- Fumigated shipping containers may still contain a significant quantity of methyl bromide, which may present a risk.
- Refer to WorkSafe Victoria information for health and safety solutions.
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).
Reviewed 03 November 2021