Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 12:57:14 -0400
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Subject: Re: Managing Chemicals with stench characteristics

Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 09:35:57 -0700
From: Gordon Miller 
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Managing Chemicals with stench characteristics

I've been following MSDSs for a long time. They're better then
nothing, but three major error sources come to mind:
* Word processing glitches where the writer pastes the wrong
boilerplate into an MSDS,
* Too often the PPE guidance is rubbish. The archetype is "Use rubber
gloves," and
* They are often hyper conservative. Apparently they're written for
worst-case scenarios.

Oh, did I mention standardization? Or making them worker- (as
compared to Industrial Hygienist-) friendly?

Gordon Miller
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
P.O. Box 808  (L-379)
Livermore, California 94550
(925) 423-8036
Fax (925) 422-5176

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