The Safety Data Sheet is the internationally accepted basis for supplying sound written scientific information on hazardous substances. They provide essential information that includes details on how to use substances safely without harmful effects to people or the environment. This program provides a more in depth explanation of some of the important terms you may come across in safety data sheets. They can be challenging to read and understand but they do contain a wealth of information. Having an ability to properly interpret them will make it easier to arrive at informed decisions regarding the use of hazardous substances. 10 minutes.