Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
Safety Data Sheets (SDS) provide specific physical and toxicological hazard information for a chemical and product. All manufacturers and vendors of hazardous chemicals provide SDS for their products. At UM-Dearborn, SDS are available to all employees through the ChemWatch database.
The ChemWatch ChemGold III (CG3) SDS repository program contains over 13 million vendor SDS for chemicals and chemical mixtures in multiple languages as well as "mini-SDS" in 30 languages. The CG3 program can also be used to print safety labels, view molecular sturcutres and obtain environmental & other regulatory information. In addition to locating a particular vendor SDS, Departmental SDS folders can be created within the CG3 program. All SDS specific for that Department can then be added to allow for easier SDS retrieval. Click here to view instructions on how to create and populate these Departmental SDS folders.
The following links to SDS Databases are also available:
- The Linde Group/BOC Gases
- EMD Chemicals
- Fisher Scientific
- Household Products Database
- Mallinckrodt Baker
- Public Health Agency of Canada (Infectious Substances)
- Vermont SIRI Web Page
- VWR Scientific Products
Additional sources of chemical hazard information: