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 500ppm 1185mg/cu m
STEL 1000ppm 2375mg/cu m
Toxicity and Irritation Data
LD(50) for ingestion (rat) 5800mg/kg
LC50 inhalation (rat) 8 hours 50100mg/cu m
SECTION 4. HEALTH HAZARD
Symptoms of Exposure: Acute and Chronic Effects
Accidental swallowing is unlikely in the industrial setting. Swallowing can cause drunkenness or harmful central nervous system effects. Effects of a small intake may include excitation, euphoria, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, and fatigue. Drinking a large amount may lead to acute intoxication, tremors, convulsions, loss of consciousness, coma, respiratory arrest and death. Aspiration into lungs may cause pneumonitis.
Vapours may irritate the eyes. Liquid and mists may severely irritate or damage the eyes.
Contact with skin may result in irritation and redness. Prolonged or repeated contact and heavy skin contamination may cause skin drying and cracking and/or dermatitis with redness, itching, and swelling. This may lead to possible secondary infection
Vapour is moderately irritating to mucous membranes and respiratory tract. Inhalation of the vapour may result in drunkenness, (see effects of swallowing above) or headache, nausea, in-coordination, narcosis (sleepiness) and vomiting. Early signs or symptoms may occur at airborne levels of 1000 to 5000ppm.
Systemic and other effects:
Ongoing or repeated exposures at high concentrations may cause central nervous symptoms similar to “swallowed” above. Deliberate inhalation of the vapour (sniffing) is a known risk. Long term exposure by swallowing or repeated inhalation, may cause degenerative changes in the liver and other organs. Exposure to acetone in the work setting may add to any health effects caused by intake of alcoholic drinks, particularly in regard to narcotic and liver effects. Acetone is not regarded as being carcinogenic and is not listed by NOHSC as a carcinogen or mutagen.
Emergency & First Aid Procedures
If a minor amount has been accidentally swallowed, then, if conscious, give large amounts of water. Do not allow further work until fitness for duties is established. Do not attempt to induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Seek medical attention. If there are signs of drunkenness (intoxication or inebriation) then serious health effects may follow (depending on the amount swallowed or inhaled). Treat unconsciousness by placing the person in the coma
position. Apply artificial respiration if breathing stops. Immediate medical attention should be sought and the affected person transferred and accompanied to the care of a doctor or hospital.
Flush eye with running water for a minimum of 15 minutes. Seek medical attention promptly if irritation persists or any loss of vision occurs.
Immediately remove contaminated clothing. Wash skin with water. Launder contaminated clothing before re-use.
Remove promptly to fresh air. If there are signs of drunkenness (intoxication or inebriation) or respiratory irritation, dizziness, nausea or headache occurs, seek immediate medical attention. Treat unconsciousness by placing the person in the coma position. Apply artificial respiration if breathing stops. Immediate medical attention should be sought and the affected person transferred and accompanied to the care of a doctor or hospital.
Notes to physician: Treat symptomatically and as for narcotic substance.
SECTION 5. PERSONAL PROTECTION & HANDLING
Remove and wash all contaminated clothing and equipment.
Use in well ventilated areas away from all ignition sources. Intrinsically safe equipment only must be used in areas where this chemical is being used. The use of compressed air for filling, discharging, mixing or handling is prohibited due to the vapour hazard. Containers must be earthed to avoid generation of static charges when agitating or transferring product.
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 6. 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
Burning can produce carbon dioxide and water; incomplete combustion can produce carbon monoxide.
Will not occur.
Will react with strong oxidising agents.
Use water to cool exposed containers. Heating can cause expansion or decomposition leading to violent rupture of containers. If safe to do so, remove containers from path of fire. Spills and leaks may be washed away with copious volumes of water, fog or spray. For major fires or where the atmosphere is either oxygen deficient or contains unacceptable levels of combustion products, fire-fighters must wear self-contained breathing apparatus with full face-mask and protective clothing.
Use water fog (or if unavailable fine water spray), dry chemical, carbon dioxide or alcohol stable foam.
SECTION 7. STORAGE & TRANSPORT
SECTION 8. SPILLS & DISPOSAL
SECTION 9. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Toxicity to fish (acute): Blugil sunfish: LC50 8300ppm\96h
Toxicity to daphnia magna: LC50 10ppm\48 hours
Persistence and degradability:
Evaluation: Product is volatile and biodegradable
Mobility in soil:
Because of its volatility, this product is not regarded as creating longer term ecological risks.
SECTION 10. AUTHORISATION
Please call Boatcraft Pacific 07 3806 1944 ( +617 3806 1944) for how to contact your nearest reseller.
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