Safety Data Sheets for Commercial Products


Jill James

Jill James

Chief Safety Officer

Jill James brings an unrivaled perspective on risk, regulation and liability. With 14 years of experience as a Senior OSHA Safety Investigator with the State of Minnesota, and nearly a decade in the private sector as a safety program manager, Jill is a passionate advocate for training ROI.

Hello-I’m Jill, Chief Safety Officer with Vivid Learning Systems. Employers often ask if they need to have SDS’s or Safety Data Sheets for commercial products such as the one’s you and I may use at home such as Windex. 

OSHA’s Interpretation of the Hazard Communication law says that employers do not have to maintain SDS’s for commercial products if, those products are used in the same manner and at the same frequency that we would use them in our homes as a typical consumer. 

I hoped this helped clarify one aspect of Hazard Communication Compliance.