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Table 2 Material Potential: SBEI Checklist Indicators and Area Ratings

From: A hazardous substance exposure prevention rating method for intervention needs assessment and effectiveness evaluation: the Small Business Exposure Index

Major Indicators* Moderate Indicators* Minor Indicators* Area Rating Count (Total = 149)
CMTA at greater than a trace amount used on a daily basis at medium to high amounts (Q1 = yes AND Q7 = yes AND Q3 = M/H; CMTA but only at trace amount, and used on a daily basis in low amounts (Q1 = yes AND Q7 = no OR Q3 - low); High VP material used on a daily basis in low amounts (Q4 = yes AND Q3 = L)   
Skin sensitiser and daily amount used is medium or high (Q2 = yes AND Q3 = M/H) High VP material used in medium to high daily amounts (Q4 = yes AND Q3 = M or H); Combustion products likely (Q5= yes);   
  Skin sensitiser used a daily basis in low amounts (Q2= yes AND Q3 = L) Combustion products possible (Q6 = yes)   
One or more of these combinations = YES NA NA HIGH 6
All NO Two or more of these combinations = YES NA HIGH 6
All NO Any one of these combinations = YES Two or more of these combinations = YES HIGH 3
All NO All NO All three of these combinations = YES HIGH 15
All NO Any one of these combinations = YES All NO or one YES MODERATE 16
All NO All NO Any two of these combinations = YES MODERATE 39
All NO All NO Any one of these combinations = YES LOW 12
All NO All NO All NO LOW 52
  1. *Question numbers for Additional File 1, SBEI Checklist, page 2