For many citizens and companies, clean up after Hurricane Harvey may include exposure to hazardous substances found in wastewater and debris. Knowing how to identify and handle these substances is vital to prevent personal injury.
With that in mind, VelocityEHS, a Chicago-based company that provides EHS (environmental health and safety) information to numerous industries, announced it is making its database of millions of MSDS (material safety data sheets) and SDS (safety data sheets) available to those affected by Hurricane Harvey at no cost for a limited time.
This availability extends to private citizens, companies, disaster relief organizations, emergency responders, and anyone else who is dealing with clean up in the storm affected areas.
The MSDS database includes information on industrial chemicals, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, oils and fuels, manufacturing materials, healthcare, and construction materials.
By clicking on http://www.stormSDS.com, users can search the MSDSonline data base by substance name, product brand name, manufacturer, product CAS# or product code.
Search results are in a downloadable PDF format and include:
- First aid measures
- Hazards identification
- Fire and explosion measures
- Accidental release measures
- Handling and storage
- Exposure controls/personal protection
- Physical and chemical properties
- Prevention and special protection
- Stability and reactivity
- Toxicological information
- Disposal considerations
- Chemical composition
- Ecological information.
- Transport information
- Regulatory information
VelocityEHS also offers a special Storm Relief toll-free number to call: 1-844-308-7011