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A material safety data sheet (MSDS), is an important component of product stewardship and occupational safety and health. It is intended to provide workers and emergency personnel with procedures for handling or working with that substance in a safe manner, and includes information such as physical data (melting point, boiling point, flash point, etc.), toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill-handling procedures.

MSDS formats can vary from source to source within a country depending on national requirements. Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) regulations impacting product stewardship and workplace safety are increasing in volume and complexity.

From its inception to the present day, the MSDS has evolved into a document that goes far beyond its original purpose, now serving as a source, foundation and clearinghouse for a range of safety and regulatory compliance data, including classification, transportation, environmental, ecological and disposal considerations.