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What are OSHA requirements for SDS?

What are OSHA requirements for SDS?

As required under the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200, a safety data sheet (SDS) must precede or accompany the initial shipment of any hazardous material defined as such under the Act. For items previously ordered, an SDS must also be supplied if the SDS has changed since the previous shipment.

Is every section of the SDS mandatory?

So a short course on the SDS sections is in order. There are 16 in all, four of which are not mandatory, per OSHA. This section lists the chemical’s recommended uses, the supplier’s contact information and emergency phone number, and common names and synonyms for the product.

What are the requirements of a compliant SDS?

SDS must provide information on the:

  • Hazards of the chemical and how to handle it safely, including storage and disposal.
  • Physical and chemical properties of the chemical, as well as potential health and emergency response measures.
  • Environmental effects of the chemical.

Is an SDS a legal requirement?

SDS are a must if a chemical is hazardous and is being supplied for use at work, whether in packages or not. SDS are also needed if your chemical is not classified as hazardous but contains small amounts of a hazardous substance.

Does OSHA require SDS for hand sanitizer?

OSHA only requires safety data sheets (SDSs) for hazardous products or chemicals. GLT Products, along with other manufacturers are not required to provide SDSs for non-hazardous materials or products. In fact, OSHA does not encourage manufacturers to maintain SDSs for non-hazardous products or chemicals.

What is exempt from SDS?

Exempt: Nuisance Particulates and Dusts Anything lacking physical and health hazards is not hazardous and, therefore, does not require an SDS. Note: many dusts, including flour and hardwood dusts, have physical and/or health hazards and would require an SDS.

How do I get an SDS?

To obtain SDS, get them from the manufacturer.

  1. They may be sent with the chemical order (paper copy or e-mail attachment).
  2. Otherwise, go to the manufacturer’s website and download it or request a copy.

What products require a SDS?

What products require an SDS? Any product that is considered a hazardous chemical requires a safety data sheet….Safety Data Sheet (SDS) FAQ’s

  • Written Hazard Communication Program.
  • Inventory of hazardous chemicals and hazard assessment.
  • System for maintaining MSDSs.
  • Chemical labels and warning signs.
  • Training programs.

What are the safety data sheets in China?

Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) There are two important standards specifying the content and format of SDSs in China: GB/T 16483-2008 safety data sheet for chemical products: content and order of sections issued in 2008 and GB/T 17519-2013 Guidance on the compilation of safety data sheet for chemical products issued in 2013.

What are the regulations for hazardous chemicals in China?

Decree 591 requires manufacturers of hazardous chemicals to classify, label and package chemicals as well as prepare safety data sheets in accordance with relevant national standards. Decree 591 also prohibits distributors from selling hazardous chemicals without SDSs and labels.

What is the Order of the Chinese SDSS?

GB/T 16483-2008 specifies the basic content and order of sections in Chinese SDSs while GB/T 17519-2013 provides detailed guidelines on how each section should be compiled in China. Composition information: Hazardous ingredients displayed in a descending order based on concentration or concentration ranges;

What are the GHS requirements for chemicals in China?

GB 15258-2009 General rules for preparation of precautionary label for chemicals has set detailed requirements on the content and format of chemical labels. China has adopted standard GHS label elements (see example given below) and set additional requirements on language, 24h emergency telephone number, and sizes, etc.