Safety Data Sheets (SDS) [formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)] are informative documents intended to provide employees and emergency personnel with proper procedures for the safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous substances.

The GHS provides standardized requirements for the information to be contained in an SDS.

The required sections in a complete SDS are outlined in the figure below:

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U.S. OSHA Quick Card – SDS Sections & Content


Example of a Good SDS

Example of a Bad SDS

AFIRM RSL Toolkit Appendix G of the toolkit provides additional SDS guidance/examples and can be downloaded in multiple languages.

ISO 11014:2009 Preview Safety data sheet for chemical products — Content and order of sections


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