Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - The Material Safety Data Sheet, commonly called the MSDS, is a component of your University’s Chemical Hygiene Plan and Hazard Communication Program. The MSDS contains information provided by the chemical manufacturer and is maintained by the University to inform students and staff of the possible hazards associated with chemicals being used in their laboratory or work area. It is a critical part of any laboratory safety program. The goal of the MSDS is to provide you with a summarized, multi-source resource that informs you of certain basic, but necessary pieces of information regarding the substance or chemical you are about to use. Topics covered in this safety video include: what is a material safety data sheet (MSDS), chemical names , hazardous ingredients/chemical identity, physical characteristics, fire and explosion data, health hazards, usage, handling, storage, and special protection and precautions. Runtime: 9 Min. WITH PURCHASE OF ANY ENGLISH VHS OR DVD YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE WRITTEN MATERIAL CD-Rom. The CD-ROM of written materials may include: Leaders Guides, Questions & Answers, Manuals, and Power Points. Contents vary depending on program.