Material Safety Data Sheets are intended to provide workers and emergency personnel with procedures to safely handle a product during fabrication, installation, or in a life-safety event. The information given in a MSDS is not a comprehensive disclosure of contents nor does it fully address all potential health hazards that may be associated with a product.

It is anticipated that manufacturers will begin to incorporate the information gained by completing an HPD as a fundamental step in their entire product documentation requirements. The HPD will then be available as a source document for the creation of MSDS,Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals Safety Data Sheets, and other product data sheets and reports where product content and health information are required by OSHA or by other government authorities.