A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is designed to provide both workers and emergency personnel with the proper procedures for handling or working with a particular substance. MSDS's include information such as physical data (melting point, boiling point, flash point etc.), toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, andspill/leak procedures. These are of particular use if a spill or other accident occurs.
MSDS's are meant for:
1. Employees who may be occupationally exposed to a hazard at work.
2. Employers who need to know the proper methods for storage etc.
3. Emergency responders such as fire fighters, hazardous material crews, emergency medical technicians, and emergency room personnel.