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This analysis covers both the material safety data sheet (MSDS) requirements in effect up to June 1, 2015, and the safety data sheet (SDS) requirements effective June 1, 2015, under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) amendments to the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom 2012). Employers will be allowed to comply with both the MSDS and SDS requirements at the same time until HazCom 2012 is fully implemented.
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Questions & Answers A facility is required to keep two MSDSs on file for the same hazardous chemical--one for the gas phase and one for the liquid phase. Would the same chemical at a facility in different physical states be aggregated for threshold determinations? 01/30/2006National
Questions & Answers Do "right to know" MSDS stations need to have plantwide MSDSs or can they be department/area-specific? 08/17/2005National
Questions & Answers Do we have to have a different MSDS for paints that are the same in every way except for their color? 02/21/2006National
Checklists Hazard Communication: MSDS Training Checklist  National
Questions & Answers How do we know when an MSDS is required for a product? 01/20/2010National
Questions & Answers How long do we have to keep MSDS on file, after we not longer use the product? 12/04/2004National
Questions & Answers I have some MSDS sheets that are more than 10 years old. Is there a regulation that requires chemical manufacturers, sellers, distributors etc to review MSDS every so many years? 12/21/2004National
Questions & Answers I understand that chemicals under RCRA do not need to have an MSDS. Is this correct? 08/18/2005National
Questions & Answers If a fire extinguishers bursts, is this considered a chemical spill and is this considered toxic? 09/20/2010National
Questions & Answers If an employer maintains an electronic system as the primary means of providing MSDSs in the workplace, is it acceptable for employees to obtain hazard information verbally over the phone if the primary system is temporarily inoperable? 08/07/2006National
Questions & Answers Is a workplace that uses consumer packaged products like spray paint or brake cleaner required to have MSDSs, or is the hazard warning on the can sufficient to satisfy HAZCOM? 11/22/2004National
Questions & Answers Is the MSDS requirement only for hazardous chemicals or for all chemicals stored or used? 08/18/2005National
Questions & Answers Is there a requirement to annually train employees on MSDSs? 02/22/2010National
Guidance Documents Letter of Interpretation - Art and office products  National
Guidance Documents Letter of Interpretation - Coal, fly, and silica dust  National
Guidance Documents Letter of Interpretation - Packaging and processing drugs  National
Regulatory Analysis Material Safety Data Sheet  National
Forms Material Safety Data Sheet  National
Quizzes MSDS  National
Handout MSDS  National
Speaker's Notes MSDS  National
Trainer's Guides MSDS  National
PowerPoints MSDS  National
Quizzes MSDS  National
Handout MSDS  National
Speaker's Notes MSDS  National
PowerPoints MSDS  National
Audio Presentations MSDS  National
Guidance Documents MSDS Excerpt from OSHA's Directive CPL 02-02-038  National
Training Exercises MSDS Exercise 1  National
Training Exercises MSDS Exercise 2  National
Questions & Answers On an MSDS under Disposal Considerations they state dispose of in accordance with existing federal, state and local environmental control regulations. How do you find out how to disposal of the materials? 11/19/2009National
Guidance Documents OSHA Interpretation Letters  National
Forms Safety Data Sheet File System Management Policy  National
Guidance Documents Sample Material Safety Data Sheet - Vinyl Chloride  National
Plans SDS - Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Plan  National
Audio Presentations Understanding the New Safety Data Sheet  National
PowerPoints Understanding the New Safety Data Sheet  National
Quizzes Understanding the New Safety Data Sheet  National
Handout Understanding the New Safety Data Sheet  National