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Safety Data Sheets

UC Merced students and staff members should always review a new chemical's safety data sheet (SDS) before beginning work.

SDSs are available at manufacturer's websites or at

Use multiple sources to develop safe work procedures. Contact the Office of Environmental Health & Safety at 228-7864 if you have any questions.

SDSs are an important source of health and safety information, but they should not be the only tools used to evaluate chemical hazards.

Gather chemical hazard information from a variety of sources. The following links are good sources of chemical information: