Material Safety Data Sheets and Workplace Safety
Dental offices and clinics are required to comply with OSHA’s Hazard
Communication Standard involving the use of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs).
MSDSs identify characteristics of common hazardous substances and inform
personnel of handling procedures. OSHA requires the use of MSDSs for places of
employment in which hazardous materials are stored, used and disposed. For
government rules and regulations concerning the implementation of MSDS, refer to
section 1910.1200g8 of the OSHA Hazard Communication Regulations.
OSHA provides a sample form to outline the information provided on an
Additional MSDS Resources
: Offers detailed information regarding MSDS regulations, content and
- MSDS Solutions: Free MSDS
Workplace Safety Concerns
For your protection, OSHA offers information on hazardous materials and
workplace safety relating specifically to dentistry at its dentistry
safety and health topics site.