Science ASSIST has recently prepared an information sheet: Chemical registers, manifests and safety data sheets in science.1 This document contains the information you are seeking regarding accessibility of the SDS for all staff.
A printed copy of the chemical register/manifest and safety data sheets should be kept where the chemicals are used and stored (i.e., in the laboratory prep room). Information regarding the chemicals used in a particular experiment will be covered during a risk assessment carried out for each practical. As a result, there is no need for a copy of the SDS in each laboratory.
It is also advisable to have a printed copy of the SDS in a central location away from the science laboratories, in the event of a power outage or emergency. E-copies of SDS may be stored on the school intranet for the relevant staff to access if required.
1 Science ASSIST website, (2022, October), ‘AIS: Chemical registers, manifests and safety data sheets in science’, retrieved from https://assist.asta.edu.au/resource/4812/science-assist-information-sheet-chemical-registers-manifests-and-sdss
Science ASSIST website, (2023, March), ‘AIS: Risk assessments’, retrieved from https://assist.asta.edu.au/resource/4867/science-assist-information-sheet-risk-assessment