Safety, Health and Injury Management and Wellbeing

Adding products to ChemAlert

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

Further information

Open ChemAlert

Products can be added to ChemAlert using the following methods depending on whether they are commercially available or have been manufactured in-house.

Adding commercially available products

The fastest way to get a product added to the ChemAlert database is to send a copy of the product Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to the ChemAlert Administrator.

MSDS can be submitted by post or email attachment.

Many MSDSs are available electronically from the websites of the manufacturers or suppliers:

It is a requirement by law that manufacturers and suppliers provide a valid MSDS to anyone who has purchased their products.

To add one commercially available product use the online form.

To add several commercially available products, download and complete the spreadsheet below and submit it along with the MSDS to the ChemAlert Administrator by post or email (details below).

To assist with locating MSDSs, a list of common brand and trading names for Australian manufacturers and suppliers is available.

Adding in-house manufactured products

In-house manufactured products do not need to have a MSDS if they are to be used only in the area they were made.

To add a 'Custom Products' you must be logged on to ChemAlert, then:

  1. click on the Admin tab
  2. click on the Custom Products tab within the Admin tab
  3. click the New Custom Product in the bottom left-hand corner.

If in-house manufactured products are to be sold, a MSDS must be provided to the purchaser (this is a strict legal requirement).

Producing a MSDS is a highly technical procedure – contact Safety and Health on (+61 8) 6488 3938 or email the ChemAlert Administrator before doing so.