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find a material safety data sheet
A material safety data sheet is a compilation of information
on the identity of chemicals, health and physical hazards, exposure limits,
A manufacturer (or importer) of a substance must prepare and supply a
material safety data sheet for the substance before the substance is supplied
to another person for use at work.
Most chemical suppliers make MSDS's available on their web sites. Some
chemical suppliers have an MSDS CD. If you are using a particular suppliers's
chemical then you must use that supplier's MSDS for that chemical.
UNSW uses the MSDS database
ChemAlert. All staff have free access to ChemAlert.
See also How to ... use a material safety data sheet
The following links will take you directly to the major MSDS sites. Some
foreign MSDS's may not be written to local standards. Use Australian sites
and companies whenever possible.