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Hazardous Materials Information

This page provides information, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS's) links, downloads and executable programs for hazardous materials, chemicals, petroleum products, etc.

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For information about the OSHA HazComm standard (29 CFR 1910.1200 - Hazard Communication), see our OSHA HazComm Page!

Chemical Data

Chemical name/synonym database -
Find the acronyms, chemical identification numbers and chemical names reported by the US EPA's Envirofacts program system databases (AFS, PCS, RCRIS and TRIS) for thechemical selected by you.

EMCI Chemical References Web Pages   (replaces the EPA Chemical References Index page. View a listing of chemicals that are monitored by EPA's Major Program Systems: Air (AFS), Water (PCS), Hazardous Waste (RCRIS), Superfund (CERCLIS) and Toxics Release Inventory (TRIS) and a complete listing of all chemical references.

Hazardous Solvent Substitution Data System (HSSDS)
- was created to help end users find alternatives to using hazardous chemicals
for cleaning purposes. The system contains vendor supplied information about each product, as well as Material Safety Data Sheets that relate to each product.

Search the EMCI Chemical References Web Pages Use this form to search the full text of information offered from the EMCI Chemical References Web Pages.

Department of Energy / Department of Defense's Solvent Handbook Database System (SHDS) was developed as an efficient, easily accessible, electronic solvent utilization handbook. A useful solvent evaluation methodology is also available.

MSDS sites and searches

MSDS sites allow you to look up and print a Material Safety Data Sheet for common products which contain hazardous constituents or may be considered to be hazardous to human health.  If you can not find what you are looking for in one site, try another.

To view our master list of all manufacturers and direct access to their databases, click here!  

Links to DOT's Hazmat Information

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HMT Security

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Research and Special Programs Administration
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety
(Date of last update: July 28, 2004)

Revisions to Incident Reporting Requirements and Form
(as of May 26, 2004)

The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, which is within the United States Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration, is responsible for coordinating a national safety program for the transportation of hazardous materials by air, rail, highway and water.


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