Safety Data Sheets*

SDS Database Locations:

Vermont SIRI MSDS Database
MSDS-Online (Requires registration)
Fisher Scientific
(Search for product and click on MSDS Icon.)
Sigma-Aldrich MSDS Search (Requires product number)
Envirocare International, Inc.’s MSDS-Search
MSDSs for Infectious Substances (Canada)
Interactive Learning Paradigms, Inc.

Other SDS and Chemical Safety Information Sources:

Learn About SDS’s
Chemfinder - Search for chemical information
NOAA CAMEO - Database of Hazardous Chemicals
EPA Envirofacts Chemical References
DOT Emergency Guidebook
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards


* Safety Data Sheets were formerly referred to as Material Safety Data Sheets. OSHA has aligned its Hazard Communication Standard with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). See below for effective completion dates.

Effective Completion Date Requirement(s) Who
December 1, 2013 Train employees on the new label elements and SDS format. Employers
June 1, 2015 Comply with all modified provisions of this final rule, except: Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers
December 1, 2015 Distributors may ship products labeled by manufacturers under the old system until December 1, 2015. Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers
June 1, 2016 Update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication program as necessary, and provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards. Employers
Transition Period Comply with either the final Hazard Communication Standard, the current standard, or both. All chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers