WHAT IS MSDS – PREPARING A SAFETY DATA SHEET (MSDS/SDS)
WHAT IS MSDS? WHAT IS IT FOR?
Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) are documents including detailed information regarding features of harmful substances and mixtures and also safety measures to be taken according to harmfulness features in workplaces in order to protect human health and environment from negative effects of harmful substances and mixtures.
In order to make companies/sub-users who produce and import harmful substances and mixtures knowledgeable enough to use the chemical product safely, it must be prepared for substances and patent medicines which have at least one of the harmful features that can be laid together in this way: explosive, oxidizing, flammable very easily, flammable easily, flammable, very toxic, toxic, harmful, irritating, sensitizing, carcinogenic, mutagen, toxic for reproduction and environment.
IS THERE A LEGAL OBLIGATION FOR SAFETY DATA SHEET?
In accordance with “REGULATION ABOUT SAFETY DATA SHEET REGARDING HARMFUL SUBSTANCES AND MİXTURES” that became valid in 13 December 2014 in order to establish efficient control and surveillance against possible negative effects of harmful substances and mixtures presented to the market on human health and environment, it is a legal obligation to prepare a safety data sheet. Producers/importers/distributers of harmful substances and mixtures are obliged to prepare a safety data sheet and serve it to the sub-users.
WHO PREPARES SAFETY DATA SHEET?
Safety Data Sheet must be prepared by people who deserved to get Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Preparer Certificate after they receive training from a certification body accredited by TURKAK and take a proficiency exam.
SAFETY DATA SHEET INCLUDES HEADLINES BELOW;
1. Identity of substance/mixture and company/distributer,
2. Identification of harmfulness,
3. Information about compounds/ingredients,
4. First aid measures,
5. Firefighting measures,
6. Precautions against diffusion resulted from an accident,
7. Handling and storage,
8. Exposure controls/personal protection,
9. Physical and chemical features,
10. Stability and reaction,
11. Toxicological information,
12. Ecological information,
13. Elimination information,
14. Transportation information,
15. Regulation information,
16. Other information.
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