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Material Safety Data Sheets

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Material Safety Data Sheets

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Safety Data Sheet / MSDS

An SDS is a structured document with information about the risks of a dangerous substance or preparation, and recommendations for a safe use at work. This term is used specifically for the European system of safety data and differs in some sections on the American system of Material Safety Data Sheet, abbreviated MSDS. Whoever introduces such a substance or preparation into commerce (as a manufacturer, importer or distributor) should provide the professional user with a safety data sheet. The breeder should the following know at all times:
• Which hazardous chemical agents are present in the workplace
• What are the risks associated with their use for the safety and health of workers and the environment
• What measures should be taken to protect the health, safety and the environment at work

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Contents of a safety data sheet
According to the European directives a safety data sheet contains sixteen categories. The structure of a US Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is not the same, although the information it should provide is similar.
1. Identification of the substance or preparation and of the company / undertaking (incl. a telephone number for emergencies)
2. Identification of the hazard (in this case the risks to humans and the environment, and any special risks to be described)
3. Compilation and information on ingredients (to enable the recipient to identify the hazards of the components of the preparation. The hazards of the preparation itself shall be given under heading 3.)
4. First aid measures (is immediate medical attention needed or not, what are the symptoms and necessary measures in case of exposure - inhalation, skin contact, eye contact, ingestion)
5. Firefighting measures (suitable / unsuitable extinguishing methods, hazardous decomposition products, protective equipment)
6. Measures for accidental release of the substance or preparation (cleaning methods, environmental care, personal care)
7. Handling and storage (what to do or not to do to handle and store the product safely)
8. Measures for exposure controls / personal protection (engineering controls, personal protection - general / Respiratory / hands / eyes / skin)
9. Physical and chemical characteristics (shape, smell, color, key data such as specific gravity, viscosity, boiling point, melting point, flash point, flammability, ignition temperature, explosion limits, relative density, vapor pressure, solubility in water ...)
10.Stability and reactivity (hazardous decomposition products, to be avoided; substances to avoid)
11. Toxilogical information (acute and chronic toxicity, symptoms associated with use)
12. Ecological information (behavior and effects of the substance in air, water or soil; persistence and degradation, bioaccumulation ...)
13. Instructions for disposal (incl. waste management)
14. Information regarding transport (land / sea / air / rail)
15. Regulatory information (labeling in accordance with EC Directives, indicating hazards and the H and P phrases involved, any specific national requirements)
16. Other information (list of all listed GHS hazard statement in the SDS, training advice, sources of information, etc. (As of 1 December 2010, the R and S sentences with GHS hazard statement).