The EPA does not prepare or maintain Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), formerly called Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs.
Preparing or maintaining SDSs:
Hazard Communication Standard: Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) Recommended Format for Safety Data Sheets.
The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) Rule (29 CFR 1910.1200(g)) requires that the chemical manufacturer, distributor, or importer provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs).
OSHA’s Hazard Communication website provides additional information.
For further questions on the process and requirements for developing an SDS sheet, you may contact OSHA.
Finding an SDS:
For Household Products, see National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services: Household Products Database.
For product standards, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
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.
You can also search for information about SDSs on the following Web pages:
- Center for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational and Safety Health
- Cornell SDS - Cornell University, Department of Environmental Health and Safety Exit