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NFPA and MSDS

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A presentation about NFPA diamonds and MSDSs. Highly modified off of one I found on the internet here -- http://www.nisd.net/communicationsarts/pages/chem/ppt/safety_pres.ppt

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NFPA and MSDS

  1. 1. Understanding Chemical Hazard Labels And MSDS
  2. 2. Numbers go in the diamonds, on a scale ... 0 4
  3. 3. NFPA Chemical Hazard Label Health
  4. 5. NFPA Chemical Hazard Label Health Flammability
  5. 7. NFPA Chemical Hazard Label Health Reactivity (Stability) Flammability
  6. 9. NFPA Chemical Hazard Label Health Reactivity (Stability) Special Flammability
  7. 10. Special OX Oxidizer, will rust metal. ACID Acid. ALK Alkali, base. COR Corrosive. W Keep clear of water.
  8. 12. What The !@#$%^&* Is A MSDS? How to Read and Interpret a Material Safety Data Sheet!
  9. 13. What is an MSDS? <ul><li>M aterial S afety D ata S heet </li></ul><ul><li>A concise document that contains all known information about the chemical ... </li></ul><ul><li>... including any safety hazards , and ... </li></ul><ul><li>... the protective gear you will need to wear to avoid injury to your person. </li></ul>
  10. 14. What if I still get injured by the chemical? <ul><li>MSDSs also contain the first aid treatment for when you have become exposed to a safety hazard, as well as ... </li></ul><ul><li>... how to respond to an accident with the chemical that does not involve your body (spill, etc.). </li></ul>
  11. 15. Sounds handy. We should keep them around. <ul><li>We do! </li></ul><ul><li>All MSDSs for chemicals stored in Ms. L's stockroom are kept in a notebook in this very classroom . </li></ul><ul><li>Extra copy is in the front office . </li></ul><ul><li>In the event of fire, fire fighters really need to know what we have. Why? </li></ul>
  12. 16. Sounds handy. We should keep them around. <ul><li>We do! </li></ul><ul><li>All MSDSs for chemicals stored in Ms. L's stockroom are kept in a notebook in this very classroom . </li></ul><ul><li>Extra copy is in the front office . </li></ul><ul><li>In the event of fire, fire fighters really need to know what we have. Why? </li></ul>W
  13. 17. The MSDS Format <ul><li>Must be in English. </li></ul><ul><li>Must have a heading. </li></ul><ul><li>Must cover 16 different informational categories. </li></ul>
  14. 18. Heading <ul><li>Name and address of the manufacturer </li></ul><ul><li>telephone numbers: transportation emergency number, non-transportation information and emergency numbers </li></ul>
  15. 19. Categories of Information <ul><li>Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification </li></ul><ul><li>Section 2: Composition, Information on Ingredients </li></ul><ul><li>Section 3: Hazards Identification </li></ul><ul><li>Section 4: First Aid Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Section 6: Accidental Release Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Section 7: Handling and Storage </li></ul><ul><li>Section 8: Exposure Controls , Personal Protection </li></ul>
  16. 20. Categories of Information <ul><li>Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties </li></ul><ul><li>Section 10: Stability and Reactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Section 11: Toxicological Information </li></ul><ul><li>Section 12: Ecological Information </li></ul><ul><li>Section 13: Disposal Considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Section 14: Transport Information </li></ul><ul><li>Section 15: Regulatory Information </li></ul><ul><li>Section 16: Other Information </li></ul>

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