Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a document that contains information on the potential hazards (health, fire, reactivity and environmental) and how to work safely with the chemical product. It is an essential starting point for the development of a complete health and safety program. It is designed to provide both workers and emergency personnel with the proper procedures for handling or working with a particular substance.
MSDS's include information such as physical data (melting point, boiling point, flash point etc.) toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, spill/leak procedures, and more. While MSDS's are of particular use if a spill or other accident occurs, they are key to preventing workplace exposure and accidents and should always be consulted before working with a material or developing a new process.
MSDS's are meant for Employees who may be occupationally exposed to a hazard at work. For employers who need to know the proper methods for storage, safe use etc., and for Emergency responders such as fire fighters, hazardous material crews, emergency medical technicians, and emergency room personnel.
MSDS for Regular Lead and Lightweight Lead used in Radiation Protection Products
MSDS for Non-Lead used in Radiation Protection Products