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Hazardous Materials

Safety data sheets for hazardous chemicals

According to OSHA’s Hazardous Communications Standard, employers are required to maintain safety data sheets for hazardous chemicals, and ensure that they are readily accessible during each work shift to employees when they are in their work areas.

OSHA’s Hazardous Communications Standard

To ensure UWEC meets this standard, Risk Management & Safety launched ChemWatch in January 2018 as the program to provide faculty, staff, students and visitors access to Safety Data Sheets (SDS) when requested and allows us to track chemicals that are stored in labs. Department personnel are responsible for updating their chemical inventories and the Department of Risk Management and Safety will post updated versions of the inventories to the floor kiosks on a regular basis to ensure you have the needed SDSs at your fingertips.

SDSs are available as read-only using the link below. No passwords are needed to access the program.


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Diane Hunter