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Risk and safety statements in various languages (MSDS)

December 11, 2008

Dear sirs,

I have a big problem: The Material Safety Data Sheets of various plating additives I get from our valued suppliers contain R/S phrases in English. But our staff is quite international (R&D;, many students & professors from around the world) and so I need to translate the phrases from English to other languages. A tedious task. Do you know a book or reference, which contains all the translations of the R/S phrases to simplify my work?

Thanks in advance!

Henrik M. Volderhus
R&D Engineer - Antwerp, Belgium

December 16, 2008

Try this website, the Risk phrases start from page 86 in about ten different languages:

Hope it helps.

Brian Terry
Aerospace - Yeovil, Somerset, UK

December 17, 2008

Dear Mr. Volderhus,

When I was employed in an electroplating company some time ago and being involved with developing, producing and shipping plating additives, I faced exactly the same problem.

So I created a free online service, where you can translate risk and safety phrases into 22 European languages plus Norwegian:

If you happen to own a Mac, then you can also download this free application named Crisp, which works without being connected to the internet:

Maybe you can also make good use of the tools!

Best regards from Germany,

Martin Michel
- Bielefeld, Germany

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