From: "Murphy, Dr. Ruth Ann" <rmurphy**At_Symbol_Here**UMHB.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Sources and Recommendations for SDS's for a Campus
Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 19:47:26 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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Good Afternoon,


Do you have recommendations for sources of SDS’s for an entire campus (and, if available, pricing information)?  We have an enrollment of 3914 students, which includes the basic lab sciences, Engineering,  Nursing, Physical Therapy, Physician’s Assistant, and Art.


Questions that have arisen as we seek to provide these documents to all employees include the following.


1.  Are paper copies required in case of being unable to access electronic  versions?


2.  Is there a time limit, e.g., 60-second rule as to how quickly someone should be able to access an SDS should an OSHA inspector ask?



Current options under consideration are listed below.


1.  Subscribe to an electronic provider at a recurring rate, so we can access a global database (examples are or


2.  Help individual work areas develop their own SDS inventories.


3.  Create a central repository of SDS’s for the campus.


Thank you for your advice!



Ruth Ann


Ruth Ann Murphy, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geology

Co-Chairperson, Health Professions Advisory Committee

Amy LeVesconte Professorship of Chemistry

JAMP Faculty Director

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

900 College Street

Belton, TX  76513-2599

Phone 254.295.4542

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