Hazard Communication is an essential part of maintaining safety in the workplace. It consists of three parts: Evaluation and identification of possible hazards, Labeling and MSDS (Material Data Safety Sheets), and training of employees.
A Material Safety Data Sheet is a document produced by the chemical manufacturer and identifies hazards associated with the use of a chemical and provides additional information concerning the physical properties of the chemical, waste disposal information and other regulatory information.
Drake University is in process on implementing the MSDS Online Program. Once implementation is complete all employees and students will be able to access MSDSs from their computers. Watch the EHS Alerts for information as to the date the program is active.
For copies of Material Safey Data Sheets contact the EHS office.
For additional information concerning the Hazard Communication Standard see OSHA