Code of Maine Rules
05 - DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
071 - EDUCATION - GENERAL
Chapter 161 - PURCHASE AND STORAGE OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS
Section 071-161-1 - DEFINITIONS
Current through 2023-52, December 27, 2023
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings:
Hazardous chemical: "Hazardous chemical" means a chemical which is a physical hazard or a health hazard, as listed by the (Maine Department of Labor) Bureau of Labor Standards.
Health hazard: "Health hazard" means a chemical which is:
a. Listed in the Toxic and Hazardous Substance section of the regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act labeling standard in the United States Code of Federal Regulations 29, Part 1910, Subpart Z;
b. Listed in the Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents in the Work Environment, American conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, latest edition;
c. A carcinogen or potential carcinogen, listed in The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances, published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, latest edition based on the National Toxicology Program Annual Report on Carcinogens or the International Agency for Research on Cancer Monographs:
d. Listed as radioactive material in regulations promulgated by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission;
e. Contained on a list established by the director (of the Bureau of Labor Standards) by rule after consultation with the Bureau of Health and which meets any of the following criteria:
f. A mixture which is a health hazard based on application of the criteria a through e to the mixture as a whole, or which contains more than 1% by weight or volume of a chemical which is a health hazard or which contains more than 0.1% by weight or volume of a carcinogen identified in accordance with paragraph c.
Material Safety Data Sheet: "Material Safety Data Sheet" means a form containing information concerning a hazardous chemical substantially equivalent in content to Form 20 of the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration, but which includes both acute and chronic health hazard information.
Physical hazard: "Physical hazard" means a chemical which is: