Quick Answer: Are Safety Data Sheets Required For Consumer Products?

In general, the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires businesses to have Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) for all potentially hazardous chemicals present at a work site.

But the answer more accurately lies in how your employees use these types of products at your workplace.

Are SDS required for consumer products?

OSHA does not require that MSDSs be provided to purchasers of household consumer products when the products are used in the workplace in the same manner that a consumer would use them, i.e.; where the duration and frequency of use (and therefore exposure) is not greater than what the typical consumer would experience.

What requires a safety data sheet?

Hazard Communication Standard: Safety Data Sheets. The SDS includes information such as the properties of each chemical; the physical, health, and environmental health hazards; protective measures; and safety precautions for handling, storing, and transporting the chemical.

Are MSDS sheets required by law?

Employers must have a MSDS data sheet for each hazardous material which they use. Employers may rely on the information received from their suppliers. There is no specified format for the MSDS under the rule, although there are specific information requirements.

Are chemical manufacturers required to provide SDS?

How should we handle SDS requests for materials that do not require an SDS? Section G.2 of the OSHA Inspection Procedures for the HazCom Standard explicitly states the standard requires SDSs only for hazardous chemicals. The HCS does not require manufacturers, or importers to supply SDSs for non-hazardous chemicals.