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Infosafe™ No.VAR87Issue DateFebruary 2021StatusISSUED by MILESTONBS: 1.17.117

Classified as hazardous according to criteria of NOHSC


Company NameMilestone Chemicals Pty. Ltd. (ABN 85115166357)
Address115 Northern Road West Heidelberg
VIC 3081
Emergency Tel.(03) 9450 4555 Mon-Fri 8am - 6pm
Telephone/Fax NumberTel: (03) 9450 4555
Fax: (03) 9457 5518
Recommended UseUsed as a foamer degreaser for the food industry to assist in the removal of blood. Fats, protein build up typically found in abattoirs, poultry processors and seafood manufacturers.
Other NamesNot Available


Hazard ClassificationAcute Toxicity - Oral: Category 4
Eye Damage/Irritation: Category 1
Skin Corrosion/Irritation: Category 1A
Risk Phrase(s)R35 Causes severe burns.
Safety Phrase(s)S1/2 Keep locked up and out of reach of children.
S26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S28 After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water
S45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell seek medical advice immediately
S50 Do not mix with acids
S24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
S36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.


Chemical CharacterizationLiquid
Ingredients    Name CAS Proportion Hazard Statement(s)
   Potassium hydroxide1310-58-310-30 %
   Ingredients determined not to be hazardous, including 100%
   Sodium hypochlorite7681-52-90-4 %


First Aid MeasuresM
InhalationRemove victim to fresh air. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
IngestionImmediately rinse mouth with water. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give a glass of water to be taken slowly. Seek immediate medical attention.
SkinRemove all contaminated clothing and immediately wash affected area with plenty of water. If swelling, redness, blistering or irritation occurs, seek medical advice.
EyeHold eyes open and flood with running water for at least 15 minutes, bathe eyes with soothing eyedrops or sterile saline, urgently seek medical attention. Transport to hospital or medical centre.
First Aid FacilitiesEye wash station, safety shower and normal washroom facilities.
Advice to DoctorProduct is a solution of potassium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite. Corrosive to living tissues. Inhalation may be followed by
pulmonary oedema. Treat symptomatically. Contact Poisons Information Centre.
Other InformationM


Suitable Extinguishing MediaUse dry chemical, carbon dioxide, foam or water fog, appropriate to surrounding fire.
Hazards from Combustion ProductsCorrosive or toxic fumes.
Special Protective Equipment for fire fightersSelf-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) required for fire-fighting personnel. If possible to do so safely, shut off fuel to fire. Use water spray to spray to cool fire-exposed surfaces and to protect personnel.
Specific HazardsIf tanks, drums or containers of this material are heated, they may rupture and project corrosive materials over a wide area. May react violently with strong acids. May react vigorously or violently with reducing agents or peroxides. Contact with acids will generate chlorine, a poisonous gas. Contact with some metals will generate hydrogen, a flammable gas. Contact with ammonium salts will generate ammonia, a poisonous gas.
Hazchem Code2X
Precautions in connection with FireM
Unsuitable Extinguishing MediaM
Other InformationAvoid contact with coloured fabric as Chlorine may bleach colour out.
May give off dangerous gas if mixed with other products.


Emergency ProceduresKeep unnecessary people away; Isolate hazard area and deny entry. Stay upwind; Keep out of low areas. Do not walk or touch spilt material unless wearing personal protection as outlined under MSDS. Shut off ignition sources, no flares, smoking or flames in hazard area. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Water spray may reduce vapour.
Spills & DisposalFor large spills:
Contain spillages with sand or earth. Transfer both liquid and solids to suitable container(s). Treat residues as for small spills.
For small spills:
If local regulations permit, mop up with plenty of water and run to waste, diluting greatly with running water. Otherwise, absorb on inert absorbent and transfer to suitable container. Wash site of spillage thoroughly with water and detergent. Ventilate area to dispel any residual vapours.


Precautions for Safe HandlingM
Conditions for Safe StorageStore in a well ventilated place, out of reach of children. Large quantities
should be stored in a bunded dangerous goods store. Store in original
container. Keep container tightly closed. May slowly lose chlorine on long
storage. Keep away from acids, peroxides, reducing agents, combustible
materials, and ammonium salts. Keep away from metals and metal salts.
Prevent contact with aluminium, tin, zinc or galvanised iron. Protect from
physical damage. Clean up all spills and splashes promptly; avoid secondary
Storage RegulationsM


National Exposure Standards     Name STEL (mgm3) STEL (ppm) TWA (mgm3) TWA (ppm) FootNote
Potassium hydroxide2Peak limitation
Biological Limit ValuesM
Engineering ControlsCorrosive liquid. Maintain adequate ventilation at all times. In most circumstances natural ventilation systems are adequate unless the material is heated, reacted or otherwise changed in some type of chemical reaction, then the use of a local exhaust ventilation system is recommended.
Respiratory ProtectionM
Eye ProtectionM
Hand ProtectionM
Personal Protective EquipmentPrevent contact with the eyes. Avoid contact with the skin. Avoid breathing vapours. NOTE: When diluted at a rate of 1 in 40 or greater, the resulting mixture is no longer considered to be hazardous or poisonous and the use of protective equipment is at the user's discretion. Personal protection to be selected from those recommended below, as appropriate to mode of use, quantity handled and degree of hazard:-
Goggles, face shield or safety glasses
Gloves, neoprene or nitrile rubber or plastic
Plastic apron, sleeves and boots.
Respirators in accordance with AS/NZS 1715/1716. The use of a P1 dust
mask (disposable) or with replaceable filters is recommended. Filter capacity
and respirator type depends on exposure levels and type of contaminant. If
entering spaces where the airborne concentration of a contaminant is unknown
then the use of a Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) with positive
pressure air supply complying with AS/NZS 1715 / 1716, or any other acceptable
International Standard is recommended.
Always maintain a high level of personal hygiene when using cleaning
chemicals. That is wash hands before eating, drinking, smoking or using the


AppearanceClear pale amber coloured low viscosity liquid.
OdourTypical chlorine like odour
Decomposition TemperatureM
Melting PointM
Boiling PointNo data
Solubility in WaterMiscible with water in all proportions.
Specific Gravity1.1
pH Value12.5-13.0 (1% solution)
Vapour PressureM
Evaporation RateM
Odour ThresholdM
Octanol/Water Partition CoefficientM
Flash PointNone
FlammabilityNot flammable.
Auto-Ignition TemperatureM
Flammable Limits - LowerM
Flammable Limits - UpperM
Kinematic ViscosityM
Dynamic ViscosityM
Explosion Limit - UpperM
Explosion Limit - LowerM
Other InformationVery alkaline. Will react violently with acids, producing heat and
generating chlorine gas. Oxidiser. Contact with combustible materials may
cause fire. Will react violently with reducing agents. Readily absorbs
carbon dioxide from the air. Will react with aluminium, tin and zinc,
generating hydrogen, a flammable gas. May react with peroxides and metal
salts. Contact with ammonium salts may generate ammonia gas.


Chemical StabilityStable under normal use conditons.
Conditions to AvoidHeat, flames, ignition sources and incompatibles.
Incompatible MaterialsAcids, oxidizing agents, ammonium salts, soft metals.
Hazardous Decomposition ProductsEmits choking and corrosive fumes when heated to decomposition.
Hazardous ReactionsContact with aluminium, tin, zinc or galvanised iron can generate hydrogen, a flammable gas. Contact with ammonium compounds can generate ammonia, a poisonous gas. Will react vigorously or violently with acids, generating chlorine gas. May form toxic oxides of Chlorine if involved in a fire.
Hazardous PolymerizationM


Toxicology InformationNo adverse health effects are expected, if the product is handled in accordance with this Safety Data Sheet and the product label. Symptoms and effects that may arise if the product is mishandled and overexposure occurs are:
InhalationWill cause severe irritation to the nose, throat and respiratory system with effects including: Dizziness, headache, coughing, loss of co-ordination, chest pains, respiratory paralysis and or failure.
IngestionCan be fatal. Corrosive. Causes burns to mouth and throat, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pains and diarrhoea (occasionally bloody). Can also cause swelling of the larynx and suffocation, perforation of stomach and intestines with constrictive scarring, heart failure and coma.
SkinCorrosive to skin - may cause skin burns, with effects including; Redness, blistering, localised pain, dermatitis and deep burns. Skin contact often does not cause immediate pain, thus care should be taken to avoid contamination of gloves and footwear. Repeated or prolonged contact may lead to irritant contact dermatitis.
EyeWill cause severe burns to the eyes with effects including: Pain, tearing, corneal opacity and blindness. If prompt action is not taken, permanent eye damage will occur.
Chronic EffectsProlonged or repeated skin contact will lead to necrosis (death) of the skin.
Acute Toxicity - OralLD 50 : Potassium hydroxide 365 mg/kg oral, rat
Sodium hypochlorite 5800 mg/kg oral, mouse


EcotoxicityThis product is corrosive and poisonous in large concentrations, particularly in the aquatic environment.
Persistence / DegradabilityReadily biodegradable.
MobilityReadily dilutes with water.
Information on Ecological EffectsThis substance may cause long term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
Environment ProtectionAvoid contaminating waterways, drains, sewers, or ground.


Disposal ConsiderationsM
Waste DisposalRefer to appropriate authority in your State. Dispose of material through a licensed waste contractor. Normally suitable for disposal by approved waste disposal agent.
Product DisposalAvoid disposal to natural waters or the environment.


Transport InformationClassified as a Class 8 Dangerous Good. Dangerous Goods of Class 8 Corrosives are incompatible in a placard load with any of the following: - Class 1, Class 4.3, Class 5, Class 6, if the Class 6 dangerous goods are cyanides and the Class 8 dangerous goods are acids and Class 7. Store away from acids.
U.N. Number1791
DG Class8
Hazchem Code2X
Packing GroupII
EPG Number8A1
IERG Number37
IMDG Marine Pollutant (MP)M


Regulatory InformationHAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE.

Classified as Hazardous according to criteria of National Occupational Health & Safety Commission, Australia (NOHSC).
Classified as a Scheduled Poison according to the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP).
Poisons ScheduleS6
Hazard CategoryCorrosive
AICS (Australia)All components listed.


Date of preparation or last revision of MSDS4/02/2021
Literature ReferencesPreparation of Safety Data Sheets for hazardous Chemicals Code of Practice
Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons
Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road & Rail
Globally Harmonised System of classification and labelling of chemicals
Signature of Preparer/Data ServiceTechnical manager Tel: (03) 9450 4555
Technical Contact NumbersEmergency Advice All Hours:
Chief Chemist Tel: (03) 9450 4555 Mon-Fri 8am - 6pm
Poisons Information Centre: 13 11 26 - 24hrs
Other InformationThis SDS summarises at the date of issue our best knowledge of the
health and safety hazard information of the product, and in particular how
to safely handle and use the product in the Workplace. Please refer to the
technical datasheet (Instructions for use), and the label on the drum. The
company cannot anticipate or control the individual working conditions
encountered and so each user should read this SDS carefully, and if in
doubt ring the Contact Point Number given below.

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