MSDS/ SDS Preparation


Information that you must contain on you (M)SDS.



    1. Identification




    • Product Identifier:


    • This is the specific name of your product


    • Any other means of identification.


    •  For example, the family that the product belongs to


    • Recommended Use of the Product


    • Restrictions of use for the product


    • The countries supplier and identifier.


    • This includes the Name, address and phone number of the supplier


    • An emergency telephone number(s) and any restrictions on the use of the number that is provided.



2. Hazard Identification



    • The Hazards Classification


    • This includes the class and category of the particular substance or mixture OR a description of the identified hazard for Physical or Health Hazards.


    • All the label elements


    • Signal image or the name of the symbol


    • Signal word


    • Hazard Statement(s)


    • Precautionary Statement(s)


    • Any other particular hazards that do not result in classification



3. Composition/ Information on ingredients



    • Information you must provide if the hazardous product is a material substance:


    • Chemical name


    • Common name of the chemical and any synonyms


    • Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) registry number and any unique identifiers


    • Chemical name of impurities, stabilizing and/or additives


    • For each of the material or substance in a mixture that is classified in a health hazard class


    • Chemical name


    • Common chemical name and its synonyms


    • CAS registry number and any unique identifiers


    • Concentration



4. First-aid measures



    • The first-aid measures MUST be by route of exposure



o Inhalation




o Skin contact




o Eye contact


o Ingestion



    • Most important symptoms and effects (acute or delayed)


    • Immediate medical attention and special treatment



5. Fire-fighting measures



    • Suitable extinguishing media


    • Unsuitable extinguishing media


    • Specific hazards arising from the hazardous product


    • Special protective equipment and any other precautions for fire fighters.



6. Accidental release measures



    • Personal Precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures


    • Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up.



7. Accidental release measures



    • Personal Precautions, protective equipment that would be needed and emergency procedures.


    • Conditions for safe storage (including incompatible materials).



8. Exposure controls/Personal Protection



    • Control Parameters, including any biological exposure limits or occupational exposure guidelines


    • Individual Protection measures


    • Appropriate engineering controls.



9. Physical and chemical properties



    • Appearance (physical state, colour, etc)


    • Odour


    • Odour threshold


    • pH


    • Melting point/ freezing point


    • Initial boiling point/ boiling range


    • Flash point


    • Evaporation rate


    • Flammability


    • Lower flammable/explosive limit


    • Upper flammable/explosive limit


    • Vapour pressure


    • Vapour density


    • Relative density


    • Solubility


    • Partition coefficient


    • Auto-ignition temperatures


    • Decomposition temperature


    • Viscosity



10. Stability and reactivity



    • Chemical Stability


    • The possibility of any hazardous reactions


    • Any conditions that should be avoided (e.g. shock and vibration)


    • Reactivity


    • Incompatible materials


    • Hazardous decomposition products



11. Toxicological Information



    • Complete description about the various toxic health effects the chemical may have


    • o Any symptoms that are related to the physical, chemical and toxicological characteristics


    • o Information on the likely routes of exposure (inhalation, ingestion, skin and eye contact)


    • o Both the immediate and delayed effects


    • o Numerical measures of toxicity



12. Ecological Information***



    • Eco toxicity


    • Persistence and degradability


    • Bioaccumulatibe potential


    • Mobility in soil


    • Other adverse effects



13. Disposal considerations***



    • Any information about the safe handling for disposal and methods of disposal, including any contaminated packaging



14. Transport Information



    • All information regarding transport of the chemical


    • o UN Number


    • o UN proper shipping name


    • o Transport hazard class


    • o Packing group


    • o Environmental Hazards


    • o Transport in bulk


    • o Special Precautions



15. Regulatory Information



    • Health, environmental, and safety regulations specific to the product



16. Other Information



    • The date of the latest revision of the SDS





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