Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 11:15:41 -0400
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From: Bradley Harris <harris626**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Abbreviations
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Using Abbreviations should be dependent on several items, including hazard levels, and the amount of chemical.  For example, a small container with non hazardous chemicals used in a small laboratory could have an abbreviation.  If there is a gallon, or 55 gallons of the same chemical the container should have a full label.

teaching abbreviations in school seems to undermine the information given from the full chemical name.


On Apr 1, 2010, at 9:20 PM, Alan Hall wrote:

Use simple chemical formulas:  NaCN, KCN, Ca2Cn2, etc, I won't argue: use abbreviations that might kill somebody, BAD idea.
Whoever has to walk into a HAZMAT incident doesn't have time to look for a bunch of abbreviations.  Lives may be on the line.  The AHLS Course stresses some of that.  Those who have not worn Level A or Level B might consider that others have and will continue to due so.  Bad labels, some of us might be invoked, whether needed or not.


Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 19:50:48 -0400
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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Abbreviations
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One of the major problems is going to be distinguishing TLAs from FLAs.   ... Jim
James A. Kaufman, Ph.D.
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