Skip to main content
More Search Options
A member of our team will call you back within one business day.
You can help prevent illness and injury by reading the container label for each hazardous substance you use. There should always be a label on a container. If you have any questions after reading the container label, check the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). The MSDS is probably the most detailed source of information for the hazardous substance you are using.
Always check the container label before handling any substance. All container labels list basic warnings. Others may give more detailed precautions. Container labels may have information such as the following:
A brief description of the substance
The main ingredients of the substance
The kind of personal protective equipment you should wear while handling the substance
A list of hazard warnings, such as the need to keep the substance away from flame or the need to avoid skin contact
Directions on how to use the substance safely
Steps to take if you splash the substance in your eyes or on your skin
The procedure for storing the substance safely
The manufacturer’s name and address
The procedure for disposing of the container