In accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers shall maintain any safety data sheets that are received with incoming shipments of hazardous chemicals, and ensure that they are readily accessible during each work shift to employees when they are in their work areas. Safety Data Sheets are accessible as follows:

  • Contacting Environmental Health and Safety at 773.702.9999 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; or
  • Accessing online through the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCINFO) Academic Support Program.

CCINFO on the Internet

The University of Chicago has established an account with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCINFO) Academic Support Program. Note: This collection has been set up to only allow access from University of Chicago computers. The CCINFO Academic Support Program provides access to the following collections:

  • MSDS;
  • CHEMpendium;
  • RTECS;
  • OSH References;
  • Canadian enviroOSH Legislation plus Standards; and
  • Additional Resources.

Accessing CCINFO

To access:

  1. Go to CCINFO;
  2. Choose collection from Web Collections;
  3. Type chemical name and click search;
  4. Choose correct product and click blue link to open material safety data sheet; and
  5. If you are prompted to enter a user name and password, then the computer in use is not in the IP range and/or domain name provided.

Other SDS Sites

Sigma, Aldrich, Fluka, Supelco, RdH-Lab
Acros Chemicals, Fisher Scientific, Curtin Matheson Scientific
VWR Scientific Products
Vermont Safety Information Resources Inc.
Bio-Rad Laboratories
Health Canada
CDMS Agro-Chemical Database