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Material Safety Data Sheet

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]
A specific document that shows important physical and chemical characteristics of a chemical or product to alert a user, transporter or other interested party to potential safety hazards that may be associated with the material. The MSDS also contains treatments for exposure or ingestion as well as the type of equipment needed for safe handling. An MSDS is a legal requirement in most countries for all aspects of commerce involving chemicals.
Alternate Form: MSDS