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Brown University is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to provide access to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS's) to all effected employees as a result of the Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200, and the standard for Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories, 29 CFR 1910.1450.

The purpose of an MSDS is to provide safety data about a specific hazardous substance. The Office of Environmental Health & Safety strongly recommends that each person read the MSDS of the product they are using prior to working with it. Resources for obtaining MSDS's are available to the right of this page. In addition to the resources provided, MSDS's may be requested from the Office of Environemnetal Health & Safety at 863-3353 or by emailing


Vendor Sites:

Sigma Aldrich

Fisher Scientific


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Office of Environmental Health & Safety
Providence, RI 02912 Box 1914
Last Updated on 02/22/2007