What is a Safety Data Sheet?
A Safety Data Sheet (SDS), previously called a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), is a document that provides information on the properties of hazardous chemicals and how they affect health and safety in the workplace.
For example an SDS includes information on:
- The identity of the chemical.
- Health and physicochemical hazards.
- Safe handling and storage procedures.
- Emergency procedures.
- Disposal considerations.