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Safety Data Sheets

A safety data sheet (SDS) is a detailed informational document prepared by the manufacturer or importer of a hazardous chemical which describes the physical and chemical properties of the product.

The health and safety guidance in the safety data sheet often addresses the worst case situation which would be more relevant to a major industrial accident or tank car spill than to a laboratory. If you have questions about handling or protecting yourself from a particular chemical contact your campus EHS representative.

SDS Web Links

Links are presented as a convenience. Texas A&M Health Science Center EHS is not responsible for the information at the sites and the Texas A&M Health Science Center, nor any of its agents are liable for the accuracy, or inaccuracy, of the material safety data sheets. You assume the liability for the use of any part of any one of these material safety data sheets.

MSDSOnline - The Health Science Center utilizes MSDSonline as a SDS database for chemicals purchased and used by Health Science Center employees. There are currently more than 8,300 safety data sheets in this database. Upon receipt of a new chemical, the SDS should be submitted to the employee’s component safety representative for inclusion in this database. To access the site, log in with your Health Science Center username and password. MSDSOnline.

Sigma Aldrich - Includeds MSDSs for all chemicals distributed by Sigma Aldrich and the majority of chemicals used in research laboratories. Includes 90,000 MSDSs. Must complete free registration with the site. Sigma Aldrich.

Vermont SIRI - Vermont SIRI Archive of about 180,000 MSDSs from its server. Easy to use site containing a large archive of common laboratory and industrial chemicals. Vermont SIRI.

Health Canada - MSDSs for infectious substances from Health Canada- Office of Laboratory Security.  Health Canada.

Last edited by: schnettler 12/07/2017