ed wrote:BTW .. ping Bruce ... I am aghast at the concept of MSDS. Look it up. Talk about over regulation.
Ok I'll look it up
CCOHS wrote:A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a document that contains information on the potential hazards (health, fire, reactivity and environmental) and how to work safely with the chemical product. It is an essential starting point for the development of a complete health and safety program. It also contains information on the use, storage, handling and emergency procedures all related to the hazards of the material. The MSDS contains much more information about the material than the label. MSDSs are prepared by the supplier or manufacturer of the material. It is intended to tell what the hazards of the product are, how to use the product safely, what to expect if the recommendations are not followed, what to do if accidents occur, how to recognize symptoms of overexposure, and what to do if such incidents occur.
On its face that doesn't sound like a bad idea. Is it the particular implementation that causes you grief? I would think that documenting proper handling procedures must include something at least resembling this.