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Infosafe™ No.VAR9KIssue DateOctober 2020StatusISSUED 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 UseGeneral purpose bleach, sanitation and whitening agent.
Other NamesNot Available


Hazard ClassificationCorrosive to Metals: Category 1
Eye Damage/Irritation: Category 1
Skin Corrosion/Irritation: Category 1B
Risk Phrase(s)R31 Contact with acids liberates toxic gas.
R36/38 Irritating to eyes and skin.
Safety Phrase(s)S1/2 Keep locked up and out of reach of children.
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


Chemical CharacterizationLiquid
Ingredients    Name CAS Proportion Hazard Statement(s)
   Ingredients determined not to be hazardous, including 100%
   Sodium hypochlorite7681-52-96.25%


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 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 & DisposalSMALL SPILLS:
Take up with sand, dirt or vermiculite. DO NOT use sawdust. Use non-sparking tools. Place into labelled 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 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


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


AppearancePale yellow liquid.
OdourTypical chlorine like odour
Decomposition TemperatureM
Melting PointM
Boiling PointNo data
Solubility in WaterMiscible with water in all proportions.
Specific Gravity1.1
pH Value10.9-11.5 (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.
IngestionWill cause burns to the mouth, mucous membranes, throat, oesophagus and stomach. If sufficient quantities are ingested (swallowed) death may occur.
SkinWill cause burns to the skin, with effects including; Redness, blistering, localised pain and dermatitis.
EyeWill cause burns to the eyes with effects including: Pain, tearing, conjunctivitis and if duration of exposure is long enough, blindness will occur.
Chronic EffectsProlonged or repeated skin contact will lead to necrosis (death) of the skin.
Prolonged or repeated exposure or deliberately concentrating and inhaling the vapour(s) may result in lung function incapacity or death.
Acute Toxicity - OralLD 50 : 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.


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 GroupIII
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 ScheduleS5
Hazard CategoryIrritant
AICS (Australia)All components listed.


Date of preparation or last revision of MSDS23/10/2020
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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