What are Safety Data Sheets (SDS)?

Chemical manufacturers and importers must evaluate their products to determine if they are hazardous. For those materials so designated, a Safety Data Sheet or SDS (formerly known as a Material Safety Data Sheet or MSDS) must be sent to those who purchase the items. In addition, the manufacturers are responsible for updating the SDS if product information changes. Each department or work area must maintain an SDS for each hazardous chemical / product they use and SDS's must be readily available to all using the materials. Electronic systems may be used but only if emergency back-up is supported in cases of power and/or equipment failure.

Please refer to Safety Data Sheets for more information.