Safety Data Sheets

Safety Data Sheets

Safety Data Sheets provide employees working with hazardous chemicals information about how to safely work with chemicals. 

They are presented in the following format:

  • Section 1, Identification
  • Section 2, Hazard(s) identification
  • Section 3, Composition/information on ingredients
  • Section 4, First-aid measures
  • Section 5, Fire-fighting measures
  • Section 6, Accidental release measures
  • Section 7, Handling and storage
  • Section 8, Exposure controls/personal protection
  • Section 9, Physical and chemical properties
  • Section 10, Stability and reactivity
  • Section 11, Toxicological information
  • Section 12, Ecological information
  • Section 13, Disposal considerations
  • Section 14, Transport information
  • Section 15, Regulatory information
  • Section 16, Other information

Safety Data Sheets can be accessed by using the UC SDS Search from any UCLA computer, or by having an appropriate VPN connection from a computer outside of the UCLA network. 

Instructional videos are available on the education section of the website, and an instructional guide is also available here:

SDS Instructional Guide (PDF) »