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CEM 356 Organic Laboratory II

Chemical Safety at MSU

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) at MSU establishes and promotes programs in health and safety, protection of the environment and regulatory compliance. Chemical  Safety provides chemical safety courses, guidelines and programs. 

Safety Video

The Safety Zone blog at Chemical & Engineering News has put together of  lab safety videos, arranged by topic: personal protective equipment, fume hoods, radiation, etc.


Safety Data Sheets (SDS), or Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are guides to hazardous materials, often provided by chemical manufacturers and distributors. Also seMSU MSDS Services. The sheets include:

  • Hazard ratings
  • Physical and chemical properties
  • Toxicological information, toxicity
  • Ecological information
  • First aid measures
  • Firefighting measures
  • Accidental release measures
    • Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
  • Exposure controls / personal protection
  • Stability and reactivity
  • Handling and storage
  • Disposal considerations
  • Transport information
  • Regulatory information
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