Hazardous Materials Information

Material Safety Data Sheets

This page provides links to material safety data sheets [MSDSs] for chemical and biological agents. On-line access to the databases of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety is provided for University of Toronto users only.
For a description of the legal requirements for the provision of and contents of Material Safety Data Sheets refer to the Environmental Health and Safety publication WHMIS: What You Need to Know.


Pathogen Safety Data Sheets


MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets for Chemicals


MSDS Other External Databases of MSDSs

  • Interactive Learning Paradigms, Inc.
    • Where to find Material Safety Data Sheets on the Internet. Site gives links to government and industry sites. Also provides links for pesticides and herbicides. FAQs and other useful information.
  • MSDS-SEARCH
    • Free access to over 850,000 MSDSs and links to manufacturers.
  • University of Vermont: SIRI Searchable Database
    • Database searchable by both manufacturer and chemical.
  • Sigma-Aldrich
    • Sigma-Aldrich chemicals. Site is free but requires registration.
  • Avantor Materials
    • Must first search for the chemical in their catalogue and then follow the link to the MSDS.
  • Dupont
    • Limited list of intermediate and specialty chemicals. No search capability.
  • NIOSH
    • US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Collection of MSDS-related sites
  • MSDSonline.com
    • MSDSonline is a leading provider of MSDS access and management solutions. Our online database contains more than 1.2 million indexed and searchable Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) documents. Our site currently receives roughly 100,000 unique site visits per month.
  • ImageWave® EHS Enterprise® Software Solution
    • This EHS solution provides MSDS Management (MSDSFinder®), Environmental Reporting (including SARA 313 and TIER II), Container Labeling, MSDS Authoring, MSDS Scanning/Updating Service and more.