SDS-Safety Data Sheets
SDSs must be readily accessible to employees when they are in their work areas during their workshifts.
Employees who may be “exposed” to hazardous chemical when working must be provided information and trained prior to their initial assignments.
Exposure is when an employee is subjected to a hazardous chemical in the course of employment through any route of entry including:
- Skin or Eye Contact
The role of a SDS is to provide standardized, detailed information on each hazardous chemical, including:
- Hazard(s) Identification
- Physical and Chemical Properties
- First Aid Measures
- Recommendations for appropriate protective measures
Safety Data Sheets are vital to your health and safety. Know the location of the SDSs in your workplace and understand the information they provide.