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Please keep your MSDS sheets readily accessible to all employees while on duty in a fashion appropriate for your workplace. Whether hard copy, electronic soft copies or both, as long as employees have access when needed, any system that works for you can be employed.
In order to ensure that you have a current MSDS sheet for each chemical on the farm as required, and that employee access is provided, the compliance officers will be looking for the following types of information in your written program:
- Designation of person(s) responsible for obtaining and maintaining the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS);
- How safety data sheets are to be maintained in the workplace (e.g., in notebooks in the work area(s) or in a computer with terminal access);
- How employees can obtain access to them when they are in their work area during the work shift;
- Procedures to follow when the MSDS sheet is not received at the time of the first shipment;
- For producers, procedures to update the MSDS when new and significant health information is found; and,
- Description of alternatives to actual data sheets in the workplace, if used.
For employers using hazardous substances, the most important aspect of the written program in terms of MSDS sheets is to ensure that someone is responsible for obtaining and maintaining the MSDS sheets for every hazardous chemical in the workplace. The list of hazardous chemicals required to be maintained as part of the written program will serve as an inventory. As new chemicals are purchased, the list should be updated. Many companies have found it convenient to include on their purchase orders the name and address of the person designated in their company to receive MSDS sheets.
Penalties can be steep so be sure to follow OSHA guidelines!