Under the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS), employers are required to provide a GHS-compliant Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for use in workplace chemical management. In the United States, OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (2012) requires that employers and workers use the SDS as a source of information regarding hazardous materials and to obtain advice on safety precautions.
To help you achieve compliance and improve your hazard communications initiatives, BLR ® has partnered with MSDSonline – a VelocityEHS solution, the industry leading online library of safety Data Sheets, to provide access to millions of accurate and up-to-date SDSs.
Search, View, and Print SDSs
With BLR’s SDS Search you can maintain compliance with quick and easy access to current and accurate SDS data. Search by product or manufacturer name, Chemical Abstract Services (CAS) number, or product identifier to view the most recent SDS in PDF format. You can download PDF files to your computer or even print them out and create your own SDS binder.
Quick access to commonly used SDSs:
- Ethylene Glycol
- Hydrochloric Acid
- Muriatic Acid
- Nitric Acid
- Phosphoric Acid
- Propylene Glycol
About Safety Data Sheets
A Safety Data Sheet, formerly known as a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), is a critical piece of workplace safety and product stewardship. SDSs provide a standard for collecting and providing information on chemicals, chemical compounds, and mixtures. An SDS outlines procedures for safe handling, toxicity, health effects, physical data, first aid, storage, and disposal along with additional material data.
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling was proposed by the United Nations in an effort to internationally standardize classification and labeling of chemicals and related hazard communication. The benefits of GHS include reduced time and costs involved in meeting multiple regulations for hazard communication, improved comprehension and understanding of health and environmental hazards, facilitation of trade by removing barriers created by various health and safety requirements, and reduction of duplicate testing.
If you are interested in additional chemical data management and SDS software solutions, contact BLR at 800-727-5257.