UL offers hand sanitizer safety data sheets at no charge

Apr 7th, 2020

Businesses all over the world are beginning to manufacture hand sanitizers to meet the critical need. For manufacture and shipment of such products, a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is required, but many new manufacturers lack the expertise to create these required documents.

The World Health Organization (WHO) provides a “Guide to Local Production: WHO-recommended Handrub Formulations” that contains specific formulations for both ethanol-based and isopropanol-based hand sanitizers. Additionally, in the United States, under the current public health emergency the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a “Policy for Temporary Compounding of Certain Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizer Products During the Public Health Emergency”.

Following the specifications set forth in these documents, UL has created an SDS for both the ethanol-based and isopropanol-based hand sanitizer formulas that comply with both WHO recommendations and FDA requirements.

At UL, safety is at the heart of our mission and drives every decision we make. We applaud the many groups who are stepping up to increase the supply of hand sanitizer in their communities and want to make your job easier. Our Safety Data Sheets are available in the relevant regional Globally Harmonized System (GHS) formats, and what’s better, we are offering them free of charge.

We are inspired by the number of community response efforts happening around the world and proud that we can continue doing our part to make the world safer.

To obtain your free copy of an SDS, please complete the request form and email your completed request form to the email address provided. You will then receive your Safety Data Sheet in PDF format via email within two business days.