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Quality Control: (Material) Safety Data Sheets

Author(s):  Allen Loyd V Jr

Issue:  Mar/Apr 2017 - Volume 21, Number 2
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Abstract:  Safety Data Sheets (formerly Material Safety Data Sheets) are a system for cataloging information on chemicals, chemical compounds, and chemical mixtures and include instructions for the safe use and potential hazards associated with a particular material or product. At present, there are 16 sections of Safety Data Sheets, and these sections are discussed in this article. Two United States Pharmacopeia compounding-related chapters (<795> and <800>) refer to Safety Data Sheets, and this article provides a brief discussion on the terminology contained within those chapters.

Related Keywords: Loyd V. Allen, Jr., PhD, RPh, Material Safety Data Sheets, MSDS, SDS, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, Hazard Communication Standard , Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, HCS, GHS, United States Pharmacopeia Chapter <795>, United States Pharmacopeia Chapter <800>, USP, pharmacy regulation, hazardous materials, labeling requirements, information resources, employer responsibilities, employee responsibilities, personnel safety


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