How to Read an SDS

Safety Data Sheets provide workplaces with the information necessary to communicate the hazards of chemical products on site. The information on an SDS, such as Pictograms, Hazard and Precautionary Statements and Signal Words, helps employers implement safety procedures, offer appropriate PPE and reduce risk within a facility. With the adoption of GHS, most regulatory agencies (Including OSHA in the United States) now require a standard 16-section format for all SDSs. To help workplaces understand this format, SiteHawk's infographic and educational video outline the sections and how to effectively read a Safety Data Sheet and obtain critical data about a material.