Updating msds sheets
Sections nine through eleven contain technical and scientific data, e.g., stability, reactivity, physical & chemical properties.
Sections twelve through fifteen are not mandatory; however, they are required to be fully GHS compliant.
Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet • 1.4. Other hazards SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients • 3.1. Advice for firefighters SECTION 6: Accidental release measure • 6.1. Regulation 12 requires that an employer provides employees with information, instruction and training for people exposed to hazardous substances.
Emergency telephone number SECTION 2: Hazards identification • 2.1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures • 6.2. Methods and material for containment and cleaning up • 6.4. Hazardous decomposition products SECTION 11: Toxicological information • 11.1. This duty would be very nearly impossible without the datasheet as a starting point.
As in the combustible dust study, the board found all the data sheets inadequate.
In 2012, the US adopted the 16 section Safety Data Sheet to replace Material Safety Data Sheets. These new Safety Data Sheets comply with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).
The GHS system is used to: Safety data sheets have sixteen sections.
The implementation of other elements of the GHS into EU legislation that were introduced by Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP) via an update to Annex II of REACH. Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture • 15.2.
By June 1, 2015, employers were required to have their workplace labelling and hazard communication programs updated as necessary, including all MSDS sheets replaced with SDS-formatted documents.