821.9 Labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

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Protecting yourself, co-workers and the public is a must.


Definitions:

Labels - Information communicated to the user by the manufacturer.

SDS - The safety data sheet (SDS) lists:

1. Exposure risks
2. Medical treatments
3. Minimum PPE requirements
4. Other pertinent information
Additional Information
SDS Online
SDS Online User Guide
SDS Chemicals

Where:

1. Labels are located on all containers

2. SDS are available from manufacturer, the internet, or the 800 number located on the label. They must accompany the product while in storage, being transported or being applied.

Why: Labels and SDS are the best source of information to protect yourself, co-workers, and the public.

What Labels and SDS tell:

Label:

Brand name
Ingredient statement
Registration numbers
Manufacturer
Net contents
Type of pesticide
Formulation
Precautionary Statement – DANGER, WARNING or CAUTION
Hazards
Directions for use

SDS adds:

Exposure risk
Medical treatments
Minimum PPE requirements
Other pertinent information
Label Information
Refer to Crop Data Management System's website for label information

Special Recommendations:

A. Read the label

B. SDS should be replaced annually to ensure the current copy is on file.

C. Labels shall remain attached to the container.

Go to http://www.cdms.net/LabelsMsds/LMDefault.aspx for label information.

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