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MSDS

Safety Data Sheets (SDS), or Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), are guides to hazardous materials. These are often created and distributed by chemical manufacturers, distributors, or importers.

In 2012 the Occupational Safety & Health Administration required SDSs to be presented in a standardized 16 section format (you can see an example here). These sections include: 

  • Properties of each chemical
  • Physical, health, and environmental hazards
  • Protective measures
  • Safety precautions for handling, storage, and transportation 

Below are some resources for finding MSDSs or SDSs. You can find similar property information in databases like SciFinder Scholar. 

Lab Safety

Hazardous Chemicals Information

Federal Sources for Safety

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