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Material Data Safety Sheet Resources

What are Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and whom are they meant for?

  • Employees who may be occupationally exposed to a hazard at work
  • Employers who need to know the proper methods for storage, etc.
  • Emergency responders, such as firefighters, hazardous material crews, emergency medical technicians, and emergency room personnel

Resource Links


All sheets are less than three years old and are WHMIS-compliant PDF files. Handy popups in the results with additional information. Search by product and/or manufacturer.


Environmental Defense Fund free searchable database. These are not MSDS, but return data on human health hazards, risk assessment values, rankings, uses, environmental release information, and regulatory coverage.


Like a file sharing system for MSDSs. Search the Xchange database or manufacturer’s websites—or even browse those in alphabetical order. Adding approximately 10,000 additional sheets per month. Free unlimited storage/management binder is included (registration required). Sheets in PDF format; most appear to be ANSI compliant.

Envirofacts Chemical Databases (U.S. EPA)

Search U.S. EPA information by name or CAS number. These are not MSDS but may contain useful safety and environmental information. Approximately 320 sheets are EPA—the rest are links to other sites in this section such as Scorecard (above).

Government Organizations




  • Environmental Health and Safety
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    1011 South Drive
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  • Phone: 724-357-5705
  • Fax: 724-357-4057
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