DeContam®

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

1   PRODUCT AND SUPPLIER IDENTIFICATION

Product Name:    DeContam®

Supplier:             ESPI Metals

                            1050 Benson Way

                            Ashland, OR 97520

Telephone:          800-638-2581

Fax:                     541-488-8313

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Emergency:         Infotrac 800-535-5053 (US) or 352-323-3500 (24 hour)

Recommended Uses:   Laboratory cleaning

 

 

2   HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

GHS Classification (29 CFR 1910.1200):   Not classified as hazardous

GHS Label Elements:

Signal Word: N/A

Hazard Statements: N/A

Precautionary Statements:   N/A

 

 

3   COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredient:              CAS#:             %:          EC#:

Sodium Hydroxide      1310-73-2       <0.5         215-185-5

This product is a mixture and is not identified as hazardous as defined by EC 1272/2008 or 29 CFR 1910.1200.

Note: In the concentrated form in which this product is sold it contains <1% of sodium hydroxide. This product is meant to be diluted with water before use but may also be used at full concentration.

 

 

4   FIRST AID MEASURES

General Measures: Remove patient from area of exposure.

INHALATION: Remove to fresh air, keep warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

INGESTION: Rinse mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately. Never induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing, brush material off skin, wash affected area with soap and water. Seek medical attention if symptoms develop or persist.

EYES: Flush eyes with lukewarm water, including under upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if symptoms develop or persist.

Most Important Symptoms/Effects, Acute and Delayed: May cause irritation. See section 11 for more information.

Indication of Immediate Medical Attention and Special Treatment: No other information available.

 

 

5   FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing Media: Use suitable extinguishing agent for surrounding materials and type of fire.

Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: No information available.

Specific Hazards Arising from the Material: None expected. The product is not flammable.

Special Protective Equipment and Precautions for Firefighters: Full face, self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing when necessary.

 

 

6   ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal Precautions, Protective Equipment, and Emergency Procedures: Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in section 8. Isolate spill area and provide ventilation.

Methods and Materials for Containment and Cleaning Up: For small liquid spills, flush area with flooding amounts of water. For larger spills, dike far ahead of spill for later disposal. Use neutralizing agents.

Environmental Precautions: Do not allow to enter drains or to be released to the environment.

 

 

7   HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for Safe Handling: Personnel should avoid breathing vapors and/or mists and getting product in the eyes or on the skin. See section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.

Conditions for Safe Storage, Including Any Incompatibilities: Store in a sealed container. Store in a cool, dry area. Keep container closed when not in use. Protect containers from physical damage. Avoid storing in direct sunlight, high temperatures or below freezing areas. See section 10 for more information on incompatible materials.

 

 

8   EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure Limits:      OSHA/PEL:       ACGIH/TLV:

Sodium Hydroxide       2 mg/m3            2 mg/m3 (ceiling)

Appropriate Engineering Controls: Whenever possible the use of local exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls is the preferred method of controlling exposure to airborne vapors or fumes to meet established occupational exposure limits. Use good housekeeping and sanitation practices. Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking.

Individual Protection Measures, Such as Personal Protective Equipment:

   Respiratory Protection: If permissible levels are exceeded, use NIOSH approved respirator.

   Eye Protection: Safety glasses

   Skin Protection: Wear impermeable gloves, protective work clothing as necessary.

 

 

9   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance:

Form:                  Liquid

Color:                  Colorless

Odor:                   Mild odor

Odor Threshold: Not determined

pH:                                             10-11.5

Melting Point:                             N/A

Boiling Point:                             >100 oC

Flash Point:                                No data

Evaporation Rate:                      >1

Flammability:                             N/A

Upper Flammable Limit:             N/A

Lower Flammable Limit:             N/A

Vapor Pressure:                          No data

Vapor Density:                            >1

Relative Density (Specific Gravity):     1.076 g/cc

Solubility in H2O:                         Soluble

Partition Coefficient (n-octanol/water):   Not determined

Autoignition Temperature:         N/A

Decomposition Temperature:     No data

Viscosity:                                     No data

 

 

10   STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity: No specific test data available.

Chemical Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of Hazardous Reactions: No data

Conditions to Avoid: No data

Incompatible Materials: No data

Hazardous Decomposition Products: None expected

 

 

11   TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Likely Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, skin, eyes.

Symptoms of Exposure: May cause irritation.

Acute and Chronic Effects: Inhalation may cause mild irritation to the nose, throat and respiratory tract. Swallowing may cause abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause minor irritation to skin with itching and possible slight local redness. Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause defatting and drying of the skin. May be irritating to eyes.

Acute Toxicity: No data

Carcinogenicity: No components of this product have been identified by NTP or IARC as carcinogenic.

 

 

12   ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicity: No data

Persistence and Degradability: No data

Bioaccumulative Potential: No data

Mobility in Soil: No data

Other Adverse Effects: Do not allow material to be released to the environment. No further relevant information available.

 

 

13   DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste Disposal Method:

Product: Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

Packaging: Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

 

 

14   TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Shipping Regulations: Not regulated

   UN Number:                           N/A

   UN Proper Shipping Name:   N/A

   Transport Hazard Class:       N/A

   Packing Group:                      N/A

   Marine Pollutant:                   No

 

 

15   REGULATORY INFORMATION

TSCA Listed: No

DSL Listed: No

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP): N/A

WHMIS 2015 Classification: N/A

HMIS Ratings: Health: 1     Flammability: 0     Physical: 0

NFPA Ratings: Health: 1     Flammability: 0    Instability: 0

Chemical Safety Assessment: A chemical safety assessment has not been carried out.

 

 

16   OTHER INFORMATION

The information contained in this document is based on the state of our knowledge at the time of publication and is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. ESPI Metals makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee of any kind with respect to the information contained in this document or any use of the product based on this information. ESPI Metals shall not be held liable for any damages resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. Users should satisfy themselves that they have all current data relevant to their particular use.

 

Prepared by:             ESPI Metals

Revised/Reviewed:   February 2017