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Material Safety Data Sheets The MSDS 29 CFR 1910.1200.

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1 Material Safety Data Sheets The MSDS 29 CFR 1910.1200

2 Right to Know You, the employee, have a right to know about the hazardous chemicals you use on the job and how to work safely with those chemicals.

3 The MSDS Chemical manufacturers must determine a chemical’s hazards and provide an MSDS.

4 The MSDS Employers must: Make the MSDS available; Train employees on hazards of the chemical; Train employees on how to protect themselves.

5 The MSDS Employees must: Read the MSDS; Be able to identify the hazards; Understand how to work safely with the chemical.

6 MSDS Confusion There is no standardized format for MSDS’s.

7 Where are Your MSDS’s Binders, or Computer systems, or Both

8 Sections of an MSDS (No set order) 1. Product and Company Identification 2. Composition/Information on Ingredients 3. Hazards Identification 4. First Aid Measures 5. Fire Fighting Measures 6. Accidental Release Measures 7. Handling and Storage 8. Exposure Control/Personal Protection 9. Physical and Chemical Properties 10. Stability and Reactivity 11. Toxicological information 12. Ecological Information 13. Disposal Considerations 14. Transport Information 15. Regulatory Information 16. Other Information

9 Product and Company Identification Manufacturer’s name, address, phone number Emergency phone number Date of MSDS Name of the chemical Trade names and synonyms

10 Composition/Ingredients Hazardous Ingredients Exposure limits of hazardous ingredients Hazardous chemical names Percentage of chemical in the product Nonhazardous ingredients Trade secrets Exposure Limits PEL (Permissible Exposure Limit) STEL (Short Term Exposure Limit) TLV (Threshold Limit Value)

11 Hazards Identification Emergency overview Routes of entry (eye, skin, inhalation, ingestion) Signs and symptoms of exposure Single, repeated or lifetime exposure Mild, moderate or severe exposure Acute or chronic effects Target organs Medical conditions that may be aggravated by exposure Carcinogenicity Potential environmental effects

12 First Aid Measures First aid treatment by route of entry to body Immediate medical attention needed Any delayed effects Special instructions to physicians

13 Fire and Explosion Data Flashpoint Flammability limits in air Autoignition temperature Hazardous combustion products Extinguishing media to use and to avoid Firefighting protective equipment and instructions Unusual fire and explosion hazards

14 Accidental Release Measures Containment in spills Spill or leak clean up Evacuation procedures Special instructions Any reporting required for spills

15 Handling and Storage Storage requirements Dispensing requirements Handling requirements

16 Personal Protection Engineering controls (ventilation…) PPE needed for various routes of entry PPE needed in emergencies (spills, explosions) Personal hygiene/work practices PPE during repair/maintenance of equipment Other special PPE considerations

17 Physical and Chemical Properties Physical appearance Odor Liquid, solid or gas Boiling point, melting point, freezing point Specific gravity Soluble in water pH Vapor Density

18 Stability and Reactivity Incompatibility with what materials Hazardous products produced during decomposition Stable or not Conditions to avoid

19 Special Sections Sections 1-10 are required on all MSDS’s Sections 11-16 are not required by OSHA Most MSDS’s have all 16 sections Some have 11-16 left blank

20 Toxicological Information Toxicity data Carcinogenicity Neurological effects Genetic effects Reproductive effects

21 Ecological Information Environmental hazard statements

22 Disposal Considerations Any regulations pertaining to disposal Physical/chemical properties affecting disposal State or local requirements that may apply

23 Transport Information Regulated during shipping Proper shipping name/placard number Hazard class Does quantity being shipped change requirements

24 Regulatory Information Federal regulations (OSHA, FDA, USDA, DEA) State regulations International considerations

25 Other Information Special label text Hazard rating systems Special considerations not otherwise mentioned NFPA and HMIS Information 1. Health = Blue 2. Flammability = Red 3. Reactivity = Yellow 4. Other hazards or special handling = White Scale= 0 (no hazard) to 4 (extreme hazard)

26 Summary MSDS is the foundation of chemical safety 24-hour access Symptoms of exposure First aid Storage Handling Personal protective equipment

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