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MSDS Guidelines


MSDS - What does this mean? Material Safety Data Sheet.
MSDS - What is this for? Required under the U.S. OSHA Hazard Communication Standard. This is a detailed informational document prepared by the manufacturer or importer of a hazardous chemical.
MSDS - Summary of Requirements The name of the chemical (same as on the label), The chemical and common names of the substance, A listing of the ingredients, A statement of the ingredients that are known carcinogens or that present other known hazards, Any specific hazards.
MSDS - First must contain: Identity (As Used on Label and List).
MSDS - Section I: Manufacturer's Name, Emergency Telephone Number, Address, Telephone Number for Information, Date Prepared, Signature of Preparer (optional).
MSDS - Section II: Hazardous Ingredients / Identity Information.
MSDS - Section III: Physical/Chemical Characteristics. Boiling Point, Vapor Pressure (mm Hg), Vapor Density (AIR = 1), Solubility in Water, Specific Gravity (H2O = 1), Melting Point, Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate = 1), Appearance and Odor.
MSDS - Section IV: Fire and Explosion Hazard Data. Flash Point (Method Used), Flammable Limits, Extinguishing Media, Special Fire Fighting Procedures, Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards.
MSDS - Section V: Reactivity Data. Stability, Conditions to Avoid, Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid), Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts, Hazardous Polymerization.
MSDS - Section VI: Health Hazard Data. Route(s) of Entry, Health Hazards (Acute and Chronic), Carcinogenicity, Signs and Symptoms of Exposure, Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure, Emergency and First Aid Procedures.
MSDS - Section VII: Precautions for Safe Handling and Use. Steps to Be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled, Waste Disposal Method, Precautions to Be taken in Handling and Storing, Other Precautions.
MSDS - Section VIII: Control Measures. Respiratory Protection (Specify Type), Ventilation, Protective Gloves, Eye Protection, Other Protective Clothing or Equipment, Work/Hygienic Practices.
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