Why this database?

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of Labor requires all employers that formulate, stock or use products that contain hazardous chemicals in their workplaces to provide employees with access to Safety Data Sheets (SDS) if employees could potentially be exposed to hazardous chemicals contained in those products. This database was initiated in September 2014 by DeLima Associates of McLean, Virginia (USA) in response to a need for a database of Safety Data Sheets for FDA-Approved drugs. While OSHA requires SDS to be provided by manufacturers for all FDA-Approved drugs, there are some exceptions based on form of drug and potential administration of drug.

The format and content of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are based on OSHAs Hazard Communication Standards of 1994. However, as of June 15, 2015, manufacturers were required to provide “Safety Data Sheets” (SDS) with format and content to be consistent with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The deadline for providing GHS-compliant SDS was June 15, 2015. We will replace MSDS in this database with SDS as soon as drug manufacturers develop new safety data sheets for their products.

The database was launched with over 450 safety data sheets for 275 Principal Ingredients contained in drugs produced by over 40 manufacturers. The database currently contains over 2,550 safety data sheets for over 1,000 Principal Ingredients contained in products produced by over 280 manufacturers. Authorized users may search for Safety Data Sheets by drug trade name, principal ingredient or manufacturer name.

This database of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for FDA-Approved drugs is maintained by DeLima Associates of McLean, Virginia for access by approved users including registered subscribers of select Lexicomp Drug and Clinical Information products.


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