FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SPECIALTY GASES
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provide workers and emergency personnel with important workplace safety information regarding the use and storage of chemicals, including compressed gases. MSDS are designed to educate workers about potential risks associated with a chemical and provide instructions for safe use and handling. In addition to contributing to a safe and healthy work environment, this information assists with the proper response in the event of an emergency.
In the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employees have access to MSDS under Hazard
Communication regulation. In addition, Section 311 of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Emergency Planning and Right-to-Know Act requires that facilities
provide the local community with MSDS for chemicals that meet specific reporting criteria.
In an effort to provide our customers with easy access to MSDS for our compressed gas products, Scott Specialty Gases has established a comprehensive online MSDS library. While OSHA does not dictate guidelines for an acceptable electronic format of MSDS, Scott Specialty Gases’ online MSDS contain the following information regarding our compressed gas products:
- Supplier identification
- Emergency contact information
- Product/Chemical name
- Hazard warnings
- Potential health effects
- First aid measures
- Fire fighting measures
- Accidental release measures
- Personal protection guidelines
- Physical and chemical properties
- Stability and reactivity data
- Toxicological information
- Ecological information
- Disposal considerations
- Transport information
- Regulatory information
- Other MSDS precautionary data
To request a printed version of any MSDS in our library, please contact us via email or by calling the Scott's Solutions Center toll-free at 877-715-8651. For additional information on proper gas handling procedures, please visit our Tech & Safety Data section.