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Safety Data Sheet Finder

For departments have have hazardous chemicals, there are certain requirements that need to be met in order to comply with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard:

1) Hazardous Chemical List: 

  • Needs to be updated annually,
  • Contains housekeeping chemicals, laboratory chemicals, compressed gases,
  • Do not include minor household/office products,
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Workplace Safety Office.

2) Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Manual:

  • An SDS must be available for all chemicals listed in the Hazardous Chemical List,
  • Must be updated annually,
  • SDS's can be obtained directly from the manufacturer, through an online search, or by accessing our subscription service Chemwatch
  • SDS's have to be accessible to all employees either by a hard copy manual, or via computer on a hard drive (cannot depend on internet searches).

3) Training: 

  • All employees must be trained in regards to the specific hazards associated in the department's Hazardous Chemical List,
  • Training must take place annually, or as new chemicals are introduced,
  • Document all training with a sign-in sheet.

If you have any questions, contact the Division of Occupational Safety and Health at 615-566-9158.