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MSDS to SDS Transition 2016

The transition from material safety data sheets (MSDS) to safety data sheets (SDS) is fast approaching with a June 2016 deadline.

Is your practice or facility ready for the transition? It may seem like a large task lying ahead of you, but let's help break it down for easier understanding of the what, why, when and how of this transition and what you need to be doing to prepare.

MSDS to SDS: Are You Ready for the Transition?

SDS (formerly MSDS) are documents that provide users with information on specific dangers of hazardous chemical products and provide guidance on their safe handling, storage and disposal.

OSHA's transition to SDS, taking place in June 2016, involves an improved labeling requirement that is aligned with a globalized standard in place for all hazardous chemicals. It is your responsibility to make sure that you are attempting to be compliant.Continue reading to learn more about:

  • SDS requirements
  • Key dates
  • SDS compliance
  • How to prepare
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10 Things You Should Know About the New SDS Requirements

Our experts answer your top questions about the June 2016 OSHA transition from MSDS to SDS, including workplace safety concerns and steps to achieve compliance.

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Additional SDS Resources

Need help with the transition? See below for additional resources from McKesson Medical-Surgical to help with SDS training and documentation solutions.

Solutions to Help with SDS

McKesson SupplyManagerSM

Access custom reports and SDS sheets for products purchased through McKesson Medical-Surgical. Even if you aren't placing orders on SupplyManager, all McKesson customers can still access these reports and MSDS/SDS.

Log in to SupplyManager or contact your Account Manager to get started.

Manage Your SDS

Train your staff on the SDS transition with MedTrainer, an affordable, easy-to-use Learning Management System (LMS) available through McKesson Medical-Surgical. MedTrainer helps manage your compliance and regulatory training and offers customized training opportunities.

In addition to training, MedTrainer also offers an online MSDS/SDS binder that allows you to upload safety sheets from multiple vendors and print one, or all, of the documents needed.

Visit our MedTrainer page to learn more.

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