Acute Hazard

Capable of causing effects occurring from exposure over a short time, usually within minutes or hours. An acute exposure can result in short-term or long-term health effects.

Source: API RP 2009, Safe Welding, Cutting, and Hot Work Practices in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries, Seventh Edition, February 2002 (Reaffirmed, March 2012), Global Standards

Source: API RP 2201, Safe Hot Tapping Practices in the Petroleum & Petrochemical Industries, Fifth Edition, July 2003 (Reaffirmed October 2010), Global Standards

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