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Safety Data Sheets

We provide support for the compilation of Safety Datasheets for you products according to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and labelling of Chemicals (for more info please refer to http://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/ghs.html)

The (Material) Safety Data  Sheet (SDS) provides comprehensive information for use in workplace chemical management. Employers and workers use the SDS as a source of information about hazards and to obtain advice on safety precautions. The SDS enable the employer to develop an active program of worker protection measures, including training, which is specific to the individual workplace and to consider any measures that may be necessary to protect the environment.

Table 1. Minimum information required in GHS SDS

1. Identification of the substance or mixture and of the supplier GSH product identifier.

Other means of identification.

Recommended use of the chemical and restrictions on use.

Supplier's details  (including name, address, phone number etc.)

Emergency phone number.

2. Hazards identification GSH classification of the substance/mixture and any national or regional information.

GSH label elements including precautionarystatements. (Hazard symbols may be provided as a graphical reproduction of the symbols in black and white or the name of the symbol, e.g. flame, skull and crossbones)

Other hazards, which do not result in classification (e.g. dust explosion hazard) or are not covered by the GSH.

3. Composition/information on ingredients Substance

Chemical identity.

Common name, synonims etc.

CAS number, EC number etc.

Impurities and stabilizing additives which are themselves classified and which contribute to the classification of the substance.

Mixture

The chemical identity and concentration or concentration ranges of all ingredients which are hazardous within the meaning of the GHS and are present above their cutoff levels.

4. First aid measures Description of necessary measures, subdivided according to the different routes of exposure, i.e., inhalation, skin and eye contact, and ingestion.

Most important symptoms/effects acute and delayed.

Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed, if necessary

5. Firefighting measures Suitable and unsuitable estinguishing media.

Special hazards arising from the chemical (e.g. nature of any hazardous combustion products).

Special protective equipment and precautions for firefighters.

6. Accidental release measures Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures.

Environmental precautions.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up.

7. Handling and storage Precautions for safe handling.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities.

8. Exposure controls/personal protection Control parameters, e.g. occupational exposure limit values or biological limit values.

Appropriate engineering controls.

Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment.

9. Physical and chemical properties Appearance (physical state, color, etc.).

Odor.

Odor threshold.

pH.

Melting point/freezing point.

Initial boiling point and boiling range.

Flash point.

Evaporation rate.

Flammability (solid, gas).

Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits.

Vapor pressure.

Vapor density.

Relative density.

Solubility.

Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water.

Autoignition temperature.

Decomposition temperature.

10. Stability and reactivity Chemical stability.

Possibility of hazardous reactions.

Conditions to avoid (e.g. static discharge, shock or vibration).

Incompatible materials.

Hazardous decomposition products.

11. Toxicological information Concise but complete and comprehensible description of the various toxicological effects and the available data used to identify those effects, including:

information on the likely routes of exposure (inhalation, ingestion, skin and eye contact);

symptoms related to the physical, chemical and toxicological characteristics;

delayed and immediate effects and also chronic effects from short and long term exposure;

numerical measures of toxicity (such as acute toxicity estimates).

12. Ecological information Ecotoxicity (aquatic and terrestrial, where available).

Persistance and degradability.

Mobility in soil.

Other adverse effects.

13. Disposal considerations Description of waste residues and information on their safe handling and methods of disposal, including the disposal of any contaminated packaging.
14. Transport information UN number.

UN proper shipping name.

transport hazard classes.

Packaging group, if applicable.

Marine pollutant (yes/no).

Special precautions which a user needs to be aware of or needs to comply with in connection with transport or conveyance either within or outside their premises.

15. Regulatory information Safety, health and environmental regulations specific for the product in question.
16. Other information including information on preparation and revision of the SDS  
 

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