Guessing the safest way to work with or around a chemical can be very dangerous. If you don't know how to handle a substance properly, you could end up with chemical burns, breathing problems, fires or even explosions. Instead of guessing, employees should use the Safety Data Sheet, or SDS.
Safety Data Sheets: The Information Connection covers each of the sixteen sections of the standardized SDS and how to obtain the pertinent information employees need when they need it.
Key Learning Points
- Sixteen Section Format
- Chemical Identification and Hazards (Sections 1, 2, and 16)
- Ingredients and Exposure Guidelines (Sections 3, 8, and 11)
- Emergency Response (Sections 4, 5, and 6)
- Handling and Storage (Sections 7, 9, and 10)
- Environmental and Regulations (Sections 12 through 15)