Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are written for each chemical product by the manufacturer, and contain important health and safe handling information, along with incompatibilities and reactivity information. 

SDS should be reviewed for chemical health and physical hazards, and appropriate safeguards prior to use. Never handle materials without knowing their potential hazards: Recognize, Assess, Minimize, and Prepare for the Hazards.

The preferred method is to utilize the SDS that came with the product from the manufacturer. Whenever possible, retain this copy in an electronic format or binder to insure that you have the most relevant data for your product.  When searching on your own, you should attempt to find the appropriate chemical supplier, concentration and formulation of your product. Product composition may differ between manufacturers and similar products, or even batches of the same product. Similar product SDS may be helpful, but may not be a substitute for the information from the manufacturer for the product on hand.

Below are links to common chemical manufacturers and databases that you may use to find Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in the course of your academic or professional work here at UHCL.

Some SDS may be found by searching for the product name on the manufacturer's website, and may be accessed by a link on the product's data page.  Some websites may be compatible with different internet browsers.  If you are unable to find an SDS of interest from the manufacturer or database links below, or need additional help with chemical information, contact the UHCL Environmental, Health and Safety Office.

Manufacturer Links

Databases

Information contained in Safety Data Sheets are to be used for reference purposes, and are not written by the University of Houston-Clear Lake.  UHCL cannot guarantee that any one SDS will be comprehensive, but the SDS from the manufacturer you are using is recommended.  Several resources are provided to help determine hazards and promote the safe handling of materials. Always use good judgment and follow conservative handling practices when in doubt.

Additional Resources - Hazard Communication

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