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Infosafe™ No.VAR8UIssue DateMarch 2020StatusISSUED by MILESTONBS: 1.17.117

Not 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 UseNon-toxic, liquid no rinse hand sanitiser.
Other NamesNot Available


Hazard ClassificationEye Damage/Irritation: Category 2A
Flammable Liquids: Category 2
STOT Single Exposure: Category 3 (narcotic)
Risk Phrase(s)R11 Highly flammable.
R50 Very toxic to aquatic organisms.
R53 May cause long term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
Safety Phrase(s)S2 Keep out of reach of children.
S7 Keep container tightly closed.
S16 Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.
S25 Avoid contact with eyes.
S26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.


Chemical CharacterizationLiquid
Ingredients    Name CAS Proportion Hazard Statement(s)
   Other ingredients determined not to be hazardous, including waterN/Ato 100%
   Ethanol64-17-570 %


First Aid MeasuresM
InhalationRemove victim to fresh air. Apply resuscitation if victim is not breathing - Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult. Transport to hospital or doctor immediately.
IngestionIf swallowed, DO NOT induce vomiting. Give a glass of water to be taken slowly. Seek urgent medical assistance.
SkinMaterial is regarded as beneficial to the skin, and is not a concern. In the case of some extremely sensitive individuals who may develop an irritation, thoroughly wash skin with soap and water and discontinue use.
EyeIf material is splashed into eyes, flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, ensuring eye lids are held open. Immediately see a doctor.
First Aid FacilitiesEye wash station and normal washroom facilities.
Advice to DoctorTreat symptomatically. Material is a concentrated alcoholic liquid.
Other InformationM


Suitable Extinguishing MediaUse dry chemical, carbon dioxide or foam.
Hazards from Combustion ProductsCarbon dioxide, water vapour. Incomplete combustion may generate carbon monoxide.
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. Avoid spreading burning liquid with water used for cooling fire exposed containers when using water spray, boil-over may occur when the product temperature reaches the boiling point of water.
Specific HazardsFlammable liquid, flash point 20 °C. Vapour/air mixture may be flammable or explosive. Avoid all sources of ignition, heat and naked flames. Ethanol flames may not be readily visible. Contact with oxidising agents may cause fire. Contact with alkali metals or aluminium may generate hydrogen, a flammable gas. Heat of reaction may be sufficient to cause fire.
Hazchem Code3[Y]E
Precautions in connection with FireM
Unsuitable Extinguishing MediaM
Other InformationVapours from this product may travel or be moved by air currents and be ignited by pilot lights, other flames, smoking, sparks, heaters, electrical equipment, static discharge or other ignition sources at locations distant from the point of handling.


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.
Spills & DisposalShut 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; but it may not prevent ignition in closed spaces.
Take up with sand, dirt or vermiculite. DO NOT use sawdust. Use non-sparking tools or HEPA vacuum system. Place into labeled drum(s) for later disposal.
Notify Emergency Services (Police or Fire Brigade). Tell them exact location, nature, hazards, quantities, type of vehicle and any other information that would be helpful. Contain spill. Remove all ignition sources and safely stop flow of spill. Bund area.
Trained personnel should wear Personal Protective equipment as highlighted in this MSDS. Blanket the spill with foam or use water fog to disperse vapour clouds. Consult an expert regarding disposal of this product.


Precautions for Safe HandlingM
Conditions for Safe StorageStore in a cool place and out of direct sunlight. Store away from sources of heat or ignition, strong alkalis, acids, combustibles and oxidizing agents. All equipment must be earthed. Store in original packages as approved by manufacturer. For further information please refer to the Engineering Controls of this MSDS.
Storage RegulationsM


National Exposure Standards     Name STEL (mgm3) STEL (ppm) TWA (mgm3) TWA (ppm) FootNote
Ethanol1000ACGIH TWA
Biological Limit ValuesM
Engineering ControlsHighly flammable liquid. Maintain adequate ventilation at all times. Prevent accumulation of vapours in hollows or sumps. Eliminate any sources of ignition. Elevated temperature or mechanical action may form vapours, mists or fumes which may require local exhaust ventilation systems.
Respiratory ProtectionM
Eye ProtectionM
Hand ProtectionM
Personal Protective EquipmentAvoid breathing the vapour. Avoid contact with the eyes. Personal protection to be selected from those recommended below, as appropriate to mode of use, quantity handled and degree of hazard:-
PVC or rubber apron
PVC or rubber gloves
Chemical goggles or faceshield
Select and use respirators in accordance with AS/NZS 1715/1716. When gases/vapours exceed the exposure standards then the use of a half-face respirator with organic vapour cartridge is recommended. For high concentration use an atmosphere-supplied, positive pressure demand self-contained or airline breathing apparatus, complying with the requirements of AS/NZS 1715 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.


AppearanceClear, thick gel
OdourAlcoholic odour.
Decomposition TemperatureM
Melting PointM
Boiling Pointapprox. 80C
Solubility in WaterMiscible with water in all proportions.
Specific Gravity0.9
pH Value6-7
Vapour Pressure59 hPa @ 20 °C
Vapour Density (Air=1)1.59 (Air = 1)
Evaporation Rate2.53 (n-Butyl acetate = 1)
Odour ThresholdM
Octanol/Water Partition CoefficientM
Flash Point20 °C Closed cup.
FlammabilityFlammable liquid, flash point 20 °C. Vapour/air mixture may be flammable. Ethanol flames may not be readily visible.
Auto-Ignition Temperature425 °C (ethanol)
Flammable Limits - Lower3-5%
Flammable Limits - Upper15-20%
Kinematic ViscosityM
Dynamic ViscosityM
Explosion Limit - UpperM
Explosion Limit - LowerM


Chemical StabilityStable under normal use conditons.
Conditions to AvoidHeat, flames, ignition sources and incompatibles.
Incompatible MaterialsChlorates, perchlorates, chromates, dichromates, nitrates and other oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition ProductsEmits oxides of carbon when heated to decomposition.
Hazardous ReactionsContact with alkali metals or aluminium may generate hydrogen, a flammable gas.
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:
InhalationMay cause irritation to the nose, throat and respiratory system with effects including: Dizziness, headache and loss of co-ordination. When used in small quantities as a hand sanitiser, harmful effects are unlikely to occur.
IngestionBitter taste. May cause irritation to mouth, throat and stomach with effects including mucous build up, irritation to the tongue and lips and pains in the stomach, which may lead to nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
SkinMay cause irritation to the skin, with effects including; Redness and itchiness.
EyeMay cause irritation to the eyes, with effects including: tearing, pain, stinging and blurred vision.
Chronic EffectsChronic effects are unlikely to occur. In case of irritation, discontinue use until condition subsides.
Acute Toxicity - OralLC50 (Inhalation): 2000 ppm/10hours (rat).
LD50 (Ingestion): 3450 mg/kg (mouse).


EcotoxicityMay be harmful to the aquatic environment in extremely large amounts.
Persistence / DegradabilityReadily Biodegradable.
MobilityGel which melts at warmer temperatures and is readily diluted with water.
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. Advise flammable nature. Normally suitable for disposal by approved waste disposal agent.


Transport InformationClassified as a Class 3 Dangerous Good. Dangerous Goods of Class 3 Flammable Liquids, are incompatible in a placard load with any of the following: - Class 1, Class 2.1, if both the Class 3 and Class 2.1, dangerous goods are in bulk, Class 2.3, Class 4.2, Class 5, Class 6, if the Class 3 dangerous goods are nitromethane and Class 7.
U.N. Number1987
Proper Shipping NameALCOHOLS, N.O.S.
DG Class3
Hazchem Code3[Y]E
Packing GroupII
EPG Number3A1
IERG Number14
IMDG Marine Pollutant (MP)M


Regulatory InformationNON-HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE.

Not Classified as Hazardous according to criteria of National Occupational Health & Safety Commission, Australia (NOHSC).
Not classified as a Scheduled Poison according to the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP).
Poisons ScheduleNot Scheduled
Hazard CategoryHighly Flammable,Dangerous for the environment
AICS (Australia)All components listed.


Date of preparation or last revision of MSDS27/03/2020
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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