Safety Data Sheets

Safety Data Sheets

A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is a document containing chemical hazard identification and safe handling information and is prepared in accordance with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard. Chemical manufacturers and importers must provide the purchasers of hazardous chemicals an appropriate SDS for each hazardous chemical or product purchased.

Because all SDS for newer chemicals are freely available online at the manufacturer's website, Gettysburg College does not maintain an extensive paper-based collection of these documents. Instead, employees shall access these documents at the appropriate online source. We have made every attempt to identify every supplier, based on our existing chemical inventory, and have included those links below.

Training in the retrieval of SDS is included in all new employee training programs and is discussed in the college's Hazard Communication Plan.

In the event of a foreseeable emergency where internet access is unavailable, employees should contact the Department of Public Safety by calling (717)337-6911 to request that a hard copy be obtained immediately through alternate means.

SDS for older chemicals not available online are maintained in the Science Center Stockroom. Copies of these documents are available upon request; however, because online sources provide the most up-to-date information, an electronically accessed SDS is the preferred source of information.

SDS Links by Supplier/Manufacturer

  • Acros Organics
    • On 6/26/2023, J. Kuhar disabled the direct link to Acros.  Their site doesn't seem to be configured properly.  Access Acros SDS documents through Fisher Scientific at

SDS and Chemical Information from Governmental Agencies