Safety Data Sheets, AHERA, & Right to Know


The PA Worker and Community Right to Know Act requires that information about hazardous substances in the workplace and in the environment is available to public sector employees and employees of private sector workplaces not covered by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard, and to all persons living or working in the state.  Employee rights are further defined in the worker and Community Right to Know Act (P.L. 734, No. 159) and Regulations.

  • There are SDS Binders located in each school’s front office.
  • We also maintain an online site.

Instructions for reaching the online SDS Portal:

  1. Go to the District Home Page –
  2. Go to the “District” drop down menu, click on Buildings and Grounds
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Safety Data Sheets, AHERA, & Right to Know
  4. Click on the “MSDS/SDS Safety Information” Link
  5. The next page should ask for a password.  Contact Buildings & Grounds for this password
  6. That will bring you to another page where you will click on the “MSDS Online Web Portal” Link which will bring you to our online SDS catalog

This link is also accessible via the STAFF Quick Connections page on the District website as well by clicking the STAFF drop down and then selecting MSDS Online Web Portal.  You need to obtain the password from Buildings & Grounds.

All chemicals in the workplace need to be accurately labeled. Mixed materials placed on a shelf to be used later (i.e., window cleaner in a trigger sprayer) must be labeled with one of the manufacturer’s labels.

Any time that new hazardous products are received in your building, the SDS needs to be forwarded to Buildings & Grounds to be recorded in the databases.


In compliance with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), inspections were performed at each of our buildings for asbestos containing building materials.  The initial findings and management plans have been in place since the required date of July 9, 1989.

The EPA requires us to renew our asbestos management plan every three years, and inspect asbestos containing materials every six months.  Six month inspections are typically completed in April and October of each year.  Copies of the management plan and inspections are kept on file in each building office and in the Buildings & Grounds office and may be viewed during normal school hours.

Mr. Brian E. Hartman, Asbestos Program Manager, is available at the District Office, (717) 273-9391 to answer questions regarding asbestos in our buildings.