Chemical labels provide basic information to remind employees about the hazards that are present in the products that they use. But, they can’t cover everything. Safety Data Sheets (SDS) have a broader scope, with details to back up the statements found on labels. They also provide additional information to help prevent injuries and illness as well as details on what to do when someone has been exposed to a hazardous chemical.
Employers review SDS to make hazard determinations and establish safety procedures that prevent injury and illness. But they are also a resource for workers to provide information before, during or after an incident.
Use the toolbox talk below to discuss SDS with your employees so they understand the hazards of the materials they are working with to properly protect themselves.
Make It Personal: Give the talk where your SDS are located so you can pull them out for reference and so workers know where to find them.
Looking for tips on how to give a talk? Check out this blog post.