Material Safety Data Sheet Library
If you are working with potentially hazardous materials, you should become informed about these materials. Start by reading the container label and reviewing the product's (Material) Safety Data Sheet or (M)SDS. OSHA requires the manufacturer or distributor of a hazardous material to create the (M)SDS to inform the end user of the chemical's hazards. The (M)SDS includes information on emergency contact numbers, chemical properties, hazards, necessary safety precautions, disposal and storage requirements, and emergency spill and fire procedures.
OSHA also requires that the (M)SDS for each hazardous chemical at a workplace be readily available. The New School maintains an online (M)SDS library to ensure employees and students can find the (M)SDS for products used on campus. Note: Several areas including Parsons shops and the Lang Interdisciplinary
Science Lab maintain binders of MSDSs for hazardous materials in their
To request assistance with finding an (M)SDS, send an email to EHS.