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  • 1. WHMIS Online Training Section 3: MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS
  • 2.
    • After being alerted to a hazard by a label, you may want to get more information about the product, because:
    • You are about to use that product
    • You have been exposed to the product and want to know what you should do
    • You want to recommend controls for the product
    • Lets look at the MSDS for a common product: Bleach
    Section 3: Material Safety Data Sheets
  • 3. Product Information Product Identification: Trade Name: Javex-5 Supplier Name / Address: Colgate Palmolive Canada 99 Vanderhoof Ave. Toronto, Ontario M4G 2H5 (416) 421-5000 Distributor Name / Address: Roy Turk Industrial Sales Ltd. 21 Taber Road Rexdale, Ontario (416) 742-2777 Emergency Phone Number: Canutec (613) 996-6886 Product Use: Disinfection, laundry and water treatment
  • 4.
    • Name of product, and any other name that it may have including chemical name
    • Explanation of what the product is used for
    • Name, address and phone number of the manufacturer or supplier
    • Emergency phone number of a poison control center such as Canutec - a Federal sponsored Canada-wide bilingual service
    Product Information Includes:
  • 5. Preparation Information Prepared By: Phone Number: Date of Preparation: Colgate Palmolive Inc. Technical Services (416) 421-8000 July 1, 2003
  • 6.
    • Name and phone number of the people, department or service who created the MSDS – not who created the product itself
    • This is the contact for administrative purposes like obtaining a new MSDS
    • Date of issue for the MSDS. All MSDS’s expire 3 years from this date
    • Sometimes this section and the previous section can be combined together in a MSDS
    Preparation Information Includes:
  • 7. Hazardous Ingredients Ingredients: Sodium Hypochlorite Concentration: 3 - 17% CAS Number: 7681-52-G TLV: N/A LC50: N/A LD50: N/A
  • 8.
    • Lists all controlled ingredients and the concentration of each by percent
    • CAS number or Chemical Abstract Service for each ingredient. Like a serial number to avoid miscommunication
    • TLV or Threshold Limit Value is the acceptable level of exposure according to the ACGIH measured in milligrams per cubic meter (MG/M³) or parts per million (PPM). Example: 50 PPM means that 50 units of the gas is present for every 1 million units of air.
    Hazardous Ingredients Includes:
  • 9. 4. Physical Data Boiling Point (deg. C): 101 Special Gravity (H20 =1): 1.076 Vapour Pressure (mm Hg): 22 @ 20 Freezing Point (deg.C): -4 Vapour Density (Air=1): N/A Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1): N/A pH: 13 Appearance: Clear Lime-Yellow Physical State: Liquid Solubility in Water: Soluble Odour: Typical Chlorine Bleach Viscosity @ 20 (deg.C): Water Thin
  • 10. 5. Fire & Explosion Data Flammability: Not Flammable Flash Point (Celsius): None LEL: None Hazardous Combustion Products: None Means of Extinction: If involved in fire use water, carbon dioxide or other class B extinguisher UEL: None Special Fire Hazards: None pH:
  • 11.
    • Flash Point is the lowest temperature that will give off enough vapour to burn, the lower the temperature, the higher the risk of fire
    • Hazardous Combustion Products are chemicals which may be formed when a material burns. They may have other toxic properties not on the MSDS.
    • Means of Extinction tells which type of extinguisher should also be used. This section should be consulted when developing programs and response plans.
    6. Fire and Explosion Data Includes
  • 12. 7. Toxicological Properties Route of Entry: Eye, Skin Contact, Inhalation, Ingestion Effects of Acute Exposure: Will cause moderate irritation to skin and severe pain to eyes.  Fumes may irritate mucous membranes and cause pulmonary edema.  Effects of Chronic Exposure: Same as acute exposure Irritancy: Moderate to severe Teratogenicity, Mutagenicity, Reproductive Effects: Not Established Synergistic Materials: None Respiratory Tract Sensitization: May irritate mucous membranes if exposure is prolonged
  • 13.
    • Information about a chemical if poisonous
    • Route of Entry tells us which ways it can enter the body at a glance
    • Acute Effects describes the effects of poisons that have any effect immediately or after a single use
    • Chronic Effects describes the effects of poisons that have a gradual onset or take years of repeated exposure to have an effect
    Toxicological Properties Includes:
  • 14. 8. Preventative Measures Personal Protective Equipment: Wear PVC or rubber gloves, eye goggles, shield or rubber boots. When Handling Product: Preferred that you wear a plastic jacket or apron.  Engineering Controls: General ventilation is adequate.  Ventilate storage tank outside. Leak and Spill Procedure: Dilute small spills with water and add sodium sulfate or sodium metabisulfate and flush to sewer.  For large spills call CANUTEC. Waste Disposal: In accordance with Federal, Provincial, local government requirements. Storage Requirements: Use polyethylene, FRP or PVC containers. Store at -20 to-30 C. Special Shipping Information: TDG regulated, DIN#1797, Class B, Packing Group 111.
  • 15.
    • PPE describes the type clothing or protective devices to wear when using the chemical
    • Engineering Controls are ideal permanent changes to workstations, tools, equipment or processes to avoid or minimize exposure
    • Describes the proper way to handle, use and store the material. If applicable it tells us how to contain fugitive emissions
    • This section is important when developing and implementing programs and procedures
    Prevent Maintenance Includes:
  • 16. 9. First Aid Measures Eye: Immediately flush with water for 15 minutes.  Call a physician. Skin: Immediately flush with water.  Call a physician if irritation develops. Inhalation: If inhaled, removed to fresh air.  If symptoms persist, call a physician. Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting.  Rinse mouth with water, then drink one glass of water.  Call a physician immediately.  Never give anything by mouth if victim is unconscious or rapidly losing consciousness or convulsing.
  • 17.
    • Instructions for the immediate treatment to be given to a person for each of the possible routes of entry
    • This section should always be read as part of any first aid response. For example, you may be directed to:
      • Drink plenty of water OR just one glass
      • Drink milk in some cases and water in others
      • Vomit in some cases and NOT in others
    • Not reading the above could cause you to do the exact opposite - which could be harmful
    First Aid Measures Includes: