Some (M)SDS Links  
(Material) Safety Data Sheet

Below the links we have provided some general (M)SDS information - scroll down to view


There should be a designated company employee assigned to maintaining the complete WHMIS program at the workplace.


Links to a few (M)SDS Information packages

These are just a few examples - (we cannot guarantee these will be 100% up to date - look at them closely) 

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Date Entered on our (this) website page: March 23, 2016

*** Multiple Controlled Products

2 Cycle Engine Oil

Aviation Fuel (Jet A-1)

Bear Spray

Cement

Chainsaw Bar Oil

Diesel

Fusee (Railway, Road Flare, Burning-Off Fusee

Gasoline

Hydraulic Oil

Propane

Windshield Washer Fluid


(MATERIAL) SAFETY DATA SHEETS (M)SDS are commonly kept in a standard 3-ring type of binder which is labelled, (MATERIAL) SAFETY DATA SHEETS.  EVERY CONTROLLED PRODUCT USED AT A SPECIFIC WORKSITE MUST HAVE THE CORRESPONDING (M)SDS INFORMATION AVAILABLE
This would also include field worksites where the (M)SDS information may be in a pickup truck that is NOT LOCKED.

(M)SDS INFORMATION may be in any language and ALL workers must be able to understand them. 

(M)SDS INFORMATION may be on a computer as long as ALL workers know how to access this information on the computer.

The downside to a computerized (M)SDS system is that an emergency incident may cause a power outage at the critical time when the (M)SDS information is needed.


1988 MSDS - Valid for three (3) years.

2015 SDS - No expiry - Valid until a "substantial" change to the controlled product information occurs.

Understand there are thousands of controlled products that require and have (M)SDS's.  (Check the date) 

One of the quickest ways to find an appropriate (M)SDS is via the internet.


WHMIS / GHS 2015 SDS

1988 WHMIS (M)Safety Data Sheet


SAFETY DATA SHEET (SDS)

A technical document providing information on a controlled product, for example:

  • hazardous ingredients

  • hazards (fire, explosion, reactivity)

  • health effects of exposure (acute and chronic)

  • hazard evaluation related to storage and handling
  • measures to protect workers
  • emergency procedures

Note

WHMIS 2015 / GHS - SDS is only valid UNTIL SUCH A TIME AS THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TO THE PRODUCT AND THE SUPPLIER UPDATES THEIR SDS


SECTION IDENTIFICATION OTHER INFORMATION
SECTION 1IDENTIFICATION (Name of Product)- Other means of identification
- recommended use & restrictions on use
- Canadian Supplier name and contact
- Emergency contact phone and restrictions on this number (i.e. only available Mon-Fri)
SECTION 2HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION- Hazard Classification (class, category) of product
- Label Elements (Pictogram or name of pictogram; Signal Word; Hazard Statements; Precautionary statements
- Other Hazards that may not be in classification (i.e. molten material - FUSSES)
SECTION 3 INFORMATION ABOUT INGREDIENTS (COMPOSITION)When a hazardous ("controlled") product is a material or substance
- Chemical name
- Common name(s)
- Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) registry number and identifiers
- Chemical name of impurities, stabilizing solvents and/or additives++

For each substance in a mixture that is in the Health Hazard Class +++
-Chemical name
- Common name(s)
- CAS registry number and unique identifiers
- Concentration

NOTE: Confidential business information rules may apply. This means that ALL ingredients may not be listed. However, those that may cause harm should be)

SECTION 4FIRST AID TREATMENT- Describes what First-Aid actions must be carried out; depending upon exposure (i.e. inhalation, skin contact, eye contact, ingestion)
- Critical symptoms and effects (immediate and longer term (delayed)
SECTION 5FIREFIGHTING MEASURES- proper extinguishing media
- improper extinguishing media
- Specific hazards as a result of the product being involved in fire
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SECTION 6ACCIDENTAL RELEASE - WHAT TO DO- personal precautions- - emergency procedures
- procedures and materials for containment and clean-up
SECTION 7HANDLING AND STORAGE- safe handling procedures
- proper storage (also what NOT to store with or near this product)
SECTION 8EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)- control, (occupational exposure guidelines or biological exposure limits)
- engineering controls
- Individual protection (PPE
- -hygiene considerations (ie. eye/face, skin, lungs)
SECTION 9PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL PROPERTIES- physical appearance
- smell
- odour threshold
- pH
- melting or freezing point
- boiling point and range
- flash point
- evaporation rate
- flammability (solid or gas) ; upper / lower flammable / explosive limit
SECTION 10STABILITY & REACTIVITY- reactivity
- chemical stability
- risk of hazardous reactions
- conditions to avoid
- incompatible materials (i.e. putting acetone into a styrofoam cup - it will dissolve cup)
- hazardous decomposition products (by-product)
SECTION 11TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATIONDegree of impact on aquatic life, soil, air (toxicity, persistence)
SECTION 12++++ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION- Not required by 2015 WHMIS
- Not adopted from GHS
- Not required by Canadian OSHA
SECTION 13++++DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS (Methods)++++ (12, 13, 14, 15) These sections must have the headings listed however Canadian regulations give the supplier the option to NOT provide information.
SECTION 14++++TRANSPORT INFORMATION
SECTION 15++++REGULATORY INFORMATION (The Law!)
SECTION 16OTHER INFORMATION



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