The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), )), revised in 2012, requires that the chemical manufacturer, distributor, or importer provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly MSDSs or Material Safety Data Sheets) for each hazardous chemical to downstream users to communicate information on these hazards. The information contained in the SDS is largely the same as the MSDS, except now the SDSs are required to be presented in a consistent user-friendly, 16-section format. The SDS includes information such as the physical and chemical properties of each chemical; the physical, health, and environmental health hazards; protective measures; and safety precautions for handling, storing, and transporting the chemical. The information contained in the SDS must be in English.
chemBlink has collected SDSs from reliable manufacturers as samples from the Internet and displays them here for the tutorial purpose. These documents are only to be used as a guide of preparing your own information sheets for proper precautionary handling of the material by appropriately trained personnel.