Safety data sheets (SDS) are documents that contain information on the potential hazards of a chemical substance or product, as well as guidance on how to handle it safely.
The purpose of SDS is to provide individuals and emergency responders with the information they need to safely use, store, transport, and dispose of hazardous materials.
SDS include information on the chemical composition, physical and health hazards, first aid measures, protective equipment, and emergency procedures.
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requires employers to provide SDS for all hazardous chemicals in the workplace.
Employers must ensure that SDS are readily accessible to employees, properly labeled, and up-to-date.