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Canadian Roofing Reference Manual

1.10.4 Responsibilities Regarding SDS

Supplier Responsibilities Regarding SDS

The supplier of hazardous products must:

  • Provide an accurate and complete SDS for each hazardous product that they sell or import in Canada.
  • Provide an SDS in both official languages (English and French).
  • Provide a copy of the SDS to the purchaser(s) on or before the date of purchase.
  • Ensure information is not ambiguous and does not conflict with information on the supplier label or in other parts of the SDS. If abbreviations are used, they must be explained in text.
  • Provide an updated SDS within 90 days of the availability of significant new information.

Employer Responsibilities Regarding SDS

The employer must:

  • Ensure that all hazardous products have up-to-date SDSs when they enter the workplace.
  • Ensure that SDSs are readily available to:
    • All workers who are exposed to or near the hazardous products.
    • Health and safety committee or representative.
  • Provide education and training for workers to ensure that they understand the information on SDSs and can use the information to work safely with hazardous products.
  • Ensure that no SDS is more than three years old.