Breaking down the SDS with Atanu Das, CEO and President of MSDS Writer. Learn why SDSs are so important and how they support hazardous communication, worker safety, compliance reporting, and chemical management requirements. We breakdown each section and dive into the details to bring you a better understanding of the information provided and potential hazards associated with an SDS.
Atanu is the owner of MSDSWriter, LLC, where he manages a team of consultants responsible for researching, authoring and updating OSHA compliant Safety Data Sheets and their international equivalents, and assisting clients with regulatory compliance issues related to global hazard communication needs. He graduated from Arizona State University with a Master’s Degree in Hazardous Waste Management.
Atanu is a long standing member of the AHMP Professional Development Committee as well as the chairperson of the IHMM Recertification Committee. He regularly collaborates with other CHMMs on an annual review of the Hazardous Materials Management Desk Reference published by AHMP.
In addition, he serves on the board of the Society of Chemical Hazard Communication and is actively involved in improving the delivery of chemical hazard information as part of the SCHC mission. Recently, Atanu was part of a distinguished team of subject matter experts involved in the revision and update of the AIHA SDS and Label Authoring Registry Body of Knowledge as well as the standard setting process for the registry exam.
With over 20 years of experience in Safety and Environmental Management, he has held positions dealing with federal, state and local regulatory requirements. Having worked in both manufacturing and consulting roles, his experience includes Underground Storage Tank Management, Air Permitting, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Hazardous Waste Management, and OSHA worker safety.