Definitions for "Material Safety Data Sheet"
Keywords:  msds, osha, precautions, spill, msdss
The basic hazard communication tool that gives details on chemical and physical dangers, safety procedures, and emergency responses for chemicals.
Required by OSHA, an MSDS is a detailed description of each hazardous chemical located in the workplace, which includes information regarding potential health risks, symptoms and treatment measures to be taken if exposure occurs.
Product specific information system which furnishes comprehensive information on a specific chemical. MSDS is one of the best sources of information, however, they also have limitations. Primarily, trade secrets do not have to be revealed on a MSDS.