From MSDS to SDS
Although the name has changed from MSDS to SDS, the purpose of the document remains the same. A safety data sheet still serves as the linchpin to your hazard communication program, providing your employees with comprehensive safety information about hazardous chemicals in their workplace, aiding in chemical inventory management, and connecting the dots to container labels and other forms warnings in the workplace. Our sample WHMIS SDS is perfect to help you and your employees become familiar with the GHS-aligned format.

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Features of the Sample SDS
  • Prescribed 16-section format makes it easy for employees to quickly locate the information they need during an incident
  • Sections 12-15 are included, but remain outside of OSHA jurisdiction
  • GHS pictograms provide hazard information
  • NFPA and HMIS information remains optional
Sample HazCom/GHS - Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Sample ​WHMIS SDS in the GHS Format

Health Canada began aligning WHMIS with GHS in 2015, resulting in several changes to hazard communication requirements. Under WHMIS 2015, safety data sheets need to adhere to a prescribed, strictly ordered 16-section format. Use our sample SDS to familiarize your workplace with the GHS-aligned format.