The information contained in the SDS is largely the same as the MSDS, except now the SDSs are required to be presented in a consistent user-friendly, 16-section format. This brief provides guidance to help workers who handle hazardous chemicals to become familiar with the format and understand the contents of the SDSs.
Keeping this in view, how many sections must the SDS have?
Furthermore, what are the 16 sections of the SDS? Hazard Communication: Safety Datasheets
- Section 1: Identification.
- Section 2: Hazard(s) Identification.
- Section 3: Composition/Information on Ingredients.
- Section 4: First-Aid Measures.
- Section 5: Fire-Fighting Measures.
- Section 6: Accidental Release Measures.
- Section 7: Handling and Storage.
- Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection.
Hereof, which sections of the SDS are mandatory and must be included?
Sections 1-11 and 16 are required, sections 12-15 may be included but are not required. Section 1—Identification: Product identifier, manufacturer or distributor name, address, phone number, emergency phone number, recommended use, and restrictions on use.
How many sections are there in the new Whmis 2015 SDS format?