Why ITS test strips don't require MSDS sheets
Occasionally customers will request a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for their files. OSHA requires MSDS sheets to be available for chemicals in the workplace that employees may be exposed to under normal conditions of use or in an emergency This section of the OSHA code (CFR 1910.1200, Hazard communication) has several exceptions for things like wood, or food, or cosmetics. There is another exception for something called an article (CFR1910.1200 (b)(6)(v), and paragraph (c)).
An article is defined as an item that is formed to a specific shape during manufacture that depends upon that shape to function. It also releases trace amounts of a hazardous chemical (as defined in paragraphs (d) and (g) of the section) and does not pose a health risk to employees. Articles DO NOT require MSDS sheets.
Our test strips are very safe. We work arduously to avoid using harmful chemicals in our formulations. One test strips are typically less that 1.0% as active ingredients and barely 0.1% of each active ingredient. Because the test strip does not dissolve a trivial amount of chemical is released. ITS test strips are defined as articles exempt from the MSDS requirement.
MSDS sheets for any additional tests should be listed in the back of the product manual. For confirmation, please call our sales office at (803) 329-9712, ext. 1.