[M] SDS - Safety Data Sheets

What is a Safety Data Sheet (SDS)?

A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) contains information on a chemical's hazards, such as: health, fire, reactivity, and environment. It also provides information on how to work safely with the product.  Get more information on Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

How do you read a Safety Data Sheet (SDS)?

The first 8 sections provide the general information for the chemical including: identification, hazards, composition, safe handling practices, and emergency control measures. Sections 9-11 and 16 all contain scientific information such as: reactivity, physical and chemical properties, stability and reactivity, toxicology, exposure control and when it was last revised. Sections 12-15 contain ecological information, disposal considerations, transport information, and regulatory information. For more on how to read Safety Data Sheets (SDS), click here.

Comparison of NFPA 704 and GHS Labels

How to search for Safety Data Sheets (SDS)?

  • Enter a Product Name, Part Number, CAS, Synonym or Manufacturer. When complete, press Search

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