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 an SDS 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 SDS and other product data sheets and reports where product content and health information are required by OSHA or by other government authorities.