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Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Why do I need to know about Safety Data Sheets (SDS)?

 

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WHAT IS A SAFETY DATA SHEET (SDS)?

A SDS (formally known as Material Safety Data Sheets) is a document that has a specific 16-section format in alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) that the manufacturer, importer, or distributer of a chemical product is required to provide to users.  An SDS provides information so that users who handle the chemical have the hazard information to safely use, handle and store the product.

Watch a short training video on how SDS sheets work.

Safety Data Sheets can be accessed via the Internet at MSDS ONLINE 

OSD Online Access Flyer (Below)

How to Use SDS Online

  • When you arrive on the landing page you can access all the SDS’s for a particular site by location or department by using the “search location” bar.
  • You can also search for a specific product by using the eBinder Search bar.
  • You can download the SDS PDF by clicking the green PDF icon located on the left of name.

Employees of OSD who use chemicals or hazardous materials are responsible for:

  • Completing Safety Data Sheet (SDS) training
  • Read and understand the information on SDS.
  • Following all recommendations and procedures
  • Be familiar with SDS and the possible safety hazards of the products you will be using
  • Learn how to access online SDS

What If Internet Service Is Not Available?
Health Hazard Data and First Aid Information may be obtained FOR EMERGENCY USE from Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222). These are for emergency use ONLY.

If you have any questions, please call Risk Management, at (805) 385-1501 extension 2442 or 2443.