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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

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INTRODUCTION It is an important component of workplace safety, and intended to provide procedures for handling or working with that substance in a safe manner, storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill handling procedures. 16 point (section) EU format conforming to 29CFR 1910.1200 CFR
(code of Federal Regulation)

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1- Chemical Product & Company Identification Gives the product name, description, manufacturer, and emergency numbers.
Manufacturer/ supplier name & address Product trade name CAS no. Synonyms Generic chemical name Product type Preparation/ revision date Transportation emergency phone number MSDS number

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2- Chemical composition and common name

Hazardous ingredients
Components CAS no. Percentage (by wt) Carcinogen

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3- Hazard identification

Lists the main hazards


Appearance Odor Principal hazards Target organs

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4- First aid measures

Action to be taken if a person is affected


Eyes Skin Inhalation Oral

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5- Fire fighting measures

Details required in case of fires


Flash point Extinguishing media Fire fighting procedures Unusual fire & explosion hazards

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6- Accidental release measures

Steps to be taken in case of spillage/ leakage


Spill control procedures

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7- Handling and storage information Pumping temperature Maximum handling temperature Handling procedures Maximum storage temperature Storage procedures Loading temperature

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8- Exposure control and personal protection

Mainly deals with personal protective equipments


Exposure limits Other exposure limits Engineering controls Gloves protection Eyes protection Respiratory protection Clothing recommendation

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9- Physical and chemical properties

Flash point Specific gravity/ density Solubility Viscosity Pour point And others

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10- Stability and reactivity Stability Decomposition temperature Incompatibility Polymerization Thermal decomposition Conditions to avoid

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11- Toxicological information

Related to acute & chronic exposure


ACUTE
o o o o o o o o Eye irritation Skin irritation Respiratory irritation Dermal toxicity Inhalation toxicity Oral toxicity Dermal sensitization Inhalation sensitization

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11- Toxicological information contd CHRONIC


Chronic toxicity Carcinogenicity Mutagenicity Reproductive toxicity teratogenicity

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12- Ecological information

Details regarding environmental toxicity & fate ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICITY


Freshwater fish toxicity Freshwater invertebrates toxicity Algal inhibition Saltwater fish toxicity Saltwater invertebrates toxicity Bacterial toxicity Miscellaneous

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12- Ecological information

contd.

ENVIRONMENTAL FATE
Biodegradation Bioaccumulation Soil mobility

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13- Disposal information

Details required for waste disposal

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14- Transport information


ICAO/ IATA IMDG EMS MARPOL USCG U.S. DOT DOT NAERG

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15- Regulatory information Global chemical inventories US federal regulations State regulations Product registrations Local statutory

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16- Information not covered in the other sections


NFPA codes
o Health o Fire o Reactivity

HMIS codes
o Health o Fire o Reactivity

Precautionary labels

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QUESTIONS ?

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DID YOU KNOW THAT? CAS registry numbers are unique numerical identifiers for chemical, element, compound, polymer, alloys, mixtures As of Sep 2009, there are 50 million organic/ inorganic substances in CAS registry e.g. 7732-18-5 Last digit is single, a checksum

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DID YOU KNOW THAT? PPE DOT CERCLA Personal Protective Equipment Department of Transportation
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (USA)

OSHA
NIOSH

Occupational Safety and Health Administration


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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LC50

(Lethal Concentration 50) is the concentration of a chemical which kills 50% of a sample population. This measure is generally used when exposure to a chemical is through the animal breathing it in. (Lethal Dose 50) is the dose of a chemical which kills 50% of a sample population. It is used when exposure is by swallowing, skin contact, injection.

LD50

EC50 (half maximal effective concentration) , ED50 (effective dose 50), IC50 (half maximal inhibitory concentration)

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DID YOU KNOW THAT? PEL TWA STEL ACGIH MSHA IARC permissible exposure limit in ppm or mg/m3 time weighted average short term exposure limit, usually for 8 h period
American Conference of Industrial Hygienists Mine Safety and Health Administration International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO)

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DID YOU KNOW THAT? OECD


Organization for economic co-operation and development

RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), enacted in 1976, is the principal Federal law in the United States governing the disposal of solid waste. International Civil Aviation Organization
International Air Transport Association

ICAO
IATA

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IMDG International Maritime Dangerous Goods

IMDG EmS IMDG emergency schedule MFAG MARPOL USCG NAERG Medical First Aid Guide International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships United States Coast Guard North American Emergency Response Guidebook

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DID YOU KNOW THAT? TSCA EU/ EEC SARA Toxic Substances Control Act
European Union/ European Economic Committee Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act consolidated list of chemicals subject to emergency planning National Fire Protection Association Health Management Information System

NFPA HMIS

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