Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) provide workers and emergency personnel with ways for handling and working with a hazardous substance and other health and safety information. They will include information such as toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, spill/leak procedures, protective equipment, and physical data (such as flash point, boiling point, etc.). SDSs are required under OSHA's Hazard Communication and Process Safety Management Standards, EPA's Right-to-Know regulations, DOT's transportation regulations and other federal and state regulations. They can be obtained from the manufacturer or distributor of supplied chemicals or through the Internet. Any SDS should be as closely matched with the hazardous substance (such as by name, lot number, serial number, etc.) as possible.
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