Tag: MSDS

Help Employees Keep Safe This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but it’s also a time to keep safe. Encourage your employees to be safety-minded during the holidays at home and on the road. You want your employees to be safe at work, of course, but statistics show that they’re far more likely to be injured or killed off the […]

A Quick Guide to EPA’s MSDS Requirements

Under EPCRA, facilities covered by OSHA’s MSDS requirements are also responsible for following EPA’s MSDS reporting requirements. Pesticides MSDSs are considered part of pesticide labeling under FIFRA. Special EPA hazard statements must be placed on product labels, but there is no such requirement for revising MSDSs to include such statements. Need to know if one […]

Are Your MSDSs All Filled Out?

Each MSDS must contain certain information for each substance. Here’s what they’ve got to have. Chemical identity and composition The MSDS must describe the substance’s composition and, if a single substance, its chemical and common name(s). Mixtures It must describe the chemical and common name(s) of the ingredients that contribute to the known hazards and […]

Changes to Hazard Communication Standard in 2012

The GHS amendments will: Modify the criteria for classifying chemical hazards. Standardize signal words, pictograms, hazard statements, and precautionary statements for chemical labeling. Prescribe a specified format for material safety data sheets (MSDS) and call them “safety data sheets,” or SDSs Revise the requirements for employee training on chemical labels and safety data sheets to […]