The SDS may be provided as one bilingual SDS, or as two SDSs (one each in English and French).
In situations where two separate SDSs are used, both the English and French parts must be provided to the purchaser at the same time.
In the case where the English and French portions of the SDS are two separate parts, both the English and French parts must be attached in the same email, or saved on the same USB stick or disc.
hazardous product means any product, mixture, material or substance that is classified in accordance with the regulations made under subsection 15(1) in a category or subcategory of a hazard class listed in Schedule 2; ( In other words, every product that is classified as a "hazardous product" under WHMIS that is intended for use, handling or storage in a workplace in Canada must have an SDS.
The information elements provided on a safety data sheet must be in both official languages of Canada (English and French).
Check with your local jurisdiction for more information.
Every SDS must provide a date of last revision in Section 16 – Other Information.
Note: The requirement to update a material safety data sheet every three years, as was the case under WHMIS 1988, no longer applies.