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What is a material safety data sheet?

Category: Groundwater
Some hazardous wastes are chemicals that require Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS); which must be obtained from the manufacturer at the time any hazardous chemical is purchased. The purpose of the Material Safety Data Sheet is to familiarize the user of chemicals to any hazards associated with that chemical. MSDS contain valuable information such as: ?The identity (trade name) on the label ?Physical and chemical characteristics ?Physical hazards, including the potential for fire, explosion, and reactivity ?Health hazards, including signs and symptoms of exposure ?Primary routes of entry (inhalation, ingestion, absorption, and injection) ?General precautions for safe handling and use, including hygienic practices and procedures for a cleanup of spills and leaks ?Emergency and first aid procedures
Updated 2/23/2020 2:17 PM
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