What is MSDS?

MSDS, is an abbreviation for Material Safety Data Sheet. Today, the word “Material” is not used, and the sheets that prepared is called SDS, Safety Data Sheet.

 

These sheets, known as identity card for chemical material and mixtures, are prepared to inform user adequately about precautions he/she should take in order to ensure occupational safety during the storage and/or usage of  material.

According to the regulation numbered 29204 which signed in 13 December 2014, the forms must include;

  • Degrees of classification for user health, physical and environmental hazards
  • Precaution must be taken during usage,disposure and storage
  • Label specifications
  • Precautions and classifications for transportation
  • Other 16 Chapters that has the information about physical and chemical properties

What are the obligations?

Safety Data Sheets must be prepared by for those who has the certificate and must be translated to the language of the country which the subject material is made.

It is mandatory by law to prepare, distribute and provide the Safety Data Sheets. SDS forms must be kept updated and it should be revised if some changes are made. Revisation may caused by change in the product, formulation, change in raw materials or during the adaptation to the regulation. Hence, these sheets must be updated and kept under control by supervisor or implementing agency. It is advised for companies to consult an expert on this documantations.  For SDS applicants, industry-specific obligations and regulations must be investigated and necessary changes must be done on the SDS documents.

 




Who could prepare SDS?

 In order to be applicatior for SDS, the person must have certificate. This certificate is given to the person who took the training in an accredited instution and pass the test applied with satisfactory results.  The period of availability for this certificate is 3 years. To take the test, it is also required for candidates to have a work experience related in this field.

 

Besides the Know-How services in the field of chemistry, ChyimiCo Consultancy, Industry and Trade Limited Company,  also serves as implementing agency for documentation of safety data sheets in any desired language.

 



What are the major topics of SDS?

  1. Identification of Material/Mixture and Company/Distributor

In this topic  product name, field of usage, drawbacks, information about distributor and/or manufacturer, emergency phone numbers stated.

  1. Hazard Statement

Physical and/or chemical, for human body and the environment hazards of material or mixture is stated in this title. Also the label specifications are explained here.

  1. Informations about Ingredients

Ingredients of material or mixture must be stated as a concentration interval.

  1. First aid precautions

First aid techniques in case of emergencies must be stated clearly.

  1. Fire-Fight precautions

Each chemical fire is  dealt with different ways. The course of action in case of chemical fire must be explatined in detail.

  1. Precautions Regarding Accidents And Spillages

Treatment of chemical spillage, clean-up procedures, preventions for environmental spread are explained under this title. Also, information about storage and disposure of collected residuum are given here.

  1. Handling and Storage

Storage conditions and handling precautions of chemical explained in this section.

  1. Exposure and Personal Safety Controls

If exists, exposure limits to the chemicals in work area must be stated here. Moreover, Personal Protective Equipments and specifications of this equipments must be stated.

  1. Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical and chemical properties of material or mixture, and the test results belonging to them must be explained in this title.

  1. Stability and Reactivity

Hazardous reactivity and stability of material/mixtures,  under specific handling conditions and environmental spread , must be explained in detail. If exists , actions to be avoided, temperature, pressure, light, shock and similar effects that cause dangerous reactions, and other materials that must be avoided stated in this section.

  1. Toxicological Information

Toxicological effects that arise from contact with material or mixture must be explained clearly.

  1. Ecological Information

If there are any toxicological effects to the environment, it must be stated briefly and openly.

  1. Disposure Information

If the material or mixture becomes waste or  it becomes after the usage, that could cause danger during the disposure, safe handling methods must be given with the identification of waste material hazards. Also proper disposure methods of chemically contaminated packaging and materials must be explained clearly.

  1. Transportation Information

In this section, specific measures for transportation of material or mixture, in and out of facilicities are stated.

15.  Regulation Information

Label information about health and environmental safety are given according to regulations of safety data sheets for harmful materials and/or mixtures. Usage ,area of usage, amount of usage, limitations and restriction in order to prevent health and environment regulations of product within the scope of safety data sheet are given here. Furthermore, if there are any national regulations or policies regarding to measures listed above, it must be stated in this section.

16. Other Information

Communication information and certification number of person who prepared the safety data sheet must be given in this title.


 

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