MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
SECTION 1. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Classified as hazardous according to the criteria of Worksafe Australia.
Special Considerations for Repair And/Or Maintenance of Contaminated Equipment:
Empty containers retain residue (liquid and/or vapour) and are dangerous. Do not pressure cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind or expose such containers to heat, flame, sparks, static electricity, or other sources of ignition. Vapour is heavier than air – prevent concentration in hollows or sumps. Do not enter confined spaces where vapour may have collected. Keep containers closed when not in use.
SECTION 2. INGREDIENTS
SECTION 3. PHYSICAL & EXPOSURE DATA
Product Exposure Limits
TLV /TWA 80ppm 350mg/cu m
STEL 125ppm 543mg/cu m
Toxicity and Irritation Data
LD(50) for ingestion (rat) >2000mg/kg
Demal (rabbit) >2000mg/kg
LC(50) inhalation (rat) 4hr 20mg/L
SECTION 4. HEALTH HAZARD
Symptoms of Exposure: Acute and Chronic Effects
If swallowed may cause lung damage on vomiting. Will cause central nervous system depression. May cause discomfort on swallowing. Vapors will cause drowsiness and dizziness and ingestion may result in headaches and nausea.
Eye contact with this product will cause redness and swelling with a burning sensation and blurred vision.
Harmful in contact with skin. Symptoms include burning sensation, redness swelling and possible blistering.
Harmful by inhalation. Vapors will cause drowsiness. There is the possibility of organ damage over prolonged use or exposure. Central nervous system depression includes nausea, headaches, dizziness, and possibly loss of consciousness.
Systemic and other effects:
This product contains up to 10% of ethylbenzene. IARC has evaluated ethylbenzene and classified it as a "possible human carcinogen" (Group 2B) based on sufficient evidence for cancer in exposed humans. This product may contain 0.1 to 1% napthalene. IARC evaluated napthalene and concluded that there was sufficient evidence for carcinogenicity in experimental animals, but inadequate evidence for cancer in humans. Accordingly, IARC classified napthalene as a possible human carcinogen (Group 2B).
Persons with pre-existing liver, kidney, central nervous system or skin complaints should avoid unnecessary exposure to this product. Every effort to protect eyes, respiratory tract and skin should be taken in these circumstances.
SECTION 5. FIRST AID MEASURES.
If swallowed, DO NOT induce vomiting. Keep at rest. Seek immediate medical attention.
Flush eyes with large amounts of water until irritation subsides. Seek immediate medical attention.
Flush area with large amounts of water and wash area with soap if available. Remove contaminated clothin, including shoes, and launder before reuse. Seek medical attention for skin irritations.
Using proper respiratory protection, immediately remove the affected victim from exposure. Administer artifical respiration if breathing has stopped. Keep at rest. Seek immediate medical attention.
Notes to physician: Treat symptomatically. Avoid gastric lavage: risk of aspiration of product to the lungs with the potential to cause chemical pneumonitis.
SECTION 6. PERSONAL PROTECTION & HANDLING
Remove and wash all contaminated clothing and equipment.
This product is flammable. Do not open near open flame, sources of heat or ignition. No smoking. Keep container closed. Handle containers with care. Open slowly to control possible pressure release. use grounding leads to avoid discharge (electrical spark.)
Ensure ventilation is adequate to maintain air concentration below Exposure Standards. Vapour is heavier than air – prevent concentration in hollows or sumps. Do not enter confined spaces where vapour may have collected. Keep all containers closed when not in use.
SECTION 7. FIRE & EXPLOSION
Highly flammable liquid. May form flammable mixtures with air. The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition and flash back are possible. Run off to sewers and drains may cause explosions. Isolate for at least 800 metres in all directions if tanks or tankers are involved. The use of compressed air for filling, discharging, mixing or handling is prohibited due to the vapour hazard. All vessels must be earthed to avoid generation of static charges when agitating or transferring. Avoid all ignition sources. Intrinsically safe equipment is necessary in areas where this chemical is being used.
Hazardous Decomposition Products
Carbon diozide and carbon monoxide.
Will not occur.
Natural rubber, Butyl rubber, EPDM, Polystyrene. Mixing with strong oxidising agents causes violent reactions.
Keep storage tanks, pipelines, fire-exposed surfaces etc cool with water spray. Shut off any leak if safe to do so and remove sources of re-ignition. Vapour/air mixtures may ignite explosively and flashback along the vapour trail may occur. Fire-fighters must wear self-contained breathing apparatus with full face-mask and protective clothing.
Use foam, CO2 or powder to extinguish fire. dry chemical (Carbon dioxide or dry chemical powder)
SECTION 8. STORAGE & TRANSPORT
SECTION 9. SPILLS & DISPOSAL
SECTION 10. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Keep out of sewers, storm drains, surface waters and soil
When released into the soil, may evaporate and biodegrade to a moderate extent.
When released into the water, may biodegrade to a moderate extent.
When released into the air, may be moderately degraded by photo-chemical reactions
Has the potential to bioaccumulate.
SECTION 11. AUTHORISATION
The information in this document is correct to the best of the authors knowledge. It represents our commitment to our responsibilities and is undertaken in good faith. This document should be considered a guide toi the safe use and handling of this product, but it is not an absolute authority.
Please call Boatcraft Pacific 07 3806 1944 ( +617 3806 1944) for how to contact your nearest reseller.
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