Material Safety Data Sheets

While labels are an effective way to display information about hazardous materials, there will be times when you will want more information than can be included on a label.

You can find additional information about the hazardous materials you work with in what is called a Material Safety Data Sheet, or MSDS for short. You should take time to read and understand the MSDSs describing the hazardous materials present in your work area.

Safety Data Sheets

OSHA is currently transitioning from the Material Safety Data Sheet, to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of chemicals (GHS). The GHS Safety Data Sheet, or SDS for short, will be replacing the current MSDS over the next several years.