Subpart 1. Data sheets.

A written document containing the information required in the training programs described in part 5206.1700, subparts 2 and 3, shall be available for each hazardous substance or harmful physical agent to which employees are routinely exposed. Written information for hazardous substances must include the information required in part 5206.1700, subpart 2, item A, subitem (1), units (a), (c), (d), (f), and (g). Written information for heat must include the information required in part 5206.1700, subpart 3, item A.

Subp. 2. OSHA Form 20.

Provision of a properly completed federal OSHA Form 20, "Material Safety Data Sheet," shall be prima facie proof of compliance with the information requirements of a data sheet or the requirements under Minnesota Statutes, section 182.653, subdivisions 4b, 4c, and 4e.

Subp. 3. Translation of data sheet information.

For employees who do not read English, a written notice in a language understood by the employee must be included with the material safety data sheet indicating the name and address of an agency that will translate the information for the employee.

Subp. 4. Data sheets not available.

If a material safety data sheet is not available from the manufacturer, label information must be provided to employees. The employer shall maintain a record of notices concerning the unavailability of data sheets.


Minn. R. 5206.1800
10 SR 623

Statutory Authority: MS s 182.655

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