Material Safety Data Sheets

UBC has access to several online MSDS databases. These are only accessible over the UBC network.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety:

MSDSs for suppliers:

MSDSs for specific chemicals:

MSDSs for toxic chemicals:

Linde Canada:

Interactive Learning Paradigms:

International Labour Organization:

MSDSs for chemicals used in a lab must be available to lab workers at all times. Therefore, it is insufficient to rely on these online databases as a sole means of access to these important files. Your lab should keep hardcopies (or an offline, electronic database) for backup reference. Hardcopies are available and distributed by chemical suppliers.