Material Safety Data Sheet Law and Legal Definition
Federal law requires employers to provide information to their employees about hazardous materials and chemicals that employees may be exposed to in the workplace. This information is supplied on a form called the the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Although there is no specified format for the MSDS, OSHA has developed a non-mandatory format, OSHA Form 174, which may be used by chemical manufacturers and importers to comply with OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard.
Employers are entitled to receive a data sheet from your supplier. A material safety data sheet is required to be provided by manufacturers for every hazardous substance used in the workplace and must be made available for reference. Employers must evaluate the chemicals and inform employees of any hazardous properties.
Legal Definition list
- Material Requirements Planning
- Material Representation
- Material Reciprocity
- Material of Trade [Transportation-Hazardous Material Regulation]
- Material Misrepresentation
- Material Safety Data Sheet
- Material Supervisory Determinations
- Material Support or Resources
- Material That is Harmful to Minors
- Material Transfer Agreement
- Material Witness