A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) provides the proper procedures for both workers and emergency personnel for handling or working with a potentially harmful substance. An MSDS includes information such as melting point, boiling point, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment and spill/leak procedures. The length of an MSDS ranges from one to 10 pages, depending on content and font size. Most run between two to four pages. An MSDS is intended for emergency personnel such as firefighters, for workers who are exposed to hazardous materials as part of their job, and for those workers concerned with methods of storage of hazardous materials.
Environmental Health and Safety Online
This website has a comprehensive list of free Material Safety Data Sheets available on the internet. It includes over 25,000 sheets just from this site in an alphabetical list. See Reference section.
This is a huge database of MSDSs and is updated frequently. There are over one million Material Safety Data Sheets available. It also includes a free organiser called "MyBinder" to help manage your information. The MSDSXchange site can be found in the Reference section.
This company provides free, up-to-date MSDSs for the public. If you are missing an MSDS from your book, you can download and print one from this site free of charge. The MSDS Provider website can be found in the Reference section.
This is a searchable database where you can find free MSDSs. You need to know specifically what you are looking for because there is no alphabetical listing to go by. This website can be found in the Reference section.
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