Asked by: Nicodemus Tejeda
asked in category: General Last Updated: 5th March, 2020

How long do you keep MSDS sheets on file?

Based upon careful reading of OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1020, and several letters of interpretation, you are not required to keep material safety data sheets, MSDSs, for 30 years. You are required to keep some record of the identity of the substances or agents to which employees are exposed for 30 years.

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People also ask, why do you need MSDS sheets?

The purpose is to ensure the safety and health of employees in the workplace. Companies that manufacture any hazardous materials should supply businesses that buy their product with a MSDS. An MSDS benefits employers because they reduce the number of on-the-job accidents and cases of workers' compensation.

Additionally, where are MSDS sheets kept? Some employers keep the MSDS information in a binder in a central location (e.g., in the pick-up truck on a construction site). Others, particularly in workplaces with hazardous chemicals, computerize the Material Safety Data Sheet information and provide access through terminals.

Additionally, how long do you have to keep old SDS sheets?

30 years

Do MSDS sheets expire?

OSHA requires manufacturers/importers to obtain or develop safety data sheets (SDS). This goes for every hazardous chemical they produce or import. Any updated SDS should be sent within three months of any new and significant information regarding the given hazardous chemical. So, yes, safety data sheets do expire.

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