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:
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
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:
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
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
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:
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.
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:
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.