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Ask the expert: Hazardous drug MSDS file

Q: For my material safety data sheet (MSDS) files, I separate chemicals from the injectable hazardous drugs. Is this OK with OSHA?

A: Yes. OSHA says you can organize your MSDS files to fit the situation of your workplace and how your employees can best access the files. Just be sure to include an explanation of your MSDS filing method in the Hazard Communication standard training.

If you struggle with when you need an MSDS and when you don’t, download the “Determining when an MSDS is necessary” decision chart from the Tools page [1].