Rock Valley College has invested in software that allows us to keep track of all the chemicals stored at our campus locations and provide information about these chemicals to employees. The program is called MSDS Online. With this software employees or students may look up a location and see what chemicals are used and the safety precautions associated with the chemical.
A material safety data sheet (MSDS), safety data sheet (SDS) or product safety data sheet (PSDS) is an important component of occupational safety and health (OSHA). It is intended to provide workers and emergency personnel with procedures for handling or working with a substance in a safe manner, and includes information such as physical data (melting point, boiling point, flash point, etc.), toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill-handling procedures. MSDS formats can vary from source to source within a country depending on national requirements.
An SDS for a substance is not primarily intended for use by the general consumer, focusing instead on the hazards of working with the material in an occupational setting.