Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) & Chemical Safety
Hazardous chemicals are chemicals that present physical and/or health hazards. Departments are required to have a Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for all hazardous chemicals/substances that are used in their area and the MSDSs need to be readily available to all employees during all work shifts. Additionally, Departments need to keep the MSDS files complete and up to date for all new chemicals. Each MSDS should be kept in the Department’s files and a copy (paper or electronic) sent to the EHS Department. If there are any questions pertaining to the MSDS, talk to your supervisor, EHS Department, or search one of the online resources provided below. Any questions about scheduling Hazard Communication training or other EHS training, please contact the EHS Department at 810-766-6763 or e-mail to EHS@list.flint.umich.edu.
Online MSDS Database
By clicking on the link below, Faculty and students can acquire information on a particular chemical/product that is used on the University of Michigan-Flint’s campus. MSDS can be used to identify hazards, First Aid Measures, Proper Handling and Storage, Personal Protective Equipment to be used, Chemical Properties, Reactivity, Flammability, Method of disposal, and more. The Glossary of Terms is a link to the explanation of terms found throughout the MSDS. MSDS provide useful and important information that should be known prior to using a chemical. http://jr.chemwatch.net/chemgold3/?x
Chemical Spills – Report to UM-Flint Department of Public Safety
Immediately report any Emergency Release or uncontrollable spill of chemicals to UM-Flint Department of Public Safety (DPS) @ 911 from any campus telephone or 762-3333 from any non-University telephone or mobile device.