Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
A Safety Data Sheet (SDS), previously called a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), is a document that provides information on the properties of hazardous chemicals and how they affect health and safety in the workplace. For example an SDS includes information on:
* the identity of the chemical,
* health and physicochemical hazards,
* safe handling and storage procedures,
* emergency procedures, and
* disposal considerations.
The SDS should always be referred to when assessing risks in the workplace.
What is the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)?
The GHS is a system used to classify and communicate chemical hazards using internationally consistent terms and information on chemical labels and Safety Data Sheets.
The GHS provides criteria for the classification of physical hazards (e.g. flammable liquids), health hazards (e.g. carcinogens) and environmental hazards (e.g. aquatic toxicity).
Australia has adopted the 3rd revised edition of the GHS under the model work health and safety laws.
As we receive the new SDS compliant with the GHS from our suppliers, we will have them here for you to download. Please be patient. Thank you !