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University of Maryland SDS Information

Obtain an SDS For a Hazardous Material Used at the University of Maryland:

Safety Data Sheets and container labels may be obtain from the University of Maryland MSDSOnline system at: MSDS online.
To Obtain an SDS for a product used in your group or shop:
  1. Click on MSDS online.
  2. For the Quick Lists, click on Locations.
  3. In the column marked DIVISION, find your Department or College (e.g., "Administration & Finance")
  4. Expand the information for your department by clicking on the plus (+) sign.
  5. Find your group or shop (e.g., "FM - HVAC")
  6. Click on the group or shop. Safety Data Sheets are in alphabetical order. It may be necessary to search through several pages.
  7. When the product name and manufacturer are found, a copy of the SDS in Adobe Acrobat format (.pdf) can be seen by clicking on the Display PDF Form symbol in the View column.
  8. The SDS may be printed out.
To Obtain an SDS searching by product name for all hazardous materials used on campus:
  1. Click on MSDS online.
  2. For the Quick Lists, click on Products.
  3. Enter the product name. Change the search option from "Full Text" to "Contains a Match".
  4. Enter the manufacturer name (if known). Change the search option from "Full Text" to "Contains a Match".
  5. Click on "Search"
  6. If the product manufacturer is known but the exact product name is not clear, it is advised to search on the Manufacturer name only.
  7. When the product name and manufacturer are found, a copy of the SDS in Adobe Acrobat format (.pdf) can be seen by clicking on the Display PDF Form symbol in the View column
  8. The SDS may be printed out.

SDS Guidance/Interpretation Resources

Other Major SDS Sources:

MSDS online Safety Data Sheets for 3.5 million chemicals and tradename products.

Vermont Safety Information Resources, Inc. (SIRI) great source of SDS for products (such as WD-40, paints, etc.) and numerous chemicals. An alternate site exists if the first site is busy or down.

 

National SDS Repository a long list of manufacturers that provide online SDS access.
Laboratory Chemicals