Environmental Health & Safety maintains hard copies of MSDSs for hazardous chemicals or products used or stored at the Washington Square location. MSDSs for chemicals or products used at the NYU Dental School will be maintained at that location.
In order to have access to the hard copies after normal working hours, Public Safety will have the authority to obtain MSDSs from the files located in the EHS office as well as the Dental School.
MSDSs and other chemical information for many products can also be found at the websites listed below.
All NYU departments must ensure that they maintain copies of MSDSs for all hazardous materials used in their areas either electronically or in hard copies and they must be readily available to all employees. EHS or the manufacturer can be contacted by phone or email for copies of MSDSs.
All hazardous chemicals used or stored at the University must be properly labeled at all times. Labels should list at least the chemical identity, appropriate hazard warnings, and the name and address of the manufacturer, importer or other responsible party. Most, if not all of this information should be on the original chemical container. If the chemical is transferred from the original container into another container, the second container must also be labeled with at least the chemical identity, appropriate hazard warnings.
> NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
> Cornell University MSDS search
> Michigan State University MSDS Links
> MSDS Provider - Search for MSDSs by Manufacturer
> MSDS Search
> SIRI (Safety Information Resources) MSDS Index