New regulations went into effect December 1, 2013, requiring staff to be trained on the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) chemical labeling requirements and safety data
sheet format. HD Supply Facilities Maintenance can help you learn about the Globally Harmonized System and how these changes affect you and your employees. Learn More
Federal law requires U.S. employers to have Safety Data Sheets, or SDS, in the workplace for the specific chemicals they use. The purpose of an SDS is to provide employees and emergency workers
with detailed safety information and proper handling instructions.
Some consumer products such as cosmetics, fragrances, drugs, etc. are exempt from SDS requirements, but their manufacturers will still supply safety documents. Those documents are found under the term MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet).
OSHA also requires secondary container labels when chemicals are diluted and transferred into a different container. These labels must identify the chemical and appropriate hazard
warnings. Preprinted labels for your secondary containers may be available free of charge from specific product manufacturers. Learn More
Two Ways to Find an SDS/MSDS:
You will need the product name or HD Supply part number (found on your invoice or packing list) to complete the process.