Chemical Inventory/Safety Data Sheet

The basic disclosure document required by OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard is the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) or the Safety Data Sheet (SDS).  These provide a uniform outline of the potentially hazardous effects, the physical and chemical characteristics, and information about special precautions and controls necessary for use of the chemical.

It is the responsibility of the management of each individual College or Division and of each person purchasing chemicals to ensure that a current MSDS/SDS is obtained and kept on file for each hazardous chemical used in each work area. The MSDS/SDS must be made readily accessible to all employees using the chemical.

MSDSs/SDSs may be obtained by contacting the manufacturer directly or by searching any of the free websites below: