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Safety Tools and Links

Material Safety Data Sheets

Search by Vendor

  • Sigma-Aldrich - awkward, must select product and add to cart first
  • Alfa Aesar - Direct Search to SDS
  • Fisher Scientific - Two step procedure, catalog search then SDS
  • VWR - Search by VWR product #, name, manufacturer or SDS text - Adobe pdf format

General Search

  • Vermont SIRI1 - U of Vermont Safety Information Resources, various formats
  • MSDS Online - Commercial site with good info available at no cost, extended version is fee based

SDS Launch Sites

  • SDS-Search - Links to many SDS sites with good vendor search engine for products not thought of as "chemicals" i.e., paints, soaps, glues etc.
  • SDS on the Internet - Provided by Interactive Learning Paradigms Incorporated - excellent SDS info

Government Agencies


  • EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
  • OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Searchable Code of Federal Regulations - U.S. House Internet Law Library
  • ATSDR - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  • FDA - Food and Drug Administration
  • NIOSH - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • NIH - National Institutes of Health


  • WAC - Washington Administrative Code - State Regulations Administered by State Department of Labor and Industries
    • Title 296 - Department of Labor and Industry (Safe Working Conditions Regulations)
    • Title 173 - Department of Ecology (Hazardous Waste Regulations)
  • WISHA - Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act
  • DOE - Department of Ecology

Good University Laboratory Safety Webs

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