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MSDS is now SDS

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RiverWoods CCRC

on 20 December 2013

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Transcript of MSDS is now SDS

Chemical Safety
Are the chemicals used at work more dangerous than the ones used at home?
Routes of Exposure
Master Books:
Are located at the front desk
Information on an SDS
*Chemical name
Chemicals Can Be..
What is SDS
*Safety Data Sheet.
*How you can be exposed
Warning Labels
*Warning labels provide important information about the
Employee Responsibilities
*Know where to obtain information about hazardous chemicals
used in your work area.
Safe Handling Procedures
*Read all labels on containers
-It used to be known as MSDS- Material Safety Data Sheet.
*SDS are part of the hazard communication standard and the
right to know law.*
*Manufacturer information
*Emergency contacts
*List of chemical ingredients
*Physical appearance
*Permissible exposure limits
*Dilution ratios
*Necessary protective equipment
*First aid for exposure
*Fire fighting method
*Handling spills
*How to dispose of properly
*How to handle the chemical properly*
Sub-Master Books:
Are located in each department

You should be familiar with where these are located BEFORE an emergency situation arises. *
No. The chemicals you may be handling at work are no more dangerous than those you use at home. However, exposure in the workplace is likely to be greater, with higher concentrations, and longer exposure time. Therefore, the potential danger is greater on the job. *

*Inert/Not Chemically Active*
*Skin Absorption
*Always read the label before you begin a job using a potentially
hazardous chemical.
*Look for a yellow,
or red triangle.*
*Read/Understand labels/MSDS before you start working.
*Ask questions if you are not sure.
*Keep your work area clean.
*Use appropriate protective equipment/clothing.
*Do NOT eat or drink around chemicals.
*Learn emergency procedures for your area.
*Follow procedures for disposal and spill clean-up.*
*Check the SDS (MSDS)
*Never smell a chemical for identification
*Respect all chemicals
*Use proper storage procedures
*If a chemical is not labeled. DO NOT USE IT. Never assume you
know what something is by the way is looks or smells.*
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