From: Edward Movitz <movitz**At_Symbol_Here**OLEMISS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] MSDS for obsolete chemical
Date: January 24, 2012 7:17:20 PM EST
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A Material Safety Data Sheet must be provided with the initial shipment of a hazardous chemical, and with the first shipment after a Material Safety Data Sheet is updated.

It is the responsibility of the buyer / user to maintain the MSDSs after they are received from the manufacturer or reseller. It is also the employer's responsibility to maintain exposure information , including MSDSs. Waste disposal options and regulations can only be determined when a waste is produced - not because of old information from an msds 

Edward M. Movitz
Health & Safety Officer / FSO
The University of Mississippi 
PO Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848
Ph (663) 915-5434 Fax (662) 915-5480

On Jan 24, 2012, at 5:53 PM, "NEAL LANGERMAN" <neal**At_Symbol_Here**CHEMICAL-SAFETY.COM> wrote:


A chemical manufacturer ceased producing/selling a specific chemical 30 years ago.  Someone approached them today and asked/demanded a MSDS.  Further, they stated that =93OSHA requires the manufacturer to provide exposure and disposal information for 30 years=94.


While I am convinced the quoted statement is the person confusing the employee exposure monitoring date retention requirement, I thought I would mine the collective wisdom/memory to be sure I am not missing something.


Thanks in advance





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