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Material Safety Data Sheets

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) are the primary source of information about the properties and hazards of chemicals used in the workplace. Government regulations require that MSDSs be readily available to all workers.

MSDSs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

To assist with this requirement, DRS maintains a database of MSDSs for products used by various departments in the Urbana-Champaign campus community. For information about entering your department(s) MSDSs into the database, please contact the Hazard Communication Coordinator via e-mail.

To view MSDSs of products used by various departments in the Urbana-Champaign campus community, please visit http://www.drs.illinois.edu/MSDS, and follow these instructions:

In addition to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MSDS Database, the following manufacturers' links are provided:

Sigma-Aldrich-Fluka MSDSs

In order to retrieve MSDSs from Sigma, please visit http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/Area_of_Interest/The_Americas/United_States.html, and follow these instructions:

Fisher-ACROS MSDSs

Bio-Rad MSDSs

To obtain MSDSs from Bio-Rad, please visit http://www.bio-rad.com, and follow these instructions:

VWR

To obtain MSDSs from VWR, please visit http://www.vwrsp.com/search/index.cgi?tmpl=msds, and follow these instructions:

Avantor (formerly J.T. Baker)

To obtain MSDSs from Avantor (formerly J.T. Baker), please visit http://www.avantormaterials.com/search.aspx?searchtype=msds, and follow these instructions:

Can't Find The MSDS You Need?

If you need an MSDS not available through another link on this page, please contact the supplier or manufacturer of the product or chemical. They are required to provide MSDSs for the products and chemicals they provide.

Once you have received an MSDS from the manufacturer, contact the Hazard Communication Coordinator via e-mail for instructions on submitting an electronic copy of the MSDS to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MSDS Database. You can also send paper copies through campus mail to: Hazard Communication Coordinator, DRS, 101 S. Gregory, MC-225.

When submitting an MSDS via campus mail, please identify the Department using the product, as well as the location it is used in so that it can added appropriately to our archives.

Need assistance understanding terms and acronyms found on MSDSs?

Interactive Learning Paradigms Incorporated (ILPI) has a website with a glossary for MSDS terms and acronyms located at: www.ilpi.com/msds/ref/.

Other Collections of MSDSs

WWW Searchable MSDS database

Available at http://hazard.com/msds/. Housed by Vermont SIRI (Safety Information Resources on the Internet), this site offers an extensive and well designed searchable database for Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Finding MSDSs on the Internet

Available at http://www.ilpi.com/msds/index.html, this website has information about MSDSs, plus links to many of the major web-based repositories currently available.

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