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MSDS Preparation

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

MSDS/ SDS Preparation

Information that you must contain on you (M)SDS.

  1. Identification
  • Product Identifier:
  • This is the specific name of your product
  • Any other means of identification.
  •  For example, the family that the product belongs to
  • Recommended Use of the Product
  • Restrictions of use for the product
  • The countries supplier and identifier.
  • This includes the Name, address and phone number of the supplier
  • An emergency telephone number(s) and any restrictions on the use of the number that is provided.

2. Hazard Identification

  • The Hazards Classification
  • This includes the class and category of the particular substance or mixture OR a description of the identified hazard for Physical or Health Hazards.
  • All the label elements
  • Signal image or the name of the symbol
  • Signal word
  • Hazard Statement(s)
  • Precautionary Statement(s)
  • Any other particular hazards that do not result in classification

3. Composition/ Information on ingredients

  • Information you must provide if the hazardous product is a material substance:
  • Chemical name
  • Common name of the chemical and any synonyms
  • Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) registry number and any unique identifiers
  • Chemical name of impurities, stabilizing and/or additives
  • For each of the material or substance in a mixture that is classified in a health hazard class
  • Chemical name
  • Common chemical name and its synonyms
  • CAS registry number and any unique identifiers
  • Concentration 

4. First-aid measures

  • The first-aid measures MUST be by route of exposure

o Inhalation

    o Skin contact

      o Eye contact

      o Ingestion

      • Most important symptoms and effects (acute or delayed)
      • Immediate medical attention and special treatment 

      5. Fire-fighting measures

      • Suitable extinguishing media
      • Unsuitable extinguishing media
      • Specific hazards arising from the hazardous product
      • Special protective equipment and any other precautions for fire fighters. 

      6. Accidental release measures

      • Personal Precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
      • Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up. 

      7. Accidental release measures

      • Personal Precautions, protective equipment that would be needed and emergency procedures.
      • Conditions for safe storage (including incompatible materials). 

      8. Exposure controls/Personal Protection

      • Control Parameters, including any biological exposure limits or occupational exposure guidelines
      • Individual Protection measures
      • Appropriate engineering controls. 

      9. Physical and chemical properties

      • Appearance (physical state, colour, etc)
      • Odour
      • Odour threshold
      • pH
      • Melting point/ freezing point
      • Initial boiling point/ boiling range
      • Flash point
      • Evaporation rate
      • Flammability
      • Lower flammable/explosive limit
      • Upper flammable/explosive limit
      • Vapour pressure
      • Vapour density
      • Relative density
      • Solubility
      • Partition coefficient
      • Auto-ignition temperatures
      • Decomposition temperature
      • Viscosity

      10. Stability and reactivity

      • Chemical Stability
      • The possibility of any hazardous reactions
      • Any conditions that should be avoided (e.g. shock and vibration)
      • Reactivity
      • Incompatible materials
      • Hazardous decomposition products

      11. Toxicological Information

      • Complete description about the various toxic health effects the chemical may have
      • o Any symptoms that are related to the physical, chemical and toxicological characteristics
      • o Information on the likely routes of exposure (inhalation, ingestion, skin and eye contact)
      • o Both the immediate and delayed effects
      • o Numerical measures of toxicity

      12. Ecological Information***

      • Eco toxicity
      • Persistence and degradability
      • Bioaccumulatibe potential
      • Mobility in soil
      • Other adverse effects

      13. Disposal considerations***

      • Any information about the safe handling for disposal and methods of disposal, including any contaminated packaging

      14. Transport Information

      • All information regarding transport of the chemical
      • o UN Number
      • o UN proper shipping name
      • o Transport hazard class
      • o Packing group
      • o Environmental Hazards
      • o Transport in bulk
      • o Special Precautions

      15. Regulatory Information

      • Health, environmental, and safety regulations specific to the product

      16. Other Information

      • The date of the latest revision of the SDS

       

      For more information about SDS Preparation or Nexreg's (M)SDS Services, please contact Nexreg.

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