SAFETY DATA SHEETS

Effective Date: 
Mon, 04/01/2002
Reviewed: 
Tue, 08/23/2011
Revised: 
Tue, 08/16/2016
Policy: 

The Student Health Center keeps Safety Data Sheets (SDS) on all hazardous substances used or stored in the Student Health Center. In the event of a problem, the SDS will be referred to for further action.

Procedure: 

The Student Health Center maintains a current Administrative binder of Safety Data Sheets on all hazardous substances used or stored in the Student Health Center. That binder is stored in the Administrative area. Individual departments will also keep copies of their SDS’ specific to their departments, in their Hazard / SDS binder.  These can be found in:

Basement - Central Supply, Laboratory

West Wing Floor 1 - Nurse's Station

West Wing Floor 2 - Nurse's Station

South Wing - Mail Room

East Wing - Pharmacy

In the event of a problem with the use or exposure to any hazardous substance, the SDS will be referred to for further action.  See Section 4 for First Aid.

The Administrative SDS binder is maintained by the Ancillary Services Director (ASD).

Departments are required to forward any SDS to the ASD for any new products.

For items not listed in our SDS binder, SDS’ are accessible on line via Google "SDS" or "MSDS" + the name of the product.

This is especially important for patient exposure that occurred elsewhere on campus.

Old MSDS/SDS' are kept by the Ancillary Services Director.

Key Points: 
  • The SDS binder is maintained by the Ancillary Services Director
  • A composite SDS binder is stored in the Administrative area
  • Specific SDS’ will be kept in each department for the hazardous substances stored there
  • SDS should be referred to for any problem with any hazardous substance
  • Google SDS’ not found in our binder