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Material safety data sheets (MSDS) contain health effects and safe handling information on hazardous ingredients in paints and other products. OSHA requires that employers have MSDS in the workplace for each hazardous chemical being used in the workplace (29 CFR 1910.1200(g)(8).

Paint Manufacturers and Suppliers – the following companies currently provide on-line access to material safety data sheets(MSDS) and product technical information.


University of Vermont Safety Information Resources (SIRI)


maintains a list of MSDS, if provided by the manufacturer or supplier of the product.

SDS Search

maintains a list of MSDS, if provided by the manufacturer or supplier of the product.

The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

lists information on many chemicals used in paints. This information includes chemical names, Chemical Abstracts (CAS) identification numbers, physical chemical properties, toxicity, exposure limits, personal protection and respirator recommendations, exposure routes, symptoms, target organs, and cancer causing potential.

New Jersey Right-to-Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets

are available for over 1,000 individual hazardous chemicals. They contain acute and chronic health hazards, identification, workplace exposure limits, medical tests, workplace controls and practices, personal protective equipment, handling and storage, questions and answers, definitions, and emergency response information for fires, spills and first aid. Many have been translated into Spanish; NJ Dept of Health & Senior Services, Occupational Health Services, PO Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0306; Phone 609-984-1863; FAX 609-292-5677

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