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Subsport - Substitution Support Portal

Welcome to SUBSPORTplus the Substitution Support Portal!

Here you can find information to support your efforts in substituting hazardous substances. Enjoy exploring the portal and please do not hesitate to contact the project team for any comments or questions.


Support for Substitution

Substitution of hazardous chemicals is a fundamental measure to reduce risks to environment, workers, consumers and public health.

Legislation encourages you to substitute, this site will show you how.

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Latest News

Save the date – STOP Cancer at Work (09. – 10. November 2020)

The two-day online conference of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs will deal with protection from work-related cancers as part of the Roadmap on Carcinogens, a voluntary covenant signed by various partners, which Germany officially joined in November 2019. Germany will address this priority together with European and national occupational safety and health representatives, experts from the European Chemicals Regulation and the European Commission.

During the conference, various speakers will present important or topical issues from the field of occupational safety and health, such as asbestos-related risks, or possible substitutes for dangerous substances. “Substitution” is the first central element of the STOP principle, which determines the order of priority of protective measures at the workplace. Stakeholders include representatives of governments, government organisations and social partners and will discuss various occupational safety and health solutions during a workshop.

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Substitution Steps

Substitution may be fast and easy or a more complex process. Generally it includes the following steps:
  1. Define the problem
  2. Set substitution criteria
  3. Search for alternatives
  4. Assess and compare alternatives
  5. Experiment on pilot
  6. Implement and improve
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