gnome wrote:I don't want to strawman you--how would you handle the task if you were setting it up?
I would first ask everyone to understand that one cannot live a riskless life. And, yeah, milligram quantities of parachlorobenzine can kill if administered properly but the likelihood of that is close to zero and to protect against that is simply a fools errand that serves no purpose but to infantalize all of us. Remember also that the current system does not require providing MSDS to the end user. Some number of people die because of poisonings. Sad.
Contents are on containers. Storage places that contain lots of stuff should be known to first responders. If there is an emergency it is childs play to cross reference substances with places.
Some shit has no msds. Does that mean it cannot be sold? Hell no. All we can do is our best and here we have the 80/20 rule writ large. OSHA is after the 10% that takes 90% of the effort and that is where the line has to be drawn.
The thing is that in the tiny areas where I have some expertise, the rules seem stupid, redundant and ofttimes pointless. Why would it be different in areas that I am unfamiliar with?
I guess to really address your question, I'd have to know what the mandate of the agency is. But something tells me that if they force a manufacturer to put signage on the top of a ladder that informs the user to not stand on the top, they are going a bit too far.