Safety Data Sheets

In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, information must be available about the identities and hazards of the chemicals. OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires the development and dissemination of such information:


•Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to evaluate the hazards of chemicals they produce or import, and Prepare labels and safety data sheets (SDS) to convey the hazard information to their downstream customers.


•All employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces must have labels and SDSs for their exposed workers, and train them to handle the
chemicals appropriately.

NOTE: Many data sheets have been updated to meet new government regulations. These new sheets follow a standardized format, so finding information is easier and faster for the operator. 8/28/15