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Sample Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Compliant Material Safety Data Sheets

GHS MSDS /SDS Sheets for 10 Normal Sodium Hydroxide solution in Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish:


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For a directory listing of Generic Chemical SDS sheets in the GHS format see this page: Safety Data Sheet Directory


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An MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet once was a nine-section chemical safety document detailing the toxicity, use, storage, handling and emergency procedures of hazardous substances. Under the new GHS, Globally Harmonized System, the name has been changed from MSDS, Material Safety Data Sheet, and simplified to SDS, Safety Data Sheet. mSDS information describes chemical safety and hazards that may be involved with the hazardous substance and safety measures that should be taken in order to minimize or avoid adverse outcomes that may result from chemical exposure, hazards in the workplace, improper storage or handling of hazardous materials, chemicals in the workplace, or chemicals hazards.   MSDS information is intended to provide employees and emergency personnel with chemical safety measures for handling or working with reactive chemicals, hazardous chemicals, hazardous substances, and dangerous materials in a safe manner. In accordance with the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard, anyone who might handle, work with chemicals or be exposed to hazardous materials must have access to a Material Safety Data Sheet’s chemical safety information.   MSDS Authoring Services’ standard MSDS preparation service includes the full creation of a 16-part GHS rev04 globally compliant mSDS Material Safety Data Sheet (OSHA has approved the GHS standard and us companies have until 2015 to comply with it. 2013 to 2015 will be transitional years). Many companies, especially those exporting are adopting the GHS standard today.   Currently, OSHA is working on implementing the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), a system that will provide a basis for synchronization of GHS MSDS information sheets by specifying rules and regulations on hazardous substances, chemicals in the workplace, chemical safety and hazard, and hazardous materials at national, regional and worldwide levels. When the GHS effort becomes law, the Material Safety Data Sheet information must comply with the new GHS standard.   The American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) Standard Z400.1-2004 “Hazardous Industrial Chemicals – Material Safety Data Sheets – Preparation” is the currently “old” MSDS standard commonly used to create an MSDS sheet. OSHA now requires that the GHS SDS standard be used, ANSI and OSHA have both adopted the GHS Global Standard and US companies have until 2015 to comply with this new format. GHS rev04 (2011) is the current standard, although the USA has only approved Rev03 and will likely implement Rev 05 in 2017 .   Refer to OSHA Form 174 below for an example of an ANSI compliant Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS sheet. This sheet will not be acceptable after Jan 2015.


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