Hazardous substances: Accident in operation - Obligation to notify

As an entrepreneur or trader, you are obliged to notify the competent authority without delay

  • any accident or malfunction which has caused serious damage to the health of employees in the case of hazardous substances activities,
  • on illnesses and deaths in which there are concrete indications of causing causation from the activity of hazardous substances, with the precise indication of the activity and the risk assessment.


The accident report must not be confused with the accident report under professional cooperative law. Both duties stand side by side.

Related Links

  • § 19 Abs. 1 Gefahrstoffverordnung
  • § 193 Siebtes Sozialgesetzbuch (SGB XII)

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