Preventing Chemical Accidents: Understanding MSDS’s & Assessing Chemical Hazards
Data Sheets, American Journal of Industrial Medicine 23:135-141, 1993.
Your Rights Under the Law
OSHA requires your company to:
• Have an MSDS for every hazardous chemical used in the workplace and provide you with a copy no later than 15 days after the request, at no charge.
• Ensure that MSDSs are readily accessible to all employees during each shift.
• Provide training to you and your co-workers prior to handling hazardous chemicals so that you understand the health effects of these chemicals and how to work with them safely.