Frequently asked questions

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  • question_answer How can I share my Online (M)SDS Binder with my customers or employees?

    Your new URL looks like this:

    online msds binder


    The URL you need to use to share your Online (M)SDS Binder is in your browser's address bar, just as in the above example. Copy that address and use it to share your page. Visitors who are not registered users will have to use that URL address to find your Online (M)SDS Binder. They do NOT have to register to view your Online (M)SDS Binder.

    The most practical username is the name of your company; you could always go back and change it if you used a different name to register.

    If you registered with your company name, and you created a link to your new Online (M)SDS Binder from your web page, your customers should be able to find it with a Google search of your company name followed by (M)SDS.

    "/online-msds-binder" is automatically added to every username URL.

    The easiest way to deploy your (M)sds sheets is to add a link to your new Online (M)SDS Binder from the footer of your webpage

    Copy the URL from your browser address bar and use that in your links to share your binder.

    If you would like to create a link in HTML to your Online (M)SDS Binder copy and paste one of the attributes below (just replace /your-user-name/ with the username you created when you registered).

    <a href=" "> Online (M)SDS Binder</a>

    <a href=" "> MSDS Binder</a>

    <a href=" "> Safety Data Sheets</a>


    Another great way to deploy your (M)sds sheets is to add a link to your new Online (M)SDS Binder in the signature area of your email messages

    Cover all the bases and add email deployment: Add a link to your outlook email message

    If you need any help with this just create contact us and we will be glad to help you out.
  • question_answer How do I print a safety data sheet PDF file from the database?

    Print MSDS

    To print a (M)sds from the database hover over the lower right hand side corner of the view window (for some browsers it's the upper right), when you see a group of tools appear click on the printer symbol and print as you would normally through your browser.

  • question_answer Is a material safety data sheet ((M)SDS) required for a non-hazardous chemical?

    This is probably the most common question we get and the answer is right out of the webpage. We’ve included the reference link to OSHA’s Frequently Asked Questions: Hazard Communication (HAZCOM). Lots of really useful information there, have a look.

    (M)SDSs that represent non-hazardous chemicals are not covered by the HCS. Paragraph 29 CFR 1910.1200(g)(8) of the standard requires that "the employer shall maintain in the workplace copies of the required (M)SDSs for each hazardous chemical, and shall ensure that they are readily accessible during each work shift to employees when they are in their workarea(s)." OSHA does not require nor encourage employers to maintain (M)SDSs for non-hazardous chemicals. Consequently, an employer is free to discard (M)SDSs for non-hazardous chemicals.

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  • question_answer How to upload an (M)sds sheet to your Online (M)SDS Binder

    These tutorials are on How to videos. Please take a look Here

  • question_answer Why cant I print the PDF using Internet Explorer?

    When you try to print a Web page that consists of frames with a Portable Document Format (PDF) frame hosted inside one of them, the PDF frame is not printed. This behavior occurs even if you try to use the "As laid out on screen" or "All Frames Individually" feature.

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  • question_answer Why cant I print the PDF using chrome?

    By default, Chrome uses a built-in PDF viewer to open PDFs. If you've disabled the built-in PDF viewer, Chrome will use Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader to display PDFs. Follow the suggestions below if you're having trouble viewing PDFs within Chrome, using Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader.

    First check if the issue is specific to Chrome. Try opening PDFs in another browser on your computer, such as Firefox. If you experience similar problems viewing PDFs in another browser, the issue is likely not related to Chrome. Please visit the Adobe support site for additional help.

    If the issue is specific to Chrome, try the following solutions in the order that they're listed:

    Check for updates to Chrome, Adobe Reader, and Acrobat.
    Check your Adobe Reader and Acrobat settings.
    Repair your Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat installation.
    Uninstall either Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat.
    Uninstall and reinstall Adobe Reader and Acrobat.
    If you're still unable to open PDFs in Chrome after following the suggestions listed above, try searching the Chrome help forum to see additional tips from other Chrome users.

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  • question_answer Why cant I print the PDF using firefox?

    Can not print pdf file with firefox 29.0 pdf preview plugin. Why? Chosen solution: The 29.0.1 firefox solved my problem!

    Please check: Firefox---> Preferences (options)---->applications tab---->Portable document Format (PDF)----->Preview in firefox

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  • question_answer How do I create a link from my website to my Online (M)SDS Binder
  • question_answer How do I create a link from my email signature to my Online (M)SDS Binder?