Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
Maricopa County, as an employer, must have copies of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in the workplace where hazardous chemicals are used under 29 CFR 1910.1200, Hazard Communication.
If the employee, or the employee's supervisor, does not understand what an SDS is, how to read an SDS, or where they are located, he/she should contact the Risk Management, Environmental Division at 602-506-7179 for assistance. Remember, SAFETY works both ways - employees and employers are responsible for the SAFE operations.
To learn more about the Hazard Communication Standard, you can go to OSHA's Hazard Communication page, or by entering "29 CFR 1910.1200 inches as directed on the National Archives and Records Administration, Code of Federal Regulations page.
The staff of the Risk Management, Environmental Division periodically inspect all County facilities and include a review of chemicals used and stored at these sites. Many chemicals used and stored together may be incompatible. The Navel Occupational Safety, Health, and Environmental Training Center has prepared an "Incompatible Materials Chart" (loads slowly) which identifies 22 material groups, lists the incompatible groups, and indicates the reaction(s) if mixed.
MSDS Information Links
There are many Safety Data Sheets available based on manufacturers' mixing specifications. Since there is no absolute standardization required, only certain OSHA-mandated criteria, here are just a few sites on the Internet that you can access available MSDSs or links to other sites and locations that may provide you with the results you are searching:
- Cornell SDS - Cornell University, Department of Environmental Health and Safety
- Index of SDS - Oxford University, UK, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory
- Interactive Learning Paradigms, Incorporated (ILPI) - ILPI is a privately held corporation based in Lexington, Kentucky and is not affiliated with the University of Kentucky
- University of Minnesota SDS - University of Minnesota, Department of Environmental Health and Safety
These SDS links have been posted as general information for increasing safety awareness. The Safety Division's website and pages are provided for information purposes only. Information on this web page is subject to change without notice. Maricopa County does not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice) that is provided, on the basis that all persons accessing the site undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. No liability is accepted for any information or services that may appear in any other format. We make every effort to insure the integrity and validity of the data on the web page, however, we assume no responsibility for any information or services that may appear on any linked websites. Continued use of this website signifies that you have accepted the terms of the disclaimer.