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Occupational Health Research Guide

Resources for the protection of the health of people in the workplace, the prevention of occupational injuries and disease.

Occupational Health Agencies & Professional Support

International Labor Office. Geneva.

ILO

About SDS /MSDS - Hazard Communication Standard

Hazard Communication Standards Pictogram 

  • Hazard classification: Provides specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards, as well as classification of mixtures.
  • Labels: Chemical manufacturers and importers will be required to provide a label that includes a harmonized signal word, pictogram, and hazard statement for each hazard class and category. Precautionary statements must also be provided.
  • Safety Data Sheets:  Employers must ensure that the SDSs are readily accessible to employees for all hazardous chemicals in their workplace. 
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