The hazard communication standard hcs 29 cfr 19101200g revised in 2012 requires that the chemical manufacturer distributor or importer provide safety data sheets sdss formerly msdss or material safety data sheets for each hazardous chemical to downstream users to communicate information on these hazards. It is one of the three basic elements of the whmis right to know system.
Section 1 chemical product and company identification.
Material safety data sheet sections. If you purchase a product within this 90 day time period the supplier must inform you of the significant new data and the date on which it became available in writing. Hazard communication safety data sheets. It is an essential starting point for the development of a complete health and safety program.
Before ghs the requirements for msdss were confusing and not very detailed. The hazard communication standard hcs requires chemical manufacturers distributors or importers to provide safety data sheets sdss formerly known as material safety data sheets or msdss to communicate the hazards of hazardous chemical products. An msds must be reviewed at least every three years.
A material safety data sheet msds is a document that contains information on the potential hazards health fire reactivity and environmental and how to work safely with the chemical product. Previously called msds material safety data sheets under the old osha hazcom standard safety data sheets are a critical part of ghs and are designed to communicate complete information about a chemical or mixture and how to mitigate any issues with handling or storage. The requirement to update a material safety data sheet every three years as was the case under whmis 1988 no longer applies.
Product identifier whmis classification product use manufacturers name suppliers name street address street address city province city province postal code emergency telephone postal code emergency telephone date msds prepared msds prepared by phone number. The categories must have the following similar headings. A safety data sheet sds material safety data sheet msds or product safety data sheet psds are documents that list information relating to occupational safety and health for the use of various substances and products.
A supplier material safety data sheet must provide at least nine categories or sections of content and approximately sixty items of information distributed among those categories. Material safety data sheet 16 sections section 1 chemical product and company identification product identifier whmis classification product use manufacturers name suppliers name street address street address city province city province postal code emergencytelephone postal code emergency telephone. Material safety data sheet 16 sections.
Safety data sheets sdss the safety data sheets previously known as the material safety data sheet or msds is an important source of information for the worker at the worksite. Sdss are a widely used system for cataloging information on chemicals chemical compounds and chemical mixturessds information may include instructions for the safe use.