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Sections 1 and 2
  • Section 1 identifies the chemical on the SDS as well as recommended uses.
  • Section 2 identifies the hazards of the chemical on the SDS and the appropriate warning information.

Section 1. Product and company identification

This section identifies the chemical on the safety data sheet (SDS) as well as the recommended uses. It also provides the essential contact information of the supplier. The required information consists of:

  • Product identifier used on the label;
  • Other means of identification;
  • The recommended use of the chemical and restrictions on use;
  • The name, address, and telephone number of the chemical manufacturer, importer, or other responsible party; and
  • An emergency phone number.

Section 2. Hazard(s) identification

This section identifies the hazards of the chemical presented on the safety data sheet (SDS) and the appropriate warning information associated with those hazards. The required information consists of:

  • Classification of the chemical in accordance with paragraph (d) of 1910.1200.
  • Signal word.
  • Pictograms (the pictograms or hazard symbols may be presented as graphical reproductions of the symbols in black and white or be a description of the name of the symbol (e.g., skull and crossbones, flame)).
  • Hazard statement(s).
  • Precautionary statement(s).
  • For a mixture that contains an ingredient(s) with unknown toxicity, a statement describing how much (percentage) of the mixture consists of ingredient(s) with unknown acute toxicity. Please note that this is a total percentage of the mixture and not tied to the individual ingredient(s).

Hazard rating systems numbers, such as those for the Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS) or the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), can appear in Section 2 as long as those hazard ratings do not contradict or cast doubt on the HazCom standard classification.