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MSDS

Each University department is responsible for keeping a MSDS for all products/supplies used within the department. An MSDS must be readily avaliable at all times.

Material Safety Data Sheets provide valuable information regarding a product's chemical and physical properties as well as appropriate first aid and emergency response procedures specific to the material's potential hazards. Manufacturers develop this information for all materials used in industry and business. Refer to these sheets for safe handling procedures of products you use in your work and research. The MSDS should also list:

  • Ingredient information & chemical synonyms
  • Contact information of manufacturer & emergency contacts
  • Special precautions - product stability
  • Proper storage requirements
  • Incompatible materials information
  • Fire response information
  • First Aid information
  • Disposal and transportation precautions
  • Appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Toxicological information about the product

If assistance is needed in aquiring an MSDS contact the EH&S department.