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Safety data sheet of chemical products

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)this an international document that is a mandatory part of the technical documentation for chemical products (substance, mixture, material, industrial waste) and is designed to provide the consumer with reliable information on the safety of industrial use, storage, transportation and disposal of chemical products, as well as their use for domestic purposes .

The safety data sheet is developed for products used in everyday life or industry and necessarily contains information that is necessary to ensure the safety of people's lives and the safety of health, property and the environment.

The presence of the document is necessary for cargo transportation, customs clearance and when obtaining other permits.

The safety data sheet of chemical products contains the following information:

  • about physical characteristics (melting point, boiling point, ignition point, etc.);
  • about toxicity;
  • about the impact on health;
  • on how to provide first aid;
  • about chemical activity;
  • about storage conditions;
  • about the conditions of processing;
  • on the use of protective equipment and special equipment;
  • about methods of neutralization.

The production of a Safety Data Sheet for chemical products is the responsibility of the company that produces this chemical product, so several documents can be found for the same substanceMSDS.
They may differ in volume, detail - but in terms of safety, semantic differences, as a rule, are not very significant.

The material safety certificate contains reliable information in the part that describes the danger of the substance, the rules for working with it, and methods of neutralization.

The Material Safety Data Sheet is not the primary information source; it cannot serve as an authoritative guide to the physicochemical characteristics of substances. In this part, it should be considered as a reference only.

You can download the material safety data sheet (MSDS) for the product you are interested in on the websitehttp://www.msds.com/.

On the territory of the Russian Federation Until 1993, there were no unified documents that would contain all the information about chemical products, about all their hazardous properties, as well as about their safe handling in an emergency.
For this reason, information on hazardous substances was scattered, making it difficult to access it at the right time.

In 1993, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) were introduced in the Russian Federation as a mandatory part of the technical documentation for chemical products, by analogy with the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). At the initiative of the State Standard, the Ministry of Labor, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Gosgortekhnadzor, GOST R 50587-93 “Substance (material) safety data sheet” was put into effect. Basic provisions. Information on ensuring safety during production, use, storage, transportation, disposal”, which established the basic requirements for industrial security.

In 1995, on its basis, the interstate standard GOST 30333-95 was adopted with the same name.

In 2007-2009 developed and implemented its revised version -GOST 30333-2007 Safety Data Sheet for Chemical Products. General requirements"which is still in effect today. RequirementsGOST 30333to the presentation form and content of the SDS are harmonized with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemical Products (GHS).

The RF PB fully complying with the GHS has the following national features:

- the title page of the established sample, containing all the basic information about the hazardous properties of the product;

- a list of information sources used, with the help of which the PB is compiled: in this case, it is possible to check the origin of this or information information;

- expert examination of the food security for compliance with international and national requirements and subsequent registration in the Information and Analytical Center "Safety of Substances and Materials".

The main objective of the Safety Data Sheet for chemical products is to inform the consumer about the use, storage, transportation and disposal of chemical products. This document is an obligatory part of the technical documentation for chemical products.

The safety data sheet must contain reliable information presented in an accessible and concise form, sufficient for the consumer to take the necessary measures to ensure the protection of human health and their safety at the workplace, environmental protection at all stages of the life cycle of chemical products, including their disposal as waste, and must contribute to the elimination of technical barriers to trade in potentially hazardous chemical products, as it is an integral part of the UN Recommendations "Globally Harmonized System of Hazard Classification and Labeling of Chemical Products (GHS)".

One safety data sheet is issued per unit of chemical products and includes the entire brand range of these products.
However, in all of the following cases, the issuance of separate safety data sheets is required:
- product brands differ in aggregate state
- product brands require different permits
- product brands differ from each other in composition or hazardous properties
- products are manufactured according to various regulatory documents.
Additionally, it should be noted that: drugs; minerals (in the state of occurrence); chemical products according to the closed nomenclature; food products; perfumery and cosmetic products; emitting, nuclear, as well as radioactive substances - do not require a safety data sheet.


The table defines the minimum requirements for the composition, content and form of information included in the SDS sections

No.Section nameContent

Identification of chemical products and information about the manufacturer or supplier

The name of the chemical product corresponding to that specified in the regulatory document.
Other ways of identification.
Recommendations and restrictions on the use of chemical products.
Full official name, address and telephone number of the organization (surname of the person) responsible for the production, importation and release into circulation of chemical products.
Emergency telephone number of an organization providing emergency advice


Identification of the hazard(s)

Information on the hazard classification of chemical products based on the GHS and in accordance with the legislation in force in the territory of circulation of chemical products.
GHS-based label elements, including precautionary statements. Other hazards not classified under the GHS


Composition (information on ingredients)

For a chemical product that is an individual chemical:

  1. chemical name in accordance with the requirements of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry), chemical formula;
  2. Substance number in the CAS registry (Chemical Abstracts Service), USA;
  3. common synonyms, etc.;
  4. impurities and functional additives present in the product and affecting its hazard.

For chemical products that are a mixture of substances:

  1. information on the composition of the product (by components), which can help the purchaser and other interested parties to determine the risk associated with its use;
  2. for all components that pose a risk to human health or the environment, the following information must be provided: name of the component and other identification features, concentration or concentration range, description of the hazard (hazard classification, hygienic standards in the working area).

Note - If information about the presence of any components in the product is confidential, then the requirements of special regulatory and legislative acts should be followed. Data on these components must be provided to the extent that guarantees the safety of purchasers.


First aid measures


Data on the symptoms of exposure, both during direct exposure to the chemical product and after some time.
Description of the necessary measures to provide first aid to the victims at the scene of the incident with the obligatory indication of cases when the victims should be immediately provided with medical assistance. It should be indicated whether any delayed effects can be expected. In this case, it is necessary to indicate whether the assistance of a specialist doctor of a particular profile (toxicologist, dermatologist, etc.) is necessary or desirable.

Information on measures to provide first aid to victims should be systematized by type (direction) of harmful effects (through the respiratory system, when ingested, into the eyes and on the skin)



5 Measures and means to ensure fire and explosion safety General characteristics of the fire and explosion hazard of chemical products. Indicators of fire and explosion hazard. Characteristics of the danger caused by combustion products and thermal destruction.
Recommended extinguishing media.
Prohibited means of extinguishing fires.
Personal protective equipment for firefighting.
Extinguishing specifics
6 Measures to prevent and eliminate accidents and emergencies and their consequences Measures to ensure individual and collective safety in emergency and emergency situations, such as the elimination of sources of ignition and dust, the use of respiratory, eye, and skin protection.
Procedure for liquidation of emergency or emergency situations.
Precautions for liquidation of accidents and emergencies that ensure the protection of the environment (the need and type of isolation, measures to protect ground and surface water, soil, the need to notify residents of nearby areas, etc.).
Methods of neutralization and purification, including the use of sorbents, water and other means to reduce the concentration. If necessary, it should be indicated which means and under what conditions cannot be used for these purposes.
7 Rules for the storage of chemical products and their handling during loading and unloading operations

Precautions for handling chemicals, including:

  1. information about the system of engineering safety measures;
  2. environmental protection measures;
  3. recommendations for safe movement and transportation.

Conditions and terms of safe storage of chemical products, including

  1. design features of storages or containers, including the presence of impenetrable walls (partitions) and ventilation;
  2. list of substances and materials incompatible during storage;
  3. allowable temperature and humidity ranges, storage requirements for illumination, for the environment, for example, in an inert gas environment;
  4. the need for special electrical equipment and measures to eliminate static electricity;
  5. limiting quantities of chemical products under certain storage conditions;
  6. type of material recommended for packaging (tare);
  7. additional special requirements for storage conditions
8 Exposure controls/personal protection Parameters subject to mandatory control, their maximum permissible values, biologically safe for personnel (with reference to the standards and other regulatory documents that define them).
Measures to ensure and control the established parameters.
Information about personal protective equipment for personnel
9 Physiochemical properties

Physical state (solid, liquid, gaseous) with color indication.
Odor (odor threshold).
Melting/freezing point.
Initial boiling point and boiling range. Flash point.
Ignition temperature.
Auto-ignition temperature.
decomposition temperature.
Upper/lower flammability limits or explosive limits.

Steam pressure (depending on temperature). Vapor density (depending on pressure). Density.
Hydrogen index (pH).
Solubility (in a specific environment). Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water

10 Stability and reactivity Chemical stability.
Possibility of dangerous reactions.
Conditions to avoid (such as static electricity, shock, or vibration).
Incompatible substances and materials.
Hazardous decomposition products
11 Information about toxicity

A brief but comprehensive description of the toxicological effects in the event of human contact with a chemical product, including:

  1. information on likely routes of exposure (through the respiratory system, by ingestion, in the eyes and on the skin);
  2. information about the effects hazardous to human health in direct contact with chemical products, as well as the consequences of these effects and information about the dangerous long-term effects of exposure to the body (for example, sensitization, carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, etc.);
  3. indicators of acute toxicity; doses (concentrations) with minimal toxic effects, and other numerical values characterizing the impact of chemical products on human health
12 Information on the impact on the environment Assessment of possible impacts on the environment (air, water, soil).
Data on stability and transformation in the environment. indicators of ecotoxicity.
Migration data (in soil).
Hygienic standards in environmental objects.
Other adverse effects
13 Recommendations for the disposal of waste (residues) Recommendations for the safe treatment of waste (residues) of chemical products.
Information on the disposal, disposal and / or disposal of waste in accordance with applicable national legislation.
Methods and places of elimination (destruction) of waste and contaminated packaging (tare)
14 Information during transportation (transportation) UN number in accordance with the UN Recommendations.
Proper shipping name in accordance with UN Recommendations and/or shipping name.
Types of vehicles.
Transport hazard classification.
Transport marking and packing group.
Information on whether chemical products are marine and water pollutants.
Recommendations for safe transportation (including within the enterprise) in accordance with current regulations
15 Information on national and international legislation Information about the legislation, regulating the circulation of chemical production.
Information about the documentation regulating the requirements for the protection of humans and the environment.
Information about international warning labeling
16 Additional Information When revising (reissuing) the safety data sheet, it should be indicated in which sections the changes have been made.
List of data sources used in the preparation of the safety data sheet