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20. CHEMICALS 1. Acute toxicity 2. Serious health hazard 3. Health hazard / irritating 4. Corrosive 5. Explosive 6. Compressed gases 7. Flammable 8. Oxidizing 9. Dangerous for the environment 20.1 Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) The Material Safety Data Sheet gives the user information for the safe use of a chemical substance. This information can be used to educate workers in safe working procedures with hazardous chemical substances and to select appropriate personal protective equipment. It can also be referenced in case of chemical accidents and fires, and handling of chemical waste. 20.2 Chemical hazard symbols Chemical hazard symbols provide information about the hazards that the chemical presents to the user and / or to the environment. Instructions on personal protection, handling and safe use of chemicals are given on MSDS. NEW HAZARD SYMBOLS FOR CHEMICALS 1 3 5 7 9 2 4 6 9 98


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