Material Safety Data Sheets
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are becoming more difficult to access over the internet without charges or passwords. EHS has 8,300 MSDS in hard copy form and now OU has access to the Chemwatch system. This is an extensive listing of chemical information and various other tools for the classroom and laboratory. The route to obtain MSDSs are as follows:
- Review the material safety data sheet online before ordering materials to ensure the proper engineering controls are available for the intended use. Example: perchloric acid must be used in a specifically designed fume hood. Extremely toxic chemicals may require special handliing devices. Once it has been determined the material can be properly handled and stored request the MSDS be shipped with the product at the time of ordering.
- Try one of the following web sites to preview the MSDS.
- http://pubs.acs.org/ - Chemical Encyclopedia and much more available at this site.
- Call EHS and request the MSDS. EHS will do a search of our hard copy data base to determine if EHS has the MSDS.