Q&A: Using a generic MSDS

OSHA Healthcare Connection, January 18, 2011

Q: We changed to a different manufacturer for the purchase of isopropyl rubbing alcohol in our practice. Is it okay to use the old MSDS, or do we have to request a new one?

A: OSHA allows the use of a single MSDS for the same type of chemical made by different manufacturers provided that the situation meets four conditions.

Click here to identify those conditions and a link to the OSHA compliance document.

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