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An MSDS is a technical bulletin detailing information about a hazardous chemical.
The federal standard that governs the design requirements of MSDS makes it one of the most comprehensive sources of written information for employees regarding chemical safety. There is no specified standard format for the MSDS but all required information must be included. The MSDS must also be written in English and, at a minimum, must contain the following:
When an MSDS is prepared, the chemical has to be evaluated based on the mandatory hazards determination requirements. When uncertainty exists concerning a chemical's hazards, the preparer should be conservative in the evaluation to ensure employee protection
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