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What does STEL stand for?

Short-term exposure limit

What is Stel in MSDS?

A Short Term Exposure Limit (STEL) is defined by ACGIH as the concentration to which workers can be exposed continuously for a short period of time without suffering from: Irritation. Chronic or irreversible tissue damage.

What is the abbreviation for safety data sheet?

SDS

What other names have been used for safety data sheets?

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) (29 CFR 1910.1200(g)), revised in 2012, requires that the chemical manufacturer, distributor, or importer provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly MSDSs or Material Safety Data Sheets) for each hazardous chemical to downstream users to communicate information on these hazards.

What is GHS in safety?

GHS stands for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. GHS defines and classifies the hazards of chemical products, and communicates health and safety information on labels and safety data sheets).

What is a Category 4 toxicity?

The four toxicity categories, from one to four are: Toxicity category I is Highly toxic and Severely irritating, Toxicity category II is Moderately toxic and Moderately irritating, Toxicity category IV is Practically non-toxic and not an irritant.

What are the steps to eliminate hazard in your workplace?

Six Steps to Control Workplace Hazards

  1. Step 1: Design or re-organise to eliminate hazards.
  2. Step 2: Substitute the hazard with something safer.
  3. Step 3: Isolate the hazard from people.
  4. Step 4: Use engineering controls.
  5. Step 5: Use administrative controls.
  6. Step 6: Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

What is risk and give example?

Risk is the chance or probability that a person will be harmed or experience an adverse health effect if exposed to a hazard. For example: the risk of developing cancer from smoking cigarettes could be expressed as: “cigarette smokers are 12 times (for example) more likely to die of lung cancer than non-smokers”, or.