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Beyond “Right To Know” for MSDS information

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Your employees have the “right to know” about hazardous chemicals in the workplace under OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) which states “employers with hazardous chemicals in the workplace must have label and material safety data sheets (MSDS) for their exposed workers and train them appropriately.” The HCS allows for MSDS to be kept hard copy format or online – but in the event of an emergency, do you really want your employees scrambling for a binder full of MSDSs and then frantically looking for the right sheet among many? Online systems provide search tools, index, and immediate access making critical information not just available but “easy to find.” Online systems with a backup CD-Rom option give you “peace of mind” if your internet connection goes down during an emergency. When seconds count in the event of an emergency that involves hazardous chemicals “easy to find” and “peace of mind” is just as important as the right to know.