Material Safety Data Sheet
In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, information must be available about the identities and hazards of the chemicals. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard requires the development and dissemination of such information.
Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce or import, and prepare labels and material safety data sheets (MSDSs) to convey the hazard information to their downstream customers.
All employers who have hazardous chemicals in their workplaces must ensure that containers are properly labeled, and they must have MSDSs available to the employees who work with the products. Employers must also train their exposed workers on how to identify hazards in the workplace, how to read labels and MSDSs, and how to handle the chemicals appropriately.
Providence College complies with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard by providing training to all employees who are or have the potential to be exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace. Material Safety Data Sheets are maintained and made available to all those who want or require additional information. If you have any questions about a chemical in your workplace, see your direct supervisor or contact the Office of Environmental, Health and Safety. If you want additional information on OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, or if you wish to search for a product MSDS online, click on the links below.