Sources of Material Safety Data Sheets
What is an SDS?
An SDS (formerly known as MSDS) includes information such as the properties of each chemical; the physical, health, and environmental health hazards; protective measures; and safety precautions for handling, storing, and transporting the chemical
An SDS provides guidance for each specific chemical on things such as:
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- First aid procedures
- Spill clean-up procedures
Consult this clear guide from OSHA for more information about Reading and Understanding an MSDS.
Finding an SDS
1) To find an SDS for a particular product or compound, you can do a Google search with the terms "SDS and Product Name". For example "SDS and Pyruvic Acid"
2) You can also try either of the searchable collections of SDS below.