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What is the MSDS Management System?
MSDS stands for Material Safety Data Sheet. This is a computerized data base to help you retrieve the information from the MSDS's more rapidly and conveniently. MSDS are mandated as per OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200 section (g) Hazard Communication or "HAZCOM". MSDS are useful in obtaining
all sorts of information about a chemical. This system is continually being updated as new chemicals are brought into the CAMD facility.
This system allows you to:
- Search alphabetically for a specific chemical MSDS from here.
- Learn about: the NFPA diamond, exposure limits, Spill procedures, etc.
- Check for chemical synonyms.
- Expand your knowledge about chemical hazards in the workplace.
- Retrieve definitions on terms used in the MSDS.
- Search Using ChemicalName/CASNumber from here.
How to use this System
- Select MSDS Search on the left side of the screen
- Search on the chemical you want to, part word search - search on acids which will list all acids, or even acetic for a smaller list to search from. This search can be don with common synonyms, or using the CAS Number.
- Clicking on a chemical name will bring you to the MSDS for that chemical. The MSDS are separated into several categories. Under each of these categories, sections of the MSDS are listed.