Chemical Hazard Evaluations
Beloit Chemical Safety Data Sheet pdf file to download and fill in by hand (circle items to indicate).
Beloit Chemical Safety Data Sheet pdf form to download and fill in by typing before printing (use check boxes to select).
- If you use one of the references on this page, select its abbreviation at the bottom of the form. If you choose to use an additional source you must give the (1) full web address, (2) title of the project, database, periodical or home page and (3) name of the institution or organization sponsoring or associated with the information.
- Search the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC). All chemicals have the same format that takes 1 or 2 pages. The aim of this database is to promote the safe use of chemicals.
- Search the National Institute
for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. This database is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information.
- Search for a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), which is the format for the Globally Harmonized System of classification and labelling of chemicals. It is a US legal requirement that SDS be available to emergency responders and to employees that handle potentially harmful substances in the workplace.
- Search for a chemical at Aldrich by product
name using the box at the upper right of the page. When you reach the chemicals page, click on the SDS link.
- Search for a chemical at Fisher
Scientific by entering the name, CAS number, or molecular formula in the middle box. When you reach the chemicals page, click below the catalog number to open the SDS pdf.)
- Search for a chemical at VWR
International by entering its name as the keyword.
- Search for a chemical at Avantor Macron Baker and enter the name or CAS number.
- Search for a compressed gas at Matheson and enter the chemical name or CAS number.
- Search the official U. S. Report on Carcinogens (ROC).
- View an alphabetical list from the Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook
for the guide number of the class of materials to which the chemical belongs. Use the section with the orange border (pages 159-287) in the ERG to see safety precautions for that guide number.
- Search the reports from the National Toxicology Program for detailed test
- Physical properties are listed in section 9 of the SDS.
- For liquids, look up the vapor exposure limit in section 8 of the SDS and note whether the value is a TLV, TWA, STEL, OEL, REL, PEL, or IDLH rating. Our form contains a formula that makes simple assumptions about dispersing the chemical into the volume of the room and how fast the air changes to estimate the quantity of liquid that can be handled outside of a hood to avoid exceeding the limit value.
See also the links to exposure limits (IDLH).
- The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) or Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS) ratings can be found in section 5 or 16 of the SDS at ICSC, VWR, Aldrich, Fisher, etc. Chemicals are rated on a scale of 0 (best) to 4 (worst) for flammability, health, and reactivity. The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) ratings in section 2 and 3 are meant to be displayed as pictograms (see the last section of our form). The less used GHS numerical system runs in reverse of that for NFPA or HMIS.
- Routes of exposure are listed in section 11 of the SDS.
- Effects of exposure are listed in sections 4 and 11 of the SDS.
- First Aid is listed in section 4 of the SDS.
- Reactivity hazards are listed in section 10 of the SDS. Also check the Chemical Protective Clothing Index for solvent and acid glove ratings.
- Precautions for normal use are listed in section 7 of the SDS.
- The most hazardous features are listed in section 2 of the SDS.
Aldrich Solvent Reference Sheet pdf file
August 8, 2018
by George Lisensky