SDS (Safety Data Sheet) / eSDS (Extended Safety Data Sheet)
Safety Data Sheet (SDS) also known as Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a technical form with data regarding the properties of a chemical substance.
The essence of a SDS/MSDS is to provide workers and emergency personnel with procedures for handling or working with that substance in a safe manner, and includes information, among others, such as physical data (for example boling point, etc), toxicity, health and environmental effects, first aid measures, storage, transport classification, etc.
SDS/MSDS formats vary from source to source within a country depending on national requirements.
SDS/MSDSs are a world wide used system for cataloging information on chemical substances, chemical mixtures and chemical compounds.
An SDS/MSDS is not primarily intended for use by the general consumer, focusing instead on the hazards of working with the material in an occupational setting such as chemical factories or industrial plants.
Also, is very important to use a right SDS/MSDS specific to both country and supplier as the same product can have different formulations in different countries.
There is a special kind of SDS/MSDS called eSDS (or Extended Safety Data Sheet) which includes all the above specifications and also the specific Exposures Scenarios (ES) for that substance and its safe uses according to its manufacturing and industrial, professional and consumer uses.