Jump to main content

Does the EPA prepare or maintain Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)? Where can I find SDSs?

The EPA does not prepare or maintain Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly called Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs.

Preparing or maintaining SDSs:

You can view the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Recommended Format for Safety Data Sheets online at https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3514.htmlExit EPA Disclaimer

For information on the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) (29 CFR 1910.1200(g)), revised in 2012, which requires that the chemical manufacturer, distributor, or importer provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), see https://www.osha.gov/FedReg_osha_pdf/FED20120326.pdfExit EPA Disclaimer

OSHA’s Hazard Communication website is available at https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/index.htmlExit EPA Disclaimer

For further questions on the process and requirements for developing an SDS sheet, you may contact OSHA: https://www.osha.gov/html/Feed_Back.htmlExit EPA Disclaimer

Finding an SDS:

For Household Products, see National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services: Household Products Database, see http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/health.htmExit EPA Disclaimer

For National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) products, see https://www-s.nist.gov/srmors/searchCertificates.cfmExit EPA Disclaimer

For products in your workplace or laboratory, you can contact your laboratory or workplace.

You can also contact the distributor or manufacturer of the product.

Additional information:

You can also search for information about SDSs on the following Web pages:

Center for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational and Safety Health: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/chemical-safety/#msds Exit EPA Disclaimer

MSDSSEARCH: The National MSDS Repository: http://www.msdssearch.com/  Exit EPA Disclaimer

Maricopa County, Arizona: MSDS Links: http://www.maricopa.gov/safety/msds.aspExit EPA Disclaimer

External Links Disclaimer: Please be aware that links to non-EPA sites do not imply any official EPA endorsement. Furthermore, EPA does not accept any responsibility for the opinions, ideas, data or products presented at those locations, or guarantee the validity of the information provided. EPA does not guarantee the suitability of the information for any specific purpose.

Was this answer helpful?YesNo
Topic Information
  • Topic #: 23002-15637
  • Date Created: 11:05:2004
  • Last Modified Since: 07:07:2015
  • Viewed: 5001

Jump to main content.