How many pieces of information are required on a SDS?
The information contained in the SDS is largely the same as the MSDS, except now the SDSs are required to be presented in a consistent user-friendly, 16-section format. This brief provides guidance to help workers who handle hazardous chemicals to become familiar with the format and understand the contents of the SDSs.
How many sections are in a MSDS?
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET — 16 Sections.
What do you need to know about a material safety data sheet?
Other Information A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) provides basic information on a material or chemical product. A MSDS describes the properties and potential hazards of the material, how to use it safely, and what to do in an emergency.
What kind of information is required on a MSDS in Canada?
There are nine (9) categories of information that must be present on an MSDS in Canada. These categories are specified in the Controlled Products Regulations and include: Product Information: product identifier (name), manufacturer and suppliers names, addresses, and emergency phone numbers
What are the different sections of the SDS?
Section 9—Physical and chemical properties: The chemical’s characteristics. Section 10—Stability and reactivity: Chemical stability and possible hazardous reactions. Section 11—Toxicological information: Routes of exposure (inhalation, ingestion, or absorption contact), symptoms, acute and chronic effects, and numerical measures of toxicity.
When does an employer need to prepare a MSDS?
The MSDSs must be readily available to the workers who are exposed to the controlled product and to the health and safety committee or representative. If a controlled product is made in the workplace, the employer has a duty to prepare an MSDS for any of these products.