Companies that manufacture chemicals are required to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals and create Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) — previously referred to as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) — to communicate those hazards to their consumers. Most, if not all such companies, make their SDSs available on their websites. Depending on the company, the location of the SDSs may be easier or more difficult to find. A relatively easy way to find them, without clicking all around the company's website, is to use your favorite search engine and search for "company-name SDS" (for example, "exxonmobil SDS") or "company-name MSDS" (for example, "exxonmobil MSDS"). Here are the URLs of the SDS search for a few major companies:
3M – Search by product name, product number, product UPC, or 3M ID number.
BASF – Search by product name or product information; browse by product.
Dow Corning – Search by product name, product number, or product description.
ExxonMobil – Search by product name, trade name, or product code.
Shell – Search by product code, product name, product acronym, SDS number, or CAS number.