Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
What Are SDS & Why Are They Important?
Safety Data Sheets (SDS) or formerly MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) are documents required by law to be provided by manufacturers of chemicals and other construction materials. They are composed of sixteen sections of information ranging from proper handling to emergency procedures. If you want to get more information on SDS themselves you can visit the OSHA quick card.
Under OSHA regulations, employers are obligated to make sure that SDS are readily available for all workers. This basically means that for every material they work with there should be an accompanying SDS nearby. This is problematic for many companies because they work with so many different materials on a daily basis. Many companies have created huge binders to house their SDS collection or signed up for expensive dedicated apps to keep their SDS collection current and available.
Problems With Managing SDS
Finding SDS for every product your company uses
Ensuring ready access to potentially hundreds of documents
Keeping SDS updated as new products are released
Stop using hefty binders or searching online and printing SDS for every project. There's a better way with the Harness safety app. We've established connections with thousands of manufacturers and created a database of over 2.4 million SDS. We keep all our documents updated and they are readily available in your Harness account anytime, anywhere. You can even bookmark commonly used product SDS to make things even easier for field staff.
How Harness Makes SDS Better
All applicable SDS available in one place
Current database includes 2.4 Million products
Access SDS from any device in seconds
Documents are regularly audited and keep up to date automatically
Bookmark commonly used SDS to projects within Harness for easy retrieval
No bulky binders
Add new SDS yourself in a few clicks
Don't see what you need? Provide us with the manufacturer and we'll add all their product SDS
No need to spend money on a separate app or service just for SDS