The Substance Registry Service (SRS) is the system used by the EPA to keep information about substances tracked or regulated by the EPA. Includes information on chemicals, biological organisms, and other substances of interest to the EPA and partners.
The US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration Website. Includes a section on Laboratories and what standards apply as well as a chemical database, a complete A-Z list and other safety related information.
The Department of Health and Human Services's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Web site. Provides an alphabetic list of substances and includes information about characteristics, exposure risks, associated health effects and related CDC and ATSDR health studies and assessments.
The TOXicology Data NETwork is a group of databases managed by the National Library of Medicine. Databases contain information on chemicals and drugs, diseases, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology. Includes Hazardous Substances Data Bank, TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, and more.
Safety Data Sheets (SDS), or Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), are guides to hazardous materials. These are often created and distributed by chemical manufacturers, distributors, or importers.
Safety precautions for handling, storage, and transportation
There is no single source or databases that collects all SDSs for all possible chemicals and solutions; however, below are some resources for finding MSDSs or SDSs. You can find similar property information in databases like SciFinder Scholar.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is critical for those dealing with toxic, infectious, and radioactive materials....Covering the physics, chemistry, and physiology of these hazards, the book explains how PPE protects from various forms of hazards as well as how to use this information to select PPE against these highly hazardous substances.
LSI's mission is "to make health and safety an integral and important part of science education, our work, and our lives." The site provides links to safety guidelines, checklists and other sources for lab safety. There are links to seminars, workshops, internships, sabbaticals, a listserv and an online newsletter.