Office of Research

Appendix A

OBTAINING A SAFETY DATA SHEET

A manufacturer or distributor must send a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to the purchaser with the initial shipment of a hazardous material and with each update of the Safety Data Sheet. Safety Data Sheets will either accompany or precede the shipment. However, they are not required to send a Safety Data Sheet with subsequent orders of the same product.

To obtain a Safety Data Sheet:

1)    Request the Safety Data Sheets on the purchase order specifying that they be sent

     directly to you at a specified mailing address.

2)    Write or call the manufacturer or distributor.

3)    Look up the Safety Data Sheet on the web. Websites for SDSs can be found under our website at  http://www.clemson.edu/research/safety/SDS.html

4)    Request the SDS from the Office of Research Safety by phone (656-7554) or fax (656-3599).