During this training, we will use a ServiceMaster MSDS for Bowl Descaler Pro as an example. This section shows the manufacturer, importer, employer, or other responsible party preparing or distributing the material safety data sheet. There should also be an address and phone number so you can get additional information on the product and appropriate emergency procedures. Some MSDSs will ask you to call CHEMTREC (Chemical Transportation Emergency Center) for emergency information. If a company does not want to provide its own emergency phone number, they can pay CHEMTREC a fee to do it for them. Your emergency does not have to be transportation related to call CHEMTREC for assistance.
This section also includes the product name. The name shown on the MSDS for a product must be the same as the name that appears on the label for the product. This section may also include synonyms and foreign spellings of the name, and manufacturer's product numbers. Companies often produce many grades or parities of a product. They may issue a generic MSDS to cover all the grades if they list the various grades on the MSDS. As an example, a paint may come in many different colors, but they may all be covered by one MSDS. See Liquitex example below. This one sheet covers over 90 products.
This section may also include the National Fire Protection Association ratings for the health hazard, fire hazard, and reactivity hazard posed by the product. This rating system assigns a number from 0 to 4 to each category of hazard. 0 means no hazard, 1 means some hazard, and so on. For example, Elmer's Rubber Cement has these hazard ratings.
HEALTH = 1 (slight) FIRE = 4 (extreme) REACTIVITY = 0 (least)The date the MSDS was prepared or last revised may be shown here, or it may be at the bottom of the sheet. If there is no date, or if the MSDS is several years old, there have probably been changes. If you are still using the product, you should request the current MSDS. In Canada, three-year-old MSDSs are automatically invalid.
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
MSDS NO. TUBE & JAR
PRODUCT NAME: LIQUITEX ARTISTS' ACRYLIC PAGE 1
COLORS & LIQUITEX
CONCENTRATED ARTIST COLORS
BINNEY & SMITH INC.
1100 CHURCH LANE EMERGENCY: 1-610-253-6271
EASTON, PA 18044 INFORMATION: 1-800-272-9652
1. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
PRODUCT NAME(S) : LIQUITEX® Artist Acrylic Colors
in Tubes and Jars;
LIQUITEX® Concentrated Artist Colors
PRODUCT COLORS/CODES : No. 10-1002, 10-1008, 10-1016,
10-1047, 10-1075, 10-1088, 12-2002, 12-2008,
10-1077, 10-1000-0-XXX, 10-1001-0-XXX, 12-1000-0-XXX
LIQUITEX® Acrylic Colors
810 Light Portrait Pink 150 Cadmium Orange
840 Brilliant Yellow Green
164 Cerulean Blue 700 Light Magenta 414 Yellow Orange Azo
740 Vivid Lime Green 500 Medium Magenta 275 Manganese Blue Hue
335 Red Oxide 680 Light Blue Violet 650 Light Emerald Green