Material Safety Data Sheets
A Material Safety Data Sheet (also known as MSDS) is a document required for specific products by U.S. Federal Law, 29 CFR 1910.1200. According to the law, manufacturers/distributors of chemical products must supply an MSDS for each hazardous chemical they produce or distribute. This law also requires U.S. employers to have an MSDS in the workplace for each chemical that they use. An MSDS explains the hazards associated with the product, as well as what precautions to take in order to avoid those hazards.