It has only happened a couple of times but in each case we hired a toxicologist ( retired from Polaroid who did this for them ).
What do others do to assess, predict and assign an OSHA 2012 health hazard classification to a newly synthesize compound develop by your home institution when you are required to develop a SDS?
I'm not so concerned about assessing the hazards of mixtures of known chemicals but concerned more about new compounds, where the new compound has no history of a health hazard evaluation and where using the precursor chemicals is not as reliable predictor of its health hazards/toxicity.
Does anyone use a toxicologist to review the chemical structure of the new compound to predict and present their "best judgment" regarding the health hazard classifications?
Steve Rupkey, CIH
Argonne National Laboratory
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