Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
An MSDS should be obtained for each chemical that is used by your department, division, laboratory or shop. Each MSDS must be specific to the product that it describes and specific to the manufacturer of the substance.
EH&S recommends that each department or laboratory that uses chemicals, place one person in charge of maintaining the Material Safety Data Sheets. This person is responsible for making sure that there is an MSDS on file for every hazardous substance in the in area. Each MSDS needs to be kept in a location where everyone in the division or lab group can access the information. EH&S recommends filing MSDSs in a binder labeled MSDS and keep it an area where safety and emergency information is kept. While an electronic format is an acceptable way to store MSDSs, it is recommended to keep a hard copy as well (in case of a power outage or computer failure).
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