MSDS CLARIFICATION FOR YOUR SPA/SALON
Are material safety data sheets (MSDS) required for a non-hazardous chemicals such as EYE-PADS and other products we actively use on our clients?
OSHA does not require nor encourage employers to maintain MSDSs for non-hazardous chemicals. Consequently, an employer is free to discard MSDSs for non-hazardous chemicals.
In reality, MSDSs are prepared and provided for many products that are not covered by the HCS. It is our understanding that this is being done for product liability purposes, not for compliance with any Federal regulation.
Here is the link to find out a list of hazardous chemicals that may be in your salon - https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standar...
Any products that you use in a consumer manner such as detergents, windex, disinfectants ect.. do not require a work place to have a MSDS.
MSDSs are prepared and provided for many products that are not covered by the HCS. It is our understanding that this is being done for product liability purposes, not for compliance with any Federal regulation.MSDSs that represent non-hazardous chemicals are not covered by the HCS. Paragraph 29 CFR 1910.1200(g)(8) of the standard requires that "the employer shall maintain in the workplace copies of the required MSDSs for each hazardous chemical, and shall ensure that they are readily accessible during each work shift to employees when they are in their workarea(s)."
Employers and employees need the information contained on MSDSs to protect themselves from hazardous chemical exposures and to work safely with chemical products. The result will be a reduction in chemical source illness and injuries in the workplace. Since the HCS became effective, the use and distribution of MSDSs have proven to be an effective and efficient way to ensure that employers and employees can obtain necessary information on the hazards associated with exposure to chemicals in the workplace.
I hope this helps to clarify and lesson your anxiety about MSDS.