Another great resource found:
It has a glossary of all the abbreviation and terms used in MSDS's.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Matej Klimes <mklimes@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2001 1:24 PM
Subject: [Czechlist] Czech MSDS's
> Thanks to everyone who provided help on this subject, especially Kostas
> rachel for their fine examples and Petr, Irena and Simon for
> What is your experience in translating these,
> a) do you tend to stick to the layout, style and set up of the original -
> foreign document, just using the Czech names of chapters, definitions,
> instead of translating what's really there (in my example, there's pearls
> like: "Environmental fate: This product is not expected to be readily
> biodegradable"....because it's been translated from Japanese)...
> or b) do you take the Czech "vyhlaska" (thanks for pointing it out,
> or a correct Czech Bezpecnostni list, match the data in the foreign
> and use it in the "prescribed" Czech format?
> I asked which of the two would the cleint want, I didn't want to just
> translate what was there as some of it was obviously a mis-translation in
> the first place, but I dodn't want to come up with a new document, albeit
> one that would contain correct data either - if I followed the Vyhlaska
> strictly, the result would be a perfectly legal Czech Bezpecnostni list
> probably something my client will need to get (in that form) if they want
> import the substance, but it would look like a completely different
> from the layout.
> Because this was a weekend job, he didn't get back to me, so I did a sort
> compromise between the two, but I would like to hear your esteemed
> on this.
> Matej Klimes
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