How To Read a Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

How To Read a Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

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A safety data sheet—or SDS—is a document prepared by chemical manufacturers for any chemical which presents a hazard to health and safety. A safety data sheet includes information about each chemical, covering the physical and environmental hazards, precautions for safe handling, storage, and transportation of the chemical, and more.

There are 16 sections in a safety data sheet. Let’s walk through each one:

Keep in mind that some Safety data sheets may be 15 pages or more! Depending on the complexity of the chemical or substances therein, each section may have multiple descriptive fields with additional detail, providing different levels of information.

So that’s how to read a Safety Data Sheet.

Until next time, stay positive and stay safe.

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