By Joseph Kenny
Step 1: Get into your Web browser.
On your computerís desktop, click twice on the Internet Explorer or
Step 2: Go to MSDS-Search page.
In the address field near the top of the window type
http://www.slac.stanford.edu/esh/reference/msds.html and press Enter.
You can set a bookmark or a favorite to speed future access.
Step 3: Choose an MSDS search engine.
A number of MSDS search choices will be in green underlined lettering
in the middle of the page. The SLAC SEM Searchable MSDS Database (https://www-internal.slac.stanford.edu/sem-msds/bin/SEM-MSDS.asp)
and the Stanford Electronic MSDS System (http://www.stanford.edu/dept/EHS/prod/MSDS)
are both excellent resources.
Step 4: Follow the search engine directions.
Most MSDS search engines will have you enter the name of the material
and perhaps the materialís manufacturer. When an MSDS comes up, be sure
the name matches your material exactly. (For instance, two percent
sulfuric acid and sulfuric acid, concentrated are very different
Questions? Call the Safety, Health and Assurance Department, Ext. 3517.