Safety Data Sheets
Highpoint EHS can compile your Chemical Inventory that lists out each chemical in use within the facility as well as provide available Safety Data Sheets for all chemicals listed.
Safety Data Sheets (SDS's), formerly referred to as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS's) are the reformulated and standardized format for chemical information from manufacturers and distributors. The new format was implemented worldwide in 2013 to minimize confusion about chemical hazards between countries and regions globally.
Safety Data Sheets are essential for every workplace that uses chemicals during it's daily processes. These sheets contain all the pertinent information from the manufacturer or distributor pertaining to safe use, disposal, proper PPE necessary when handling and much more.
- The Global Harmonization System (GHS) and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) were implemented in 2013.
- The Global Harmonization System (GHS) training is required for all employees who handle chemicals in the workplace.
- Chemical inventories should be audited at least yearly to assure compliance and to replace out-dated SDS's/MSDS's.
- DO NOT throw away old MSDS's - They should be retained for no less than 30 years after being replaced/discontinued.