You may handle hundreds of Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) inside your chemical plant. This is as the consequence of using hundreds of hazardous chemicals for the production process. All the MSDS should be managed properly; otherwise you and your workers could be in danger when handling these hazardous chemicals.
Proper management of MSDS means making those MSDS available at the points of use. They are usually used in areas of incoming inspection, production, warehouse, laboratory, etc. And the existence of MSDS binders could greatly help creating proper management of MSDS.
MSDS binders are made of a tough flexible and bright yellow polyethylene for durability and visibility in all environments. It comes with a chain to keep them at one location where they can be easily accessible.
There are several different ring sizes of MSDS binders, for examples 1”, 1½”, 2½”, and 3″. Each MSDS binder ring size has different capacity. And the ring size selection will depend on your MSDS quantity.
Some MSDS binders are also completed with training inserts, which include OSHA hazard communication standard highlight, compliance checklist, pre-written hazard communication program, A to Z index tabs, training booklet and etc.
The use of MSDS binders can help you have better MSDS management in your organization in order to make it readily available and easily accessible by all related workers wherever they work inside the chemical plant.
It had better to keep more than one MSDS binder in each point of use or workplace area. It is because each MSDS has to be readily available and easily accessible including in case of emergency situation.
Finally, do not forget to perform regular update on the content of MSDS binders, i.e. each MSDS inside it. It is much more important.Tags: Hazard Communication, osha hazard communication standard, compliance checklist