Many health problems arise when workers inhale chemicals. They also pose a risk when they get on workers' hands and into their mouths. Toxic chemicals are found in the workplace in many forms, such as in bags, buckets, or barrels. They are also present in corrosives and solvents in cleaning products...
What is the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a document that contains information on the potential health effects of exposure and how to work safely with the chemical product. It is an essential starting point for the development of a complete health and safety program. It contains hazard evaluations on the use, storage, handling and emergency procedures all related to that material. The MSDS contains much more information about the material than the label and it is prepared by the manufacturer. It is intended to tell what the hazards of the product are, how to use the product safely, what to expect if the recommendations are not followed, what to do if accidents occur, how to recognize symptoms of overexposure, and what to do if such incidents occur.
Voluntary Respirator Use
When respirators are not required, voluntary use of respiratory protection is allowed if the respirators are issued and controlled by the the RPPM (Respiratory Protection Program Manager).