You’ll have to find all your msds sheets online, and this could take some time so we’ve included the totally awesome online msds search. This is a customized search engine that searches the whole internet and brings back results for msds sheets. This is a powerful tool and will save you a lot of time sorting through pages.
All manufacturers are required by OSHA to supply free msds sheets to customers who buy the products, the first time the product is shipped, or when a change is made to the safety data sheet or the product.
Unfortunately most small businesses don’t buy products directly from the manufacturer, and the suppliers that we do buy from don’t feel it’s their responsibility to provide the safety data sheets to their customers unless they ask for them, and don’t always send the material safety data sheets out with the product.
In addition, many small businesses buy products from big box retailers, who are just beginning to realize that the need for msds sheets, for their employer customers is there.
Almost all of the manufacturers are now making the safety data sheets available online. The trick is to find them. Our free online msds search engine successfully brought back over 1.1 million search results for our users last year.
Once you've found all your msds sheets online you’ll use the msds inventory list to make an index for your book. We've included an article titled msds index sample to give you an idea of how to put together your index.