(2) Spotting leaks, spills, fires, explosives, uncontrolled chemical
reactions, or other emergency/accident situations.
(3) Recognizing health effects produced by exposure, such as headache,
dizziness, coughing, irritation, or nausea.
(4) Watching for anything unusual or out of the ordinary.
Section V. MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS AND
PHYSICAL HAZARD INFORMATION
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) contains a great deal of useful information
about chemical hazards. Everyone who works around or with chemicals has the right to
review a copy of the MSDS for any chemical material in your work area simply by
asking. The MSDS must be available in the storage or workplace at all times. This
section will help you understand how to read an MSDS. You will see what kinds of
general information and physical data the MSDS contains and how to use MSDSs to
help protect yourself from physical hazards of the hazardous chemical in your
workplace. A completed MSDS for methanol alcohol is shown in Figure 4-1.
4-17. GENERAL INFORMATION (SECTION I)
Every MSDS must contain the following general information:
a. Name, address, and telephone number of the party responsible for
preparing or distributing the MSDS who can provide additional information on the
hazardous chemical and appropriate emergency procedures.
b. Name of the chemical material as it appears on the warning label and
Hazardous Chemical Inventory in your workplace.
4-18. HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS/IDENTITY INFORMATION (SECTION II)
This section contains a list of all chemicals that are contained in the product and
the concentration (parts per million) of each chemical.