Safety Data Sheets & Other Chemical Information Resources

Harvard University Resources

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ChemWatch SDS Database

The ChemWatch SDS Database can be used for laboratory chemicals as well as building trade and custodial chemicals.

The database consists of vendor/manufacturer or Gold SDSs (about 100,000 vetted and aggregated documents in three dozen languages). It is fully searchable, and the search scope can be narrowed to the user's own database (saved to the user’s room/lab/area folder).

CCOHS Chemical Hazard Information Database

The CCOHS Chemical Hazard Information Database provides comprehensive chemical hazard information resources, including ChemInfo sheets and manufacturer SDSs.

Public Access Resources

ECHA Information on Chemicals

European Chemical Agency (ECHA) Information on Chemicals presents hazardous substance infocards with brief profiles that summarize and harmonize numerous manufacturers’ SDSs as compiled by the ECHA.

GESTIS International Limit Values

GESTIS International Limit Values summarizes the various occupational exposure limits set by regulatory and non-regulatory organizations in two dozen countries.

GESTIS Substance Database

The GESTIS Substance Database provides safety summaries for hazardous substances compiled by the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance.


Lab Chemical Safety Summaries (LSCC) provide laboratory focused information on chemical hazards.

Enter the chemical in the search field, select your choice from the results list, and then select Lab Chemical Safety Sheet.