident or operational disruption or illness or death has occurred in your company in connection with hazardous substances, you must report this immediately.

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The report should be made immediately.

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Legal remedies

Further information on how you may be able to appeal against the decision is described in the decision under “Your rights”.

Legal basis

§ 18 Paragraph 1 Ordinance on Protection from Hazardous Substances (Hazardous Substances Ordinance – GefStoffV)

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You must immediately report an accident or operational disruption while working with hazardous substances if it has caused serious damage to the health of at least one of your employees.
You must also report illnesses and deaths if there is a concrete suspicion that they were caused by working with hazardous substances. You must provide precise information about the activity and the risk assessment for the workplace.
If you have already communicated the notification to another authority, you can submit a copy of the notification.

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Address and contact information


Authority for Justice and Consumer Protection
Employee Protection
Billstraße 80 20539 Hamburg

Opening hours

Mon-Wed 10am-1pm, Thurs 10am-1pm, 2pm-4pm, Fri 10am-1pm, telephone advice only

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S2 / S21 Rothenburgsort, buses 120/122/124/130/160/224/530 Rothenburgsort

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