A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) provides basic information on a material or chemical product. It describes the properties and potential hazards of the material, how to use it safely, and what to do in the case of an emergency. The purpose of an SDS is to assist employees in understanding and clarifying this type of information. 

Because they're trying to address all anticipated uses of the product, they provide summarized general information. The information on an SDS is organized into sections, but specific names and content of those sections vary from supplier to supplier. Here is some info on how to make sure your workplace label is accurate.

 

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