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Appendix A provides further definitions and explanations of the scope of health hazards covered by this section, and Appendix B describes the criteria to be used to determine whether or not a chemical is to be considered hazardous for purposes of this standard.
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The following two sources establish chemicals as being hazardous:
Remember: MSDS's are only required for materials that are hazardous. Often times, manufacturers are asked for MSDS's for products that do not meet this requirement - manufacturers are under no obligation to produce MSDS's for non-hazardous materials. Both we and OSHA discourage the production of MSDS's for non-hazardous materials (listen up, corporate attorneys).
Our MSDS FAQ contains more information and a list of materials that may not require MSDS's under the OSHA HazCom Standard.
See also: toxic, carcinogen.
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