Like most chemicals and fuels, methanol must be handled and used with care.

Methanex follows best environmental and safety practices in all aspects of methanol production and distribution. We promote this ethic with our customers, distributors, partners, employees and other stakeholders.

Technical & Safety Information

Our safety data sheets and technical information address important aspects of methanol handling and usage. We also provide physical, chemical and technical information about methanol in our technical and safety documents, which are available in multiple languages. Click on the links below for further information.

Safety Data Sheets

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Available in various languages

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Methanol Safe Handling Guide

Methanol Institute - Methanol Safe Handling Guide & Technical Data Sheet

5th Edition available in: English

4th Edition available in: Chinese (中文简体), Arabic (العربية), Spanish (Español), Japanese (日本語)

Additional Resources on Methanol Safe Handling

Methanol Facts - Adulterated Alcohol Poisoning: Issue Summary

Methanol Facts - Adulterated Alcohol Poisoning: Issue Summary

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For additional methanol safe handling resources, please visit the Methanol Institute website.

Safety Videos 

Methanol Institute Safety Video - How to Safely Handle Methanol

The Methanol Institute serves as the trade association for the global methanol industry. This video provides an overview of critical methanol safe handling information across the global distribution chain to protect the health and safety of anyone handling methanol. This includes workers in methanol plants, distributors, chemical and energy consumers, first responders, and the general public.




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Other Safety Videos 

As part of our commitment to Responsible Care, Methanex has developed and produced these methanol safety videos to provide information about how to handle methanol safely. Our intent is to improve awareness of safe and environmentally sound practices while handling methanol. The videos range from approximately 15 to 20 minutes in duration.

To watch your selected video, click Play next to your preferred language - videos will open in a new window.

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