Protective Coatings Application - Unit 1.9: LEL, TLV, OEL, MEL and Ventilation

Objective: To understand the importance of the above values given in Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and the need to ensure that the works are established and maintained so there is no possibility of these values being exceeded

  • Material safety data sheets must be supplied with all paints, solvents, cleaners etc.
  • Information on the material safety data sheets can be of a complex nature.
  • The company must fully understand the requirements of the material safety data sheets.
  • The product user should be aware of the technical terms and phrases.

Note the MEL and OES have been replaced by the Workplace Exposure Limits (WELS) in the UK