[TowerTalk] Cleaner

Bill Aycock baycock at direcway.com
Tue Mar 1 11:48:30 EST 2005

Jim- I did a Google and found
on that site, a search for 'MSDS' found LOTS of stuff.

At 09:06 PM 2/28/2005 -0800, Jim Lux wrote:

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Bill Aycock" <baycock at direcway.com>
>To: "Gene WØQFC" <erastber at tampabay.rr.com>; <TowerTalk at contesting.com>
>Sent: Monday, February 28, 2005 7:22 PM
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cleaner
>Anyone selling such materials MUST (by law)  be able to supply the MSDS
>(material safety data sheets) for it. Tell the people offering you the
>stuff that you need the MSDS, (Which often has the ID of the major
>this isn't precisely true.  You need to have MSDS for things sold for
>occupational use (as in sales to an employer), because it satisfies OSHA
>requirements. Retail products  (called "consumer producs" in the rules) need
>not have MSDS information.  For instance, you can't ask the supermarket (or
>the mfr) for a MSDS for soup, or for dishwashing detergent, for example.
>"OSHA requires MSDS's ONLY for materials that a) meet OSHA's definition of
>hazardous and b) are "known to be present in the workplace in such a manner
>that employees may be exposed under normal conditions of use or in a
>foreseeable emergency".
>Some companies selling products into the retail market (but NOT to
>businesses, per se) don't provide MSDS information because that would
>require revealing composition of the product at some level. Check out:
>http://www.ilpi.com/msds/osha/I19900516A.html for an opinion letter from
>OSHA which talks about why retailers don't have to provide MSDS info.
>Much, much more info at http://www.ilpi.com/msds/faq/ which says, among
>other things:
>"As mentioned previously and discussed below, manufacturers and distributors
>are under no OSHA obligation to supply MSDS's to consumers"
>See: http://www.mscomputer.com  for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless 
>Weather Stations", and lot's more.  Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with 
>any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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Bill Aycock - W4BSG
Woodville, Alabama 

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