I have a binder on my desk with all the info. Our maintenance supervisor compiled it for me and has instructed me to add the sheets as they arrive with shipments. The central office was instructed to do the same. Otherwise, we are not in compliance and could be fined. Every art room should have these available in case of emergency!!!
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From: Linda E
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2004 8:46 PM
Subject: (aen) and arted MSDS and safety in the art room
I went to a wonderful workshop this week on Safety in the art room. It really made me think about a lot of the "hazards" of the materials that we use everyday. The speaker brought out the importance of MSDS (material safety data sheets). He told us, by law we are responsible to keep these at all times at the building level (in case a child is harmed by any material we use). I hate to admit it, but I had never seen them before this workshop. This was also new to the other art teachers in my district. The speaker said the sheets should come in when the shipment arrives. (However, our shipments are broken down at a central place and then sent to us. So the sheets never make it that far I guess. ) I have started searching online, and many companies have them for easy download. I was wondering if you all keep your MSDS in a safe place?