Presentation on theme: "MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS) Heather Wipijewski, CVT This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded under the President’s Community-Based."— Presentation transcript:
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS) Heather Wipijewski, CVT This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded under the President’s Community-Based Job Training Grants as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This solution is copyrighted by the institution that created it. Internal use by an organization and/or personal use by an individual for non- commercial purposes is permissible. All other uses require the prior authorization of the copyright owner.
WHAT IS MSDS? ► Assessment of physical and health hazards of chemicals or products. ► Required by OSHA. ► MSDS compiled by manufacturers. ► Supplied with the initial shipment of the product ► If not supplied with shipment, can request MSDS from manufacturer.
WHERE TO FIND MSDS? ► In facilities, there should be a system in place to catalogue MSDS forms. ► Binder specific for the MSDS forms.
UNDERSTANDING MSDS ► Product identification – Name and address of manufacturer and emergency phone number where questions can be directed. ► Hazardous Ingredients of Mixtures – Describes the percent composition of the substance, listing chemicals present in the mixture.
UNDERSTANDING MSDS ► Physical Data – Physical properties of the material/chemical. ► Fire and Explosion Hazard Data – Information regarding the flammability of the material and information for fighting fires involving the material.
UNDERSTANDING MSDS ► Health Hazard – Defines medical signs and symptoms that may be enountered when working with chemical/material. ► Emergency and First Aid Procedures – What to do in case of an emergency or exposure to the product.
UNDERSTANDING MSDS ► Reactivity Data – Information regarding stability of material and any special storage considerations. ► Spill, Leak and Disposal Procedures – General procedures, precautions and methods for cleanup of spills
UNDERSTANDING MSDS ► Personal Protection Information – General information about appropriate PPE for handling material.