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OSHA Launches Chemical Database

OSHA has released a new database that gives you access to safety information on 400+ chemicals.

They pooled data from several government agencies and organizations. The information includes:

  • Chemical identification and physical properties
  • Exposure limits
  • Sampling information & additional resources

For example, want to know about Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide? (Try saying that 3 times fast…)

Turns out it’s a classified health code HE3 and HE14. “Chronic (Cumulative) Toxicity—Long-term organ toxicity other than nervous, respiratory, hematologic or reproductive” and “Irritation-Eyes, Nose, Throat, Skin—Marked”. Fun!

The website also includes OSHA’s Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) for General industry, Construction and Maritime.

Go to and explore!

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