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Chapter 2. Risk and Life-Cycle Framework... > Appendix: Readily Available Hazard R...

Appendix: Readily Available Hazard References

Although the list is not comprehensive, listed below are references commonly used to inform hazard assessment. The list is intended as a starting point for the engineer charged with hazard assessment.

1. MSDS. The Material Safety Data Sheet is a document developed by chemical manufacturers. The MSDS contains safety and hazard information, physical and chemical characteristics, and precautions on safe handling and use. MSDS may include hazards to animals, especially aquatic species. The manufacturer is required to keep it up-to-date. Any employer that purchases a chemical is required by law to make the MSDS available to employees. Development of an MSDS is required under OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard.


  

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