Revised Edition 2012
The Safety Data Sheet: A Guide to First-Aid Recommendations is a practical tool to help people prepare and evaluate first aid recommendations for chemical exposures, to minimize the effects of an accidental exposure to a chemical product. The recommendations in this CCOHS publication were updated in 2012.
The First-Aid Measures section on a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) provides recommendations on how to minimize the effects of an accidental exposure to a chemical product. The recommendations describe measures that first-aid providers are able to safely use at the scene of a chemical exposure, prior to obtaining medical assistance.
The Safety Data Sheet: A Guide to First-Aid Recommendations presents a system for preparing and/or evaluating first aid recommendations for chemical exposures in the workplace. The 34 page publication identifies key questions on the health, fire and reactivity hazards of a chemical product, and provides the user with a decision tree (flowchart approach) for arriving at accurate, consistent first aid recommendations for each route of occupational exposure (skin, eye, inhalation and ingestion).
New in this edition: The first-aid recommendations provided are consistent with the mandatory label phrases of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).
The publication is intended for people who have a basic understanding of chemicals and their hazards and who write or evaluate first aid recommendations for Safety Data Sheets.