material safety data sheet / MSDS
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(pronounced meh-TIR-ee-ehl DAY-ta SAYF-tee sheet)

Now that the building community and the public are becoming cognizant of potential dangers involved with some chemicals used in the construction process, Material Safety Data Sheets are often requested – often as proof of compliance with indoor air quality standards and safety regulations. A MSDS lists information relevant to the physical, chemical and toxicological makeup of a particular substance – e.g., an adhesive. Its content provides those handling it with vital safety information, including physical data, toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill handling procedures.