Material Safety Data Sheets / Safety Data Sheets
The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is a system for standardizing the classification and labeling of chemicals. It was designed by the United Nations and adopted by OSHA in 2012. Through this system, employers are required to train employees on the new label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format by December 1, 2013. Please refer to the videos below for information on some of the key changes:
- Understanding GHS Safety Data Sheets (OSHA Training Tutorial)
- Understanding the GHS Labeling System (OSHA Training Tutorial)
The chart below details when the specific GHS requirements will need to be implemented:
|Compliance Deadline||GHS Requirement|
|December 1, 2013||Employers need to train employees on the new label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format.|
|June 1, 2015||Manufacturers need to supply product using the new OSHA standard for labels and SDS.|
|December 1, 2015||Distributors need to supply product using the new OSHA standard for labels and SDS.|
|June 1, 2016||Employers should have product with updated labels and SDS in their facilities.|
For more information these changes, please refer to OSHA's website.
SDS will be uploaded to website as they become available and will overwrite the current MSDS format. All SDS will be uploaded well before December 1, 2015.
Currently, we have made Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) available online. Instructions for the safe use, hazards, and disposal methods of a product (along with the ingredients) are included in these sheets.
To find a document, enter the reorder number of the product or a description in the search box above.
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