Material Safety Data Sheets


These are commonly called MSDS's, are resources for detailed information on specific hazardous chemicals. The data includes exposure routes, health effects, and necessary protection. Manufacturers are required to make individual MSDS's available for each specific concentration of a given hazardous chemical.

Oregon OSHA requires that employees have access to chemical information for all hazardous chemicals in the workplace. Each area is responsible for keeping an MSDS for every hazardous material present in accordance with policy.

Hazard Communication Program Policy. 

Typically, MSDS's are kept in a binder for quick and easy access. The first page must consist of a table of contents listing all hazardous chemicals in a given work area. The binder should be kept in a location where all can access it. For guidance in compiling or updating your MSDS Binder, EHRS offers a helpful link.

MSDS Binder Guidance

For questions about chemical use and safety, call 503 494-7795 or e-mail