Guessing the safest way to work with or around a chemical can be very dangerous. If you don t know how to handle a substance properly, you could end up with chemical burns, breathing problems, fires or even explosions. Instead of guessing, employees should use the Safety Data Sheet, or SDS.
Using Safety Data Sheets
Safety Data Sheets: The Information Connection covers each of the sixteen sections of the standardized SDS and how to obtain the pertinent information employees need when they need it.
Safety Data Sheet Basics
- Sixteen Section Format
- Chemical Identification and Hazards (Sections 1, 2, and 16)
- Ingredients and Exposure Guidelines (Sections 3, 8, and 11)
- Emergency Response (Sections 4, 5, and 6)
- Handling and Storage (Sections 7, 9, and 10)
- Environmental and Regulations (Sections 12 through 15)