A new Ohio law gives further reasons for chemical manufacturers and distributors to make sure their MSDSs are up-to-date:

Sanitarians with health departments across the state inspected every school in spring 2008 and made notes about improvements schools need to make to be in compliance with Jarod’s Law.

Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department Sanitarian Adam Dickerson said Jarod’s Law is named after Jarod Bennett, a 5-year-old who was crushed and killed in 2005 by a cafeteria table at his school in Lebanon City Schools. The table had been recalled…

New requirements such as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), labeling every chemical in each room, and hand/eye wash station signs above sinks and keeping chemicals out of reach of students, unless being used in front of a teacher as part of class instruction, were common observations made by sanitarians.

An MSDS sheet lists every chemical in each individual classroom, where it’s found and what to do if a student gets a chemical in their eyes or if one spills.

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Relevant Nexreg Compliance Links: OSHA MSDS Authoring, CPSC Consumer Label Reviews, Nexreg.