A printed source of information about the hazards of materials, including coatings. Federal law, the Hazard Communication Standard, requires that a MSDS be published and supplied by the manufacturer of a hazardous material. The law also requires that employees have ready access to the MSDS in the workplace. The MSDS contains the following information: (1) product identification; (2) hazardous ingredients, their permissible exposure limits (PEL), and threshold limit value (TLV); (3) physical properties; (4) fire and explosion hazard data, such as flash point, lower and upper explosive limits, and firefighting procedures; (5) health hazard data; (6) chemical reactivity/stability data; (7) spill and leak procedures; (8) special protection information; and (9) additional special precautions

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