Shipping containers that have been fumigated and ventilated by fumigators may still contain a significant quantity of methyl bromide (MeBr) due to poor venting procedures, desorption or entrapment of the gas in the packaging. This may present a risk to persons involved in unpacking these containers.
To help keep fumigated shipping containers safe, WorkSafe Victoria has developed two health and safety solutions:
Fumigated shipping containers – clearance of methyl bromide (by fumigators)
Fumigated shipping containers – venting prior to unpacking (by end user).
For more information, refer to the WorkSafe Victoria website.