A Safety Data Sheet (SDS), is a detailed document prepared by the manufacturer written to inform you about the hazards and characteristics of the product you work with. Information included in the SDS aids in the selection of safe products, personal protective equipment and spill control measures. Under OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, employers are required to have Safety Data Sheets accessible at all times.
To access a Safety Data Sheet
- Check your location SDS binder
- Request a copy from your supervisor
- Go to http://srv-cems02.suffolk.edu/CEMS/SearchSDS and click on "Search SDS"
- Request a copy from the chemical manufacturer
If you have any questions or can not access a SDS please contact the Office of Environment, Health and Safety.