What is the meaning of the exclamation mark GHS CLP?

Unlike the very specific hazard pictograms, such as for example the flame symbol, the meaning of the exclamation mark in GHS CLP is of a more general nature. In short: There are several different hazards indicated by the exclamation mark. Moreover, this pictogram can be replaced by other pictograms. What are the hazards that may [...]

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Retention period for safety data sheets

Retention of documents is an important topic, especially in terms of the law on hazardous substances. The REACH Regulation regulates the disclosure of information, also through the use of safety data sheets. As a result, every involved party, from the manufacturer / importer to intermediaries and the end consumer, receives documents that have a specified [...]

By |2018-09-10T14:29:06+02:00October 2016|General, Hazardous Substances, Occupational Safety, Safety Data Sheets|Comments Off on Retention period for safety data sheets

Penetration and wearing time for protective gloves

Penetration time and wearing time are generally not the same. What is the difference and what is the maximum length of time protective gloves should be worn? Penetration time Section 8.2.2 of the safety data sheets contains information on skin protection, particularly in relation to protective gloves. Glove material, material strength and penetration time form [...]

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Dust limit values, the difference between “E” and “A” dust fractions

In occupational health and safety and when working with hazardous substances, terms like smoke, dust, "E" dust or "A" dust are often mentioned. These terms are clearly defined in the statutory provisions and Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances. The difference between smoke and dust and the reason dust is harmful to the lungs are summarized [...]

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When are safety data sheets relevant?

The use and format of safety data sheets (SDS) is specified in the REACH Regulation. It is important to know if a safety data sheet is required and how often it has to be updated. Do you need to provide a safety data sheet? An SDS is generally required if a substance or mixture is [...]

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What does DNEL and PNEC stand for?

DNEL and PNEC values can increasingly be found in safety data sheets. What then distinguishes these values from occupational exposure limit values (OELVs) and biological limit values (BLVs)? In contrast to the German occupational exposure limit values and biological limit values, DNWL and PNEC values are derived from a European Regulation, whereby the DNEL values [...]

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STOT – the new hazard category by GHS classification

While many people have a clear understanding of acutely toxic substances – the more toxic the deadlier – it can be harder to grasp the meaning of STOT. Let’s start with the abbreviation: STOT stands for specific target organ toxicity. Target organ toxicity is divided into two substance classifications. SE for single exposure and RE [...]

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