Safety Data Sheets

What are Safety Data Sheets?
Safety Data Sheets are documents that contain details on the composition, safety, handling, storage,disposal and transport of a material, and other regulatory information. They are intended to provide guidance on handling or working with a product in a safe manner. In the UK they are routinely used in performing risk assessments for chemicals or other products used in a working environment, in compliance with COSSH  (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations.

Sections included in a Safety Data Sheet
Safety Data Sheets provided by Sigma-Aldrich to customers in the UK and Europe are commonly divided in to sections containing information as detailed below:

  1. Product and Company Information
  2. Hazards Identification
  3. Composition and Informatopn on Ingredients
  4. First Aid Measures
  5. Fire Fighting Measures
  6. Accidental Release Measures
  7. Handling and Storage
  8. Exposure Controls and Personal Protection
  9. Physical and Chemical Properties
  10. Stability and Reactivity
  11. Toxicological Information
  12. Ecological Information
  13. Disposal Considerations
  14. Transport Information
  15. Regulatory Information
  16. Other Information
Safety Data Sheets for Kits
For many of our kit products Safety Data Sheets are available for each individual component of the kit. These need to be identified and printed seperately.

Where can I find a Safety Data Sheet?
Safety Data Sheets can be found by clicking on a link to the left of the product description, under the heading 'Useful Links and Tools', as shown below.