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Last Updated: Mar 22, 2016     Views: 36227

Material Safety Data Sheets are produced by companies that manufacture hazardous substances. They provide workers and emergency personnel with procedures for handling a particular substance. The MSDS will provide data such as physical properties, toxicity, reactivity, etc.

You can find MSDS using Google, but you can save a lot time by starting here:

Where to Find Material Safety Data Sheets on the Internet

In addition to inks to sites where you can find free MSDSs this website provides a glossary, FAQ, regulatory information and more information about MSDS.

You might also find references to SDS (Safety Data Sheets). These are essentially the same as MSDS. SDS are formatted to confom to the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) with 16 standardized sections arranged in a specific order.

See OSHA BRIEF. Hazard Communication Standard: Safety Data Sheets

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