No SDS Required

What Doesn't Require a Safety Data Sheet?

Food or alcoholic beverages
  • Sold, used or prepared in a retail establishment.
  • Foods intended for personal consumption by employees in the workplace.


  • Those packaged for sale in a retail establishment
  • Cosmetics intended for personal consumption by employees while in the workplace.

Drugs when it is in the final form for use

  • Drugs which are packaged for retail sale.
  • Drugs intended for personal use by employees while in the work place.
  • Drugs in a first aid kit such as aspirin.

Tobacco or tobacco products

Any consumer product where:

  • It is used in the workplace for the purpose the manufacturer intended.
  • The duration and frequency of exposure is the same as reasonably experienced by consumers. For example, White-Out used to correct occasional mistakes would be exempted. White-Out used to blank out entire pages of information would require a SDS.

Wood or wood products

  • Lumber that is not being processed, sawed or milled.
  • Treated lumber requires an SDS even if it is not being processed.

Articles, a manufactured item other than a liquid or dust:

  • Which is formed to a specific shape or design during manufacture.
  • Which has an end use based on its shape or design.
  • Which under normal use does not release more than trace amount of a hazards chemical.
  • Does not pose a physical hazard or risk to employees.
    This is the exemption for items such as a desk or a computer.

Ionizing and non-ionizing radiation

Biological hazards

Hazardous Waste

  • regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Hazardous Waste when it is being removed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) in accordance with EPA regulations.