In the workplace, a variety of hazardous materials must be handled by various personnel. In order to ensure proper handling of those materials and their proper disposal when there is a spill or when it is time to discard those materials, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are provided as a form of workplace safety.
MSDS are intended to provide workplace personnel and/or emergency workers with information regarding the proper ways to handle and work with those substances such that workers, the workplace, and the environment are kept as safe as possible. MSDS provide vast amounts of information on whatever substances must be dealt with. The data involved includes such information as melting, boiling, and flash points, as well as specific guidelines for handling spills. In addition, information is included regarding possible health hazards involved with the substance. Workers and emergency personnel can also consult MSDS to determine what first aid should be administered in the event of an emergency situation with the substance. There are also details regarding proper storage and disposal of the substances involved along with a listing of any protective equipment that should be worn when handling the substance in question.
Because MSDS are required by the Canadian government, oversight mechanisms are in place which are monitored by the Labour Department and the various provincial ministries. Requirements for MSDS in the workplace are established by the WHMIS or Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System as part of the Hazardous Products Act and Controlled Products Regulations.
All of this comes into play in relation to pest control because many pest control products are considered toxic and are monitored under the WHMIS as hazardous products. At Greenleaf Pest Control, we have always been and will continue to be completely transparent when it comes to our products and any safety concerns that you might have. We understand that your ability to have trust in our products is absolutely essential. That is why we encourage all of our customers or potential customers who have concerns about the toxicity of a product or who simply want to know more about the various pest control products that are available to consult the MSDS pertaining to pesticides and pesticide ingredients.
If you have questions with regard to Greenleaf Pest Control, the methods we employ for pest control, or would like more information about Material Safety, please contact us directly via email at or call 416.998.9473. For more information about the current MSDS and labels, visit this page.