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This FAQ (list of Frequently Asked Questions) was started by ILPI in 1995 after readers of our most popular web page, Where to Find SDS's on the Internet, began asking us for help. By March of 2001, the FAQ had grown so long that we decided to subdivide the FAQ into several sections to make it more readable.
With OSHA's regulatory updates under the Globally Harmonized Standard (GHS) which took full force in 2016 in the US, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are now called Safety Data Sheets (SDS). You will see both terms throughout this FAQ as it references various OSHA interpretation letters issued with the older term. See What are Material Safety Data Sheets and Safety Data Sheets (MSDS and SDS)? for more information.
Each section of this FAQ is a fairly broad category, so there is bound to be some overlap between the sections. If you still can't find an answer to your question after reading through the various sections, see the last question under Miscellaneous.
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