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Chemistry: Safety Data

Goverment Safety Data

The following resources are government agencies and information resources with chemical safety information.

American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society lists all publications that pertain to chemistry and the American Chemical Society. 

Chemical Safety Books

What is an MSDS?

A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) provides proper instructions for safely handling or working with a particular chemical, chemical compound or mixture. Written for workers and emergency personnel (not consumers), an MSDS contains:

  • Physical data 
  • Toxicity
  • Health effects
  • First aid
  • Reactivity
  • Storage
  • Disposal
  • Protective equipment
  • Spill/leak procedures

MSDS Resources