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3 Jul

What is the meaning of the exclamation mark GHS CLP?

By |2021-03-15T09:31:27+01:003 July 2017|SDB-Profi, GefStoff-Profi, FaSi-Profi, General, Hazardous Substances, Occupational Safety, Safety Data Sheets|

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

31 Oct

Retention period for safety data sheets

By |2021-02-27T17:47:39+01:0031 October 2016|SDB-Profi, GefStoff-Profi, FaSi-Profi, General, Hazardous Substances, Occupational Safety, 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

17 Oct

Penetration and wearing time for protective gloves

By |2021-02-27T17:47:39+01:0017 October 2016|SDB-Profi, GefStoff-Profi, FaSi-Profi, General, Hazardous Substances, Occupational Safety, Safety Data Sheets|

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

10 Oct

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

By |2021-02-27T17:47:39+01:0010 October 2016|SDB-Profi, GefStoff-Profi, FaSi-Profi, General, Hazardous Substances, Occupational Safety, Safety Data Sheets|

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

22 Aug

When are safety data sheets relevant?

By |2021-02-27T17:47:39+01:0022 August 2016|General, Safety Data Sheets|

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

11 Jul

What does DNEL and PNEC stand for?

By |2021-02-27T17:47:39+01:0011 July 2016|General|

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

16 May

STOT – the new hazard category by GHS classification

By |2021-02-27T17:47:39+01:0016 May 2016|General|

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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