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How to Read a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

    How to Read a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

    Course Overview

    This intermediate online safety course will teach workers how to read an Material Safety Data Sheet, commonly referred to as a MSDS. This course reviews how to read the chemical ingredients contained in products, associated health hazards, physical characteristics, exposure limits and control measures. Students will also be taught about special handling procedures required for safely using chemical products in the workplace.

    Intended Audience

    This online safety course is designed to help construction workers and supervisors learn how to safely use chemical products in a manner that adheres with OSHA standards and applicable local state legislation.

    • Construction Workers
    • Construction Supervisors
    • Construction Foremen

    Learning Objectives

    This online safety course will teach you how to read an MSDS information sheet. Additionally, we will cover the potential fire and explosive nature of chemical products, the reactive nature of chemicals, fire hazards and suppression, potential health hazards, safe handling and storage procedures, proper ventilation and the correct use of safety equipment.

    Course Topics

    • MSDS Training
    • Chemical Product and Company Identification
    • Hazardous Ingredients/Identity Information
    • Physical and Chemical Characteristics
    • Extinguishing Media
    • Reactivity Data
    • Health Hazard Data
    • Precautions for Safe Handling and Use
    • Control Measures
    • Checking the Accuracy of an MSDS


    • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
    • Safe Work Practices
    • OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard
    • Worker Right-to-Know
    • Hazard Communication
    • HAZCOM Requirements

    Features and Benefits

    By taking ClickSafety’s Material Safety Data Sheets online safety course, we will show you how to properly read and interpret the potential chemical hazards from the MSDS. After you successfully complete the course, you will:

    • Know about MSDS safety and how to use safe work practices when handling chemical products
    • Discover the correct use of personal protective equipment and hygiene, the signs and symptoms of exposure, health effects, emergency and first aid procedures, and how to identify cancer-causing chemicals
    • Find out how to properly handle, store and dispose of chemical products according to federal and state laws
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    Call: 800.971.1080