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Identification of Hazards, con't.

Another source of information about chemical safety is the Safety Data Sheet. OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (as previously covered) requires that you have access to these before you begin working with a chemical. The SDS will provide information about the chemical's synonyms and health hazards (toxicity, target organs, etc.) The SDS explains how to handle the chemical, what type of PPE to wear, and what to do in case of an emergency exposure or spill. You may obtain SDS's several ways. Often they come directly from the manufacturer. You may contact EHS to receive a copy, or you may access an internet site that has SDS's.