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This small dictionary contains about 180 terms and expressions commonly found on material safety data sheets. The
dictionary is sorted alphabetically on the English terms; if you prefer another sorting order, please consult the
pages in French or Dutch. We will update these data as we encounter new relevant terms, so you might want to
check back regularly, or leave a note so we can keep you posted on updates.
Here you will find a list of abbreviations and acronyms that we found on MSDSs we translated. Some of these are
very common (e.g. BOD for Biochemical/Biologocial Oxygen Demand), while others are less frequently used (e.g. CAR
for Carcinogenic Effects). This information is intended primarily to help users and translators interpret the
data on an SDS and other documents produced by the chemical industry. Please read the cautionary note before
using any of the abbreviations in your own MSDS or health and safety documents.
This glossary contains the official acronyms of institutions, government bodies, state, national and federal laws,
regulations and dangerous chemical substances lists and indexes found on MSDS, safety and transport labels, and
other documentation dealing with dangerous goods and regulatedchemical substances and preparations. If the
geographical origin of an institution is not clear from its full name, the relevant country is mentioned in
parentheses, sometimes with the date of establishement or incorporation.