MSDS Checklist

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PRIMARY SOURCE

Before you use this tool, you may want to read the further analysis presented here.

BENEFITS

One of the key components of WHMIS is the Material Safety Data Sheet or MSDS, which is intended to give workers the key information they need about a particular controlled product, such as what hazards it poses, the PPE necessary for working with the product and the measures to be taken in the event of an emergency. WHMIS laws require MSDSs to contain certain information under nine headings to be compliant. And suppliers can’t sell a controlled product for use in a workplace in Canada unless they give the buyer a compliant MSDS.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Here’s a checklist of information that an MSDS must include. Review any MSDS your company prepares or receives against this checklist to ensure that it’s compliant.