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Material Safety Data Sheet


ALCOSAN
Infosafe™ No.VAR9SIssue DateDecember 2016StatusISSUED by MILESTONBS: 1.17.117

Not classified as hazardous


 1. Identification

 
GHS Product IdentifierALCOSAN
 
Company NameMilestone Chemicals Pty. Ltd. (ABN 85115166357)
 
Address115 Northern Road West Heidelberg
VIC 3081
 
Telephone/Fax NumberTel: (03) 9450 4555
Fax: (03) 9457 5518
 
Emergency phone numberPoisons Information Centre Tel 131126
 
Recommended use of the chemical and restrictions on useNon-residual evaporative surface sanitiser.
 
Other NamesNot Available
 
Other InformationThe information herein is to the best of our knowledge, correct and complete. It describes the safety requirements for this product and should not be construed as guaranteeing specific properties. Since methods and conditions are beyond our control we do not accept liability for any damages resulting from the use of, or reliance on, this information in inappropriate contexts.
 

 2. Hazard Identification

 
GHS classification of the substance/mixtureEye Damage/Irritation: Category 2A
Flammable Liquids: Category 2
STOT Single Exposure: Category 3 (narcotic)
 
Signal Word (s)M
 
Hazard Statement (s)H225 Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
H336 May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
 
Precautionary statement – GeneralP102 Keep out of reach of children.
P103 Read label before use.
 
Pictogram (s)M
 
Precautionary statement – Prevention P210 Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. – No smoking.
P233 Keep container tightly closed.
P243 Take precautionary measures against static discharge.
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P264 Wash contaminated skin thoroughly after handling.
P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
 
Precautionary statement – Response P303+P361+P353 IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P312 Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
P337+P313 If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
P370+P378 In case of fire: Use carbon dioxide, dry chemical, and foam for extinction.
 
Precautionary statement – Storage P403+P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
P405 Store locked up.
 
Precautionary statement – Disposal M
 

 3. Composition/information on ingredients

 
Ingredients    Name CAS Proportion Hazard Statement(s)
   
   Ethanol64-17-570% v/v
   Water7732-18-5to 100%
 

 4. First-aid measures

 
InhalationIf inhaled, remove from contaminated area. Apply artificial respiration if not breathing. Seek medical attention.
 
IngestionDo not induce vomiting. Wash out mouth thoroughly with water. Seek medical attention.
 
SkinWash affected area thoroughly with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse or discard. If symptoms develop seek medical attention.
 
Eye contactIf in eyes, hold eyelids apart and flush the eyes continuously with running water. Continue flushing for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.
 
First Aid FacilitiesEye wash and normal washroom facilities.
 
Advice to DoctorTreat symptomatically.
 
Other InformationM
 

 5. Fire-fighting measures

 
Suitable extinguishing mediaUse carbon dioxide, dry chemical, and foam.
 
Unsuitable Extinguishing MediaM
 
Hazards from Combustion ProductsUnder fire conditions this product may emit toxic and/or irritating fumes including carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.
 
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 MethodsM
 
Specific hazards arising from the chemicalThis product is highly flammable. Keep storage tanks, pipelines, fire-exposed surfaces etc cool with water spray. Shut off any leak if safe to do so and remove sources of re-ignition. Vapour/air mixtures may ignite explosively. Flashback along the vapour trail may occur. Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard. Vapours 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.
 
Hazchem Code•2YE
 
Decomposition Temp.M
 
Precautions in connection with FireFire-fighters should wear full protective clothing and self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) operated in positive pressure mode. Water spray may be used to keep fire exposed containers cool.
 

 6. Accidental release measures

 
Emergency ProceduresM
 
Spills & DisposalWear appropriate personal protective equipment and clothing to avoid exposure. Extinguish or remove all sources of ignition and stop leak if safe to do so. Increase ventilation. Evacuate all unprotected personnel. If possible contain the spill. Place inert non-combustible absorbent material onto spillage. DO NOT use sawdust. Use clean non-sparking tools to collect the material and place into suitable labelled containers. Dispose of waste according to federal, Environmental Protection Authority and state regulations. If the spillage enters the waterways contact the Environmental Protection Authority, or your local Waste Management Authority.
 
Clean-up Methods - Large SpillagesNotify 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.
 

 7. Handling and storage

 
Precautions for Safe HandlingOpen containers cautiously as contents may be under pressure. Use only in a well ventilated area. DO NOT store or use in confined spaces. Keep tank covered and containers sealed when not in use. Build up of mists or vapours in the atmosphere must be prevented. Avoid inhalation of vapour and mists, skin or eye contact. Do not use near welding or other ignition sources and avoid sparks. Do NOT pressurise, cut, heat or weld containers as they may contain hazardous residues. Do not smoke. Wear appropriate protection. It is essential that all who come into contact with this material maintain high standards of personal hygiene i.e. Washing hands prior to eating, drinking, smoking or using toilet facilities.
 
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilitiesStore in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from sources of ignition, oxidising agents, foodstuffs, and clothing and out of direct sunlight. Keep containers closed when not in use and securely sealed and protected against physical damage. Inspect regularly for deficiencies such as damage or leaks. Always keep in containers made of the same material as the supply container. Have appropriate fire extinguishers available in and near the storage area. Take precautions against static electricity discharges. Use proper grounding procedures. For information on the design of the storeroom, reference should be made to Australian Standard AS1940 - The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids. Reference should also be made to all State and Federal regulations.
 
Storage RegulationsM
 

 8. Exposure controls/personal protection

 
Occupational exposure limit valuesNo exposure standards have been established for this material by the Australian National Occupational Health & Safety Commission (NOHSC). However, the exposure standards for the ingredients are stated below:
Australian National Occupational Health And Safety Commission (NOHSC) Exposure Standards:
Substance TWA STEL
ppm mg/m³ ppm mg/m³ Notices
Ethanol 1000 1880 - - -

TWA - the Time-Weighted Average airborne concentration over an eight-hour working day, for a five-day working week.
STEL (Short Term Exposure Limit) - the average airborne concentration over a 15-minute period, which should not be exceeded at any time during a normal eight-hour workday.
 
Biological Limit ValuesM
 
Appropriate engineering controlsProvide sufficient ventilation to keep airborne levels below the exposure limits. Where vapours or mists are generated, particularly in enclosed areas, and natural ventilation is inadequate, a flameproof exhaust ventilation system is required. Refer to AS 1940 - The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids and AS/NZS 2430.3.1:1997 : Classification of hazardous areas - Examples of area classification - General, for further information concerning ventilation requirements.
 
Respiratory ProtectionIf engineering controls are not effective in controlling airborne exposure then respiratory protective equipment should be used. Type of breathing protection required will vary according to individual circumstances. Expert advice may be required to make this decision. Reference should be made to Australian Standards AS/NZS 1715, Selection, Use and maintenance of Respiratory Protective Devices; and AS/NZS 1716, Respiratory Protective Devices.
 
Eye ProtectionSafety glasses with side shields or chemical goggles should be worn. Final choice of appropriate eye/face protection will vary according to individual circumstances. Eye protection devices should conform with Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1337 - Eye Protectors for Industrial Applications.
 
Hand ProtectionWhere risk of skin contact, wear nitrile or other suitable gloves conforming to AS/NZS 2161: Occupational protective gloves.
 
Body ProtectionWhen large quantities are handled the use of plastic aprons and rubber boots is recommended. Industrial clothing should conform to the specifications detailed in AS/NZS 2919: Industrial clothing. When handling small quantities, normal work clothing provides sufficient protection.
 

 9. Physical and chemical properties

 
FormLiquid
 
AppearanceClear, water white liquid
 
ColourM
 
OdourCharacteristic alcohol odour.
 
Decomposition TemperatureM
 
Melting PointN Av
 
Boiling Point78°C
 
Solubility in WaterCompletely Soluble
 
Specific Gravity0.8
 
pHNot available
 
Vapour Pressure44 mmHg at 20°C (ethanol)
 
Vapour Density (Air=1)1.59 (Air=1)(ethanol)
 
Evaporation Rate2.53 (n-Butyl acetate=1) (ethanol)
 
Odour ThresholdM
 
Volatile Component100%
 
Partition Coefficient: n-octanol/waterM
 
DensityM
 
Flash Point22°C
 
FlammabilityHighly flammable
 
Auto-Ignition Temperature392°C (ethanol)
 
Flammable Limits - Lower3.5% (ethanol)
 
Flammable Limits - Upper19.0% (ethanol)
 
Explosion Limit - UpperM
 
Explosion Limit - LowerM
 
Kinematic ViscosityM
 
Dynamic ViscosityM
 

 10. Stability and reactivity

 
ReactivityM
 
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 ProductsThermal decomposition may result in the release of toxic and/or irritating fumes including carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.
 
Possibility of hazardous reactionsM
 
Hazardous PolymerizationWill not occur.
 

 11. Toxicological Information

 
Toxicology InformationNo adverse health effects are expected, if the product is handled in accordance with this Material Safety Data Sheet and the product label. Symptoms and effects that may arise if the product is mishandled and overexposure occurs are:
 
Acute Toxicity - OralLD50 (Oral, Rat): 7060 mg/kg
 
Acute Toxicity - InhalationLC50 (Inhalation, Rat): 38 mg/L/10h
 
IngestionSwallowing can cause drunkenness or harmful central nervous system effects. Effects of a small intake may include excitation, euphoria, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision and fatigue. Severe acute intoxication may cause hypoglycaemia, hypothermia and extensor rigidity. Other effects may include decreased blood pressure, vomiting blood and blood changes. Aspiration into the lungs may cause pneumonitis.
 
InhalationCause irritation to the respiratory tract and mucous membranes. Inhalation of the vapour may result in headache, nausea, incoordination, narcosis and vomiting. High concentrations may cause central nervous system symptoms similar to those given under ingestion below.
 
SkinCan cause redness, itching and irritation.
 
EyeCan be irritating to eyes. On eye contact this product can cause tearing, stinging, blurred vision, and redness.
 
Respiratory sensitisationM
 
Skin SensitisationM
 
Germ cell mutagenicityM
 
CarcinogenicityM
 
Reproductive ToxicityM
 
STOT-single exposureM
 
STOT-repeated exposureM
 
Aspiration HazardM
 
Chronic EffectsProlonged or repeated skin contact may cause defatting leading to dermatitis. Long term exposure by swallowing or repeated inhalation may cause degenerative changes in the liver, kidney, gastrointestinal tract and heart muscle.
 

 12. Ecological information

 
EcotoxicityNot severe
 
Persistence and degradabilityReadily Biodegradable.
 
MobilityReadily dilutes with water
 
Environmental FateThis substance may cause long term adverse effects in the environment
 
Bioaccumulative PotentialM
 
Other Adverse EffectsM
 
Environment ProtectionDo not allow product to enter drains, waterways or sewers.
 
Acute Toxicity - FishGolden ide LC0(48h): >1000 mg/L
 
Acute Toxicity - DaphniaDaphnia magna EC50(24h): >1000mg/L
 

 13. Disposal considerations

 
Disposal ConsiderationsRefer 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.
 

 14. Transport information

 
Transport InformationThis material is a Class 3 - Flammable Liquid according to The Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail. (7th edition)
Class 3 - Flammable Liquids are incompatible in a placard load with any of the following:
- Class 1, Explosives
- Division 2.1, Flammable Gases, (Division 2.1 and Class 3 are incompatible in transport if both are in tanks or other receptacles with a capacity individually exceeding 500 L.)
- Division 2.3, Toxic Gases
- Division 4.2 Spontaneously Combustible Substances
- Division 5.1 Oxidising Agents and Division 5.2, Organic Peroxides
- Class 6 Toxic or Infectious Substances (where the flammable liquid is nitromethane)
- Class 7 Radioactive Substances.
 
U.N. Number1170
 
UN proper shipping nameETHANOL (ETHYL ALCOHOL)
 
Transport hazard class(es)3
 
Hazchem Code•2YE
 
Special Precautions for UserM
 
Packing GroupII
 
EPG Number3A1
 
IERG Number14
 
IMDG Marine pollutantM
 
Transport in BulkM
 

 15. Regulatory information

 
Poisons ScheduleNot Scheduled
 
AICS (Australia)All components listed.
 

 16. Other Information

 
Date of preparation or last revision of SDS4/12/2016
 
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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Print Date: 29/02/2020 BS: 1.17.117