MSDS Compliance Checklist

MSDS Compliance Checklist is applied for Health and Safety in Social Responsibility.

1. Low risk level

• MSDS maintained and posted in chemical storage and use areas

2. Intermediate risk level

• No/ missing MSDS
• MSDS not posted in chemical use or storage areas
• Not in local language
• No MSDS training/ training record

3. High risk level

None Applied.

MSDS Requirements

MDS requirements are provided in paragraph (g) of 29 CFR 1910.1200. These equipments are applied to the workplace with hazardous chemicals or substances that have concentration of 1% or higher (or 0.1% if the substance is carcinogen). Specific amount is not stipulated by MDS.

MDS requirements are mandatory as a part of organizations’ duty of compliance. Information and data on MDS must be available for public review at any request.

• These information must be recorded and maintained in English; also, some details below must be readily available, too;
• List of chemicals appearing at the workplace must be contained;
• Basic characteristics and common names of the chemicals
• Chemical ingredients
• Ingredient statement specifically designed for carcinogen and other current hazardous substances
• Specific hazards appearing at the workplace

If a company uses any hazardous chemical in its production process, or imports or transports any of the same from a manufacturer, an MDS list from that manufacturer is required and kept and maintained at the workplace.

As for manufacturers, they are also required to prepare and submit such MDS lists, too. They may refer to MDS forms of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, which contain general information to be filled in such a list as well as common formats to be applied for presenting.

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