Appendix D - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Having a MSD Sheet for every chemical in your stockroom is a legal requirement—not just a good idea. With that in mind, manufacturers ship MSD sheets with all chemicals. However, a typical stockroom contains many older chemicals that may not have arrived with an MSDS. Obtaining one is vital.

Below are some sites from which MSD sheets can be downloaded. Please note that URLs frequently change. Below are listed sites that have been relatively stable for some time. In the event that these sites have moved, enter “MSDS” into a search engine (e.g. GOOGLE) to obtain updated URLs for MSDS sources.

  1. The National MSDS Repository
  2. A regularly updated site with free resources for material safety data sheets sites
  3. The Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory Oxford University Chemical and Other Safety Information
  4. The MSDS HyperGlossary