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COVID-19-Related SDS

SDS for items currently used to disinfect against COVID-19 on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area Campuses:

What is Hazard Communication?

It is often referred to as the “Right to Know” standard.  It provides information so that employees can know of any hazardous materials they work with or can be exposed to.  Recent changes have taken place so that this information is understandable for all employees.

What information is provided?

  • SDS should be located in an easy-to-find area within the workplace.  They used to be called Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
    • SDS must now all follow the same 16-section format.  For an explanation of each section click HERE.
  • Proper labeling should be provided by the manufacturer of the material.  Labels can be created if transferring the product to a smaller container.
  • Easy-to-understand pictographs utilizing the Globally Harmonized System (GHS).  For pictographs used click HERE.

Why is this important?

The SDS has valuable information on any caution necessary when using the material.  It will let you know what Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be necessary to wear, what medical treatment may be needed and other considerations to avoid such as extreme temperatures or reactions with other chemicals.

Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the use of chemicals.