What is a Safety Data Sheet?

A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is a fact sheet manufacturers are required to provide to the public, to describe the chemical properties of the product they are selling.
In this section we will cover:

  • Why Safety Data Sheets are Important
  • MSDS vs. SDS
  • How to Read a Safety Data Sheet
  • The 16 Sections of the Safety Data Sheets
  • OSHA Employer Obligations
Blue Note

This Understanding Safety Data Sheets is from the Chemical Safety Certification course. (#7 in your member dashboard) If you haven’t gone through it yet, now is a good time. 2021 is the time to get certified in chemical safety.

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