Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Safety Data Sheets

A Safety Data Sheet (SDS), formerly MSDS, is designed to provide emergency response personnel and users of hazardous materials with the proper procedures for handling or working with a particular substance. The SDS is produced by the manufacturer of the chemical, and includes the following information:

  • Health and physical hazards associated with the material
  • Physical properties, reactivity, and toxicological data
  • First aid, storage, disposal, exposure control, and spill/leak procedures

This information is of particular use if there is a spill or a person has accidental contact with the material. See the SDS page for more information.