Carnegie Mellon University

Safety Data Sheets

All persons working with hazardous materials must have easy access to the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for EACH of those materials. Carnegie Mellon allows those responsible for a given work area (supervisor, researcher or instructor) to meet this requirement in two different fashions.

  1. The SDS may be present in paper form in the work area, where all applicable persons have access to them.
  2. The SDS may be accessed through the VelocityEHS SDS Library, PROVIDED that it has been confirmed that SDS for all materials are available in this fashion AND that all applicable employees have access to the internet and are able to obtain SDS in this way.

Reading an SDS is sometimes challenging. For assistance in interpreting an SDS, campus users may contact EHS at