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Commerical job - MSDS

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ThreeWide, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,116

    Not having a lot of experience bidding on commercial jobs, something popped up in the contract I thought was strange.

    Prior to use, contractor will supply company with hazardous material data sheets on each and every product used on company property.

    This could certainly be done, but it would require pulling up MSDS on many different products we would use over the course of the season.

    Is a request such as this common?
  2. we have company that requires it and you don't work till its provided, others never say anything.
  3. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,402

    Yes this is common if the company is ISO 9000 certified. We have a notebook that we keep all MSDS sheets in, and we have a contractors packet that we have to submit for this company which has to include all MSDS sheets , that are pesticides.
  4. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 670

    keep a book in the truck with them all in it. Have a file with extras of the most common for the customers. Its thier right to have the info. They will apreciate your professionalism in caring for it. If you have to hand deliver, it can be an oppurtunity to speak with the customer and follow up on any extra service requests or suggestions.
  5. JimKelley

    JimKelley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Oklahoma requires the truck to have MSDS sheets in the truck for all chemicals on board. The sheets should be readily available from your supplier. I know LESCO has them in all of their distribution centers. They are also available on the net.
  6. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,341

    It is an ISO 9000 thing and porbably a union thing as well. MSDS are available online at kellysolutions.com or lesco.com. It is a small cost of doing business. Paper and printer ribbons aren't THAT expensive.
  7. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 813

    Maryland is just like Ok. copy must be in truck.

    We print them right off the Lesco site. Both MSDS and labels.

    If you pick an odd product for something special, the supplier is suppose to give you a copy.

    Learn to treat it like you certificate of insurance, part of the process.

    Good point on making you look professional!
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    This is not that uncommon. As a matter of fact, I just recieved a bid sheet for a place that is accepting bids for cleaning services. THEY want the same thing for all chems and cleaning products that will be used (it is a medical facility).
  9. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    We had to do it for TGLC.....we just made copies of the MSDS shests of the chemicals we would be using on their property. from the roundup, ice melt, gasoline, oil, everything....C Y A...its not a bad thing to have around anyhow int he truck just incase something happens....and its easy enough to bring up on the computer....
  10. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,402

    We do business in both Ks & Mo. and they require us to carry all MSDS sheets and labels in the truck.

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