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MSDS Resources

We provide information related Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs):

General Safety
General MSDS
Manufacturer and Supplier MSDS 
Other Chemical Hazards Information
Pesticides / Chemical Hazard Information
Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases
Biological Hazards Information
Related Resources

For more information, refer to our MSDS Frequently Asked Questions.

General Safety Sites

This is a resourceful site that allows for searching databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

General MSDS Sites

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals
Internationally agreed upon system, created by the United Nations, designed to replace the various classification and labeling standards used in different countries by using consistent criteria for classification and labeling on a global level. 

Vermont SIRI MSDS Collection
This is a useful site with ~ 140,000 MSDSs. The contents of this site are integrated into the UC MSDS site, but it is listed here as well for your convenience.   It also has lots of links to other related web sites.

University of Kansas - Department of Environment, Health & Safety
This contains Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) on the Internet

Cornell University
This is a reliable site with ~ 250,000 MSDSs. It also accommodates synonyms very well.

Oxford University MSDS Database
This consists of a non-searchable A-Z listing of MSDSs.

Interactive Learning Paradigms Incorporated
This site has an extensive MSDS link library.

Hazardous Chemical Information
This is a chemical database at the
University of Akron

MSDS Provider
This site gives you free access to manufacturer material safety data sheets

Manufacturer and Supplier MSDS Sites 

Fisher Scientific (ACROS, Mallinckrodt, Kodak, Fisher Brand Chemicals) - MSDS Search Instruction
Fisher provides MSDSs on demand.

VWR MSDS Info (JT Baker, EM Science)
This site allows you to search for MSDSs

Alfa Aesar
Search for MSDSs from this manufacturer and supplier of research chemicals, metals and materials.

Matheson Trigas Materials Safety Data Sheets
This includes MSDSs for the Matheson gases.

Spartan Chemical Company
Janitorial and maintenance chemicals.

Other Chemical Hazards Information Sites

The following sources provide various types of chemical hazard information, but are not technically MSDSs as defined by the Hazard Communication standard.

OSHA/EPA Occupational Chemical Database
Database reports available include: "Physical Properties," "Exposure Guidelines," "NIOSH Pocket Guide," and "Emergency Response Information," including the DOT Emergency Response Guide.

Laboratory Chemical Safety Summaries
In consideration of the special problems of planning chemical experiments, Laboratory Chemical Safety Summaries (LCSSs) were created and are available for selected chemicals.

Chemical Compatibility Guide from Cole-Parmer Instrument Company
Use this chemical site to search for chemical compatibilities.

OSHNET – Chemical Safety, Hazardous Materials and MSDS page
This includes a compendium of links

EPA Fact Sheets
General hazard information is provided for each chemical listed.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ToxFAQTM Menu
ATSDR ToxFAQs is a series of summaries about hazardous substances

Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS) Chemical Profiles and Emergency First Aid Guides
Each chemical profile includes physical/chemical properties, health hazards, fire and explosion hazards, reactivity data, precautions for safe handling and use, and protective equipment for emergency situations. The first aid guide provides signs and symptoms of poisoning and emergency treatment for first responders.

UCSD Poison Information Center
The California Poison Control System is the new way poison control services are being provided to the citizens of California.

ATSDR Home Page
This site provides chemical hazard and toxicity information.

CS ChemFinder
This is a commercial site with related chemical information and structures.

Hazardous Chemical Database - The University of Akron, Department of Chemistry
This is hazardous chemical and response information.

International Chemical Safety Cards
CDC provides world health organization international chemical safety information available in a number of languages.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry ToxFAQs TM 
This includes a series of summaries of hazardous substances.

EPA's Integrated Risk Information System 
This is a database of human health effects that may result from exposure to substances.

Chemical Safety from the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
This site contains various resources for safety.

The National Library of Medicine's Haz-Map
An occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals at work.

Pesticides / Chemical Hazard Information Sites

EXTOXNET (Extension Toxicology Network)
The EXTOXNET InfoBase provides a variety of information about pesticides.

TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork)
TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork) is a computerized system of files oriented to toxicology and related areas.

Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases

Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents, Specialized Information Services of U.S. National Library of Medicine, and the National Institutes of Health

A Relational Database of Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases

Search Occupational Health and Safety Related Sites

Biological Hazards Information

Biosafety MSDS Data Base from Health Canada
Look up MSDS from the A-Z menu at the bottom.

Cornell University Poisonous Plants
This is includes plant images, pictures of affected animals and presentations on prevention of poisoning of animals by plants and other natural flora.

Related Resources

ECOLOGIA (ECOlogists Linked for Organizing Grassroots Initiatives and Action)
A practical focus on local projects with direct involvement in international policy-making arenas is geared toward reducing the global-local gap.

Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
It is an outstanding compendium of Health & Safety related web sites.

National Library of Medicine
This site deals with environmental health and toxicology.

European Chemical Substances Information System (EINECS)
This website can be used to find the Spanish, French or German names for chemicals that are listed in EINECS. It's best to use the CAS number because some chemical compounds have several names.

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