Killing bugs, presumably with an EPA registered pesticide, is not under the OSHA hazcom rules (pesticides are specifically exempted from this rule). This is a requirement of the EPA FIFRA pesticide rules. The exterminator is required by EPA to provide the LABEL to the homeowner/occupant. Not an (M)SDS.
I once asked the guy in Home Depot for an MSDS for some paint solvent I was going to buy & he looked at me like I was from Mars & had no idea what I was talking about. Said he never heard of it! (my daughter rolled her eyes and gave him the 'oh-oh wrong answer' look!)
Kim Gates Auletta
Lab Safety Specialist
Stony Brook University
EH&S Web site: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/lab/
Remember to wash your hands!
From: Dave Roberts <droberts**At_Symbol_Here**DEPAUW.EDU>
Date: 06/07/2012 07:26 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] legal question on MSDS's
Sent by: DCHAS-L Discussion List <dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
What can I say, it's summer so I have time to catch up on some things
that have been building.
How does it work if a bug killing company (removing termites or
whatever) applies something in a household, and then gives an MSDS to
the home owners? While I appreciate that they are warning them of the
hazards, what is the reason for doing such a thing? Are they required
to warn people of the hazards, and are people expected to understand
what these documents mean? I don't remember ever receiving an MSDS when
I bought something from a hardware store (though I know I could get one,
and of course I would know what it means, but I don't think my dad would
- but he would know who to ask).
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated. I have been asked a question
on this and wanted to know some thoughts.
Thanks so much
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