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Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

All Safety Data Sheets (SDS) can be found in a white binder with red lettering.  Each room housing hazardous chemicals will have a SDS binder.  Each SDS binder will have a list of chemicals found in that room.  The list will be updated annually during the months of December and January.  You can find a complete listing of all hazardous chemicals below. 

Master Chemical List 

Science Chemical Listing including Education 

The list is currently sorted by Scientist, Room/Building, then Chemical Name

Administration, Automotive, Carpenter, Custodial, Physical Plant, Maintenance, Grounds Chemical List

The list is currently sorted by Department, Room/Building, then Chemical Name

How to Obtain a SDS and Update the Master Chemical List

To receive an updated SDS sheet please fill out one of two forms below. If you are working in a laboratory please fill out the Science SDS request form.  If you are working any place else please fill out the Non-Science SDS request. You will need the following information: Chemical name, company name, size of container, all CAS numbers. This will automatically update the Master Chemical List and an email will be sent to the Safety Officer.  A paper SDS will appear in your mailbox as soon as possible. Please place the paper SDS in your binder upon receipt. 

Science SDS Request Form 

Click on choose to make a selection or fill in the blank below. Anything with a * Red Asterisk must be filled in.

Science SDS and Master Chemical List Update

Non-Science SDS Request

Non-Science SDS request and Master Chemical Inventory Update

Globally Harmonized System (GHS) - Hazard Communication

Over the past 4 years OSHA has slowly integrated the Globally Harmonized System into the Hazard Communication System.  The Globally Harmonized System or commonly referred to as GHS is a system which was created by the UN and adopted by many countries throughout the world.  You will notice when travelling out of country that labels will look very similar for all hazardous chemicals.  One of the most notable changes that will affect you on a day to day basis are the relabeling of chemicals utilizing 9 different pictograms.   The other major change was to reform all Material Data Sheets into the new Safety Data Sheet format.  The new SDS format is standardized as to the placement of all required information from all companies.  

We at the Cary Institute have updated our Hazard Communication Policy to reflect OSHA's updates and a new policy for labeling all secondary containers of hazardous chemicals. A printer is located in the General Use Instrumentation Room of the Likens Lab for everyone to create labels as per our Hazard Communication Policy.  All SDS binders have current SDS's.

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