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FAQ - Regulatory - 2015
 FAQ - Regulatory - 2015



Can you tell me if SDS need to be readily available at a dental office, or can they access them thru the Internet.

The following relevant information was found on the OSHA website:

Employer Responsibilities

Employers must ensure that the SDSs are readily accessible to employees for all hazardous chemicals in their workplace. This may be done in many ways. For example, employers may keep the SDSs in a binder or on computers as long as the employees have immediate access to the information without leaving their work area when needed and a back-up is available for rapid access to the SDS in the case of a power outage or other emergency. Furthermore, employers may want to designate a person(s) responsible for obtaining and maintaining the SDSs. If the employer does not have an SDS, the employer or designated person(s) should contact the manufacturer to obtain one. 1

OSHA also maintains a general Hazard Communication webpage which you may find to be of interest and which can be accessed at this link: 2


1)     US Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA Brief - Hazard Communication Standard: Safety Data Sheets.  Accessed on May 15, 2015.

2)     US Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Hazard Communication. Accessed on May 15, 2015.  




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