Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Are SDS for existing chemicals required?
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 19:25:14 +0000
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The lab standard requires that: "1910.1450(h)(1)(ii) Employers shall
maintain any safety data sheets that are received with incoming shipments
of hazardous chemicals, and ensure that they are readily accessible to
laboratory employees"

So if the vendor or manufacturer did not supply an SDS it doesn1t appear
you must have one. I am not sure OSHA can require you to produce an SDS if
you say that it was not supplied with the chemical.

Matt Finucane
Executive Director
Environmental Health and Radiation Safety
University of Pennsylvania
Phone: 215.898.6057
Mobile: 215.651.0551

-----Original Message-----
From: , Shelly
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM
To: "DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU"
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Are SDS for existing chemicals required?

>Do I need GHS compliant Safety Data Sheets for existing chemicals?
>Do I still keep the original MSDS as well?
>Do they have to be from the original manufacturer?
>What if the manufacturer no longer exist?
>Thanks in advance for your help,
>Shelly Bradley
>Authorized OSHA Trainer
>Instrumentation Specialist
>Laboratory Development Assistant
>Campus Chemical Compliance Director
>Department of Chemistry
>Hendrix College
>Conway, AR 72032
>Ph: (501) 450-3812
>Fax: (501) 450-3829

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