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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
Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials by
Call Number: Reference - 1st Floor 615.9 Sa9d 2000 v.1-3
Publication Date: 1999-11-10
Data on toxicology, flammability, reactivity, explosive potential, and regulatory information for +26,000 substances.
Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology by
Call Number: Walker Library - 4th Floor 613.62 P277i 1991 v.1 pt.a & b
Publication Date: 1991-05-14
Toxicological data on industrial chemicals that pose potential health hazards (chemical agents, physical agents and biohazards) to workers.
Prudent Practices in the Laboratory (E-book)
Call Number: E-book
Publication Date: 1995-01-01
Handbook of chemical laboratory practices, offering prudent practices designed to promote safety and includes practical information on assessing hazards, managing chemicals, disposing of wastes, lab security and emergency planning.
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
- Health effects
- First aid
- Protective equipment
- Spill/leak procedures
SIRI MSDS Index
Index of MSDS: browse by company, or search by company or product.
MSDS Search - CCOHS
Collection of MSDS, from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. Search by product, or browse by manufacturer/supplier.
Internet Resources for MSDS
Directory of MSDS collections, including government/non-profit sites, chemical manufacturers and suppliers, and pesticide companies.