Article 2. Definitions of California Labor Code >> Division 5. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 2.5. >> Article 2.
Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions in
this article and the provisions of Article 1 shall govern the
construction of provisions of this chapter.
"CAS number" means the unique identification number assigned
by the Chemical Abstracts Service to specific chemical substances.
"Chemical name" is the scientific designation of a substance
in accordance with the nomenclature system developed by the
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry or the system
developed by the Chemical Abstracts Service.
"Common name" means any designation or identification such as
code name, code number, trade name, or brand name used to identify a
substance other than by its chemical name.
"Expose" or "exposure" means any situation arising from work
operation where an employee may ingest, inhale, absorb through the
skin or eyes, or otherwise come into contact with a hazardous
substance; provided, that such contact shall not be deemed to
constitute exposure if the hazardous substance present is in a
physical state, volume, or concentration for which it has been
determined pursuant to Sections 6382 and 6390 that there is no valid
and substantial evidence that any adverse acute or chronic risk to
human health may occur from such contact.
"Impurity" means a hazardous substance which is
unintentionally present with another substance or mixture.
"Manufacturer" means a person who produces, synthesizes,
extracts, or otherwise makes a hazardous substance.
"Mixture" means any solution or intimate admixture of two or
more substances, at least one of which is present as a hazardous
substance, as designated pursuant to Sections 6382 and 6383, which do
not react chemically with each other.
"MSDS" means a material safety data sheet prepared pursuant
to Section 6390. A label in 8-point or larger type, prepared pursuant
to Section 6390, shall constitute an MSDS for the purposes of this