Material Safety Data Sheets What are Material Safety Data Sheets? Sections included in a Material Safety Data Sheet Material Safety Data Sheets for Kits Where can I find a Material Safety Data Sheet? What are Material Safety Data Sheets? Material Safety Data Sheets are documents that contain details on the composition, safety, handling, storage,disposal and transport of a material, and other regulatory information. They are intended to provide guidance on handling or working with a product in a safe manner. In the UK they are routinely used in performing risk assessments for chemicals or other products used in a working environment, in compliance with COSSH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations. Sections included in a Material Safety Data Sheet Material Safety Data Sheets provided by Sigma-Aldrich to customers in the UK and Europe are commonly divided in to sections containing information as detailed below: Section Content Product and Company 1. Information 2. Hazards Identification Composition and Information on 3. Ingredients 4. First Aid Measures 5. Fire Fighting Measures 6. Accidental Release Measures 7. Handling and Storage Exposure Controls and Personal 8. Protection Physical and Chemical 9. Properties 10. Stability and Reactivity 11. Toxicological Information 12. Ecological Information 13. Disposal Considerations 14. Transport Information 15. Regulatory Information 16. Other Information Material Safety Data Sheets for Kits For many of our kit products Material Safety Data Sheets are available for each individual component of the kit. These need to be identified and printed seperately. Where can I find a Material Safety Data Sheet? Material Safety Data Sheets can be found by clicking on a link to the left of the product description, under the heading 'Useful Links and Tools', as shown below.
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