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18 May

Biological limit values

By |2021-03-04T13:30:43+01:0018 May 2016|

The biological limit value, or BLV in short, describes the limit of the toxicological concentration derived from occupational health and safety of a substance up to which the health of employees is generally not impaired.

18 May

CLP

By |2021-03-05T12:13:55+01:0018 May 2016|

The CLP Regulation or Regulation EC No. 1272/2008 is the legal European implementation of the GHS and stands for the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.

5 May

EuPhraC

By |2021-03-04T13:33:06+01:005 May 2016|

The European phrase catalogue (EuPhraC) is a catalogue of standard phrases with words and partial sentences as templates for safety data sheets.

18 May

GHS

By |2021-03-04T13:33:29+01:0018 May 2016|

The Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) describes a globally valid system for detecting and providing information about hazards arising from chemicals.

18 May

Harmonised classification

By |2021-03-05T12:14:54+01:0018 May 2016|

Annex VI of the CLP Regulation contains a list of hazardous substances with their classification and labelling. Substances in this list have a harmonised classification.

18 May

Hazard and impact catalogue

By |2021-03-05T12:16:11+01:0018 May 2016|

Hazard and exposure catalogues contain both possible hazards as well as measures which can be taken to minimise same. These catalogues are provided by various trade associations.

7 Jul

Hazardous substances

By |2021-03-04T13:35:41+01:007 July 2016|

All substances, mixtures and products which can endanger the health and safety of employees in any way are considered to be hazardous substances.

11 Feb

Joint storage prohibition

By |2021-02-27T17:45:21+01:0011 February 2021|

In case of joint storage of different substances, their properties can lead to an increased risk. These cases result in a joint storage prohibition.

27 Jun

Legal classification

By |2021-03-04T13:36:23+01:0027 June 2016|

Annex VI of the CLP Regulation contains a list of hazardous substances with their classification and labelling. Substances in this list have a harmonised classification.

18 May

Occupational exposure limits

By |2021-03-04T13:42:51+01:0018 May 2016|

The occupational exposure limit value, or OELV in short, describes the average concentration of a substance in the air for which no acute or chronic adverse effects on the health of employees are to be expected during an average working time over a given reference period.

18 May

Operating instruction

By |2021-03-04T13:37:49+01:0018 May 2016|

The operating instruction in accordance with the Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances (TRGS) 555 is a document which contains the hazards and the handling of hazardous substances which are present or arise at the respective workplace.

18 May

REACH

By |2021-03-05T12:14:21+01:0018 May 2016|

The REACH Regulation, or Regulation EC No. 1907/2006 is a regulation of the European Union with the intention to ensure a high level of protection for human health and the environment. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.

18 May

REACH candidate list

By |2021-03-05T12:15:51+01:0018 May 2016|

The REACH candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHC) contains substances which are collected and evaluated due to their dangerous properties and may become subject to authorisation in future.

20 Dec

Risk assessment

By |2021-03-04T13:39:23+01:0020 December 2017|

The risk assessment is one of the obligations of employers in order to assess risks and take appropriate measures.

5 May

Safety data sheet

By |2021-03-05T12:13:56+01:005 May 2016|

A safety data sheet contains information on hazards and the handling of the substance or mixture described in it. The target is to make it obligatory to pass this information along the supply chain.

27 Jun

SVHC substances

By |2021-03-04T13:40:35+01:0027 June 2016|

The REACH candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHC) contains substances which are collected and evaluated due to their dangerous properties and may become subject to authorisation in future.

16 Feb

UFI

By |2021-03-04T13:41:05+01:0016 February 2018|

Unique formula identifier (UFI). Part of the European Product Change Notification (CLP Regulation, Annex VIII)

11 Feb

Use descriptor system

By |2021-02-27T17:45:22+01:0011 February 2021|

The use descriptor system (UDS) is a categorisation system by ECHA to uniformly classify the uses of hazardous substances through specified use descriptors.

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