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Material Safety Data Sheet


MILEBRITE
Infosafe™ No.VAREPIssue DateMarch 2017StatusISSUED by MILESTONBS: 1.17.117

Classified as hazardous according to criteria of NOHSC


 1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE MATERIAL AND SUPPLIER

 
Product NameMILEBRITE
 
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 UseChlorine based laundry bleaching agent designed to kill germs and mould spores; for use in commercial laundry systems where sanitation is of high importance.
 
Other NamesNot Available
 

 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

 
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.
R34 Causes burns.
 
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
 

 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

 
Chemical CharacterizationLiquid
 
Ingredients    Name CAS Proportion Hazard Statement(s)
   
   Sodium Hypochlorite 12.5%7681-52-9100%
 

 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

 
First Aid MeasuresM
 
InhalationRemove from exposure, rest and keep warm. In severe cases, obtain medical attention. Apply artificial respiration if not breathing.
 
IngestionImmediately rinse mouth with water. Do NOT induce vomiting. Slowly give water to drink. Seek medical assistance.
 
SkinIf skin contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and wash skin thoroughly. If swelling, redness, blistering, or irritation occurs seek medical advice.
 
EyeIf in eyes, hold eyes upen, flood with water for at least 15 minutes and see a doctor.
 
First Aid FacilitiesEye wash station and normal washroom facilities.
 
Advice to DoctorProduct is a solution of sodium hypochlorite. If swallowed, may lead to fall in blood pressure. Treat with antacids to neutralise hypochlorous acid formed in the stomach, then as for alkaline materials. Onset of pulmonary oedema, following inhalation overexposure, may be delayed. Treat symptomatically. Contact Poisons Information Centre.
 
Other InformationM
 

 5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

 
Suitable Extinguishing MediaUse extinguishing media appropriate to surrounding fire.
 
Hazards from Combustion ProductsChlorine, water vapour, sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, sodium chloride.
 
Specific MethodsIn case of small fire/explosion use water. In case of major emergency use PPE: breathing apparatus and protective gloves.
 
Specific HazardsContact with combustible material may cause fire. May form explosive products with primary aliphatic or aromatic amines, methanol and with nitrites. Contact with acids will generate chlorine, a toxic and corrosive gas. May react vigorously or violently with oxidising agents, reducing agents and metal salts.
 
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.
 

 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

 
Emergency ProceduresM
 
Spills & DisposalDisposal of small spillages only. For large spillages liquids should be contained using sand or earth, and both liquids and solids then transferred to salvage containers. Residues should be treated as for small spillages. CAUTION: Before dealing with spillage take necessary protective measures, inform others to keep at a safe distance and, for flammable materials, shut off all possible sources of ignition. If local regulations permit, mop up with plenty of water and run to waste, diluting greatly with running water. Otherwise absorb on inert absorbent, transfer to sealed container and arrange removal by disposals company. Wash site of spillage thoroughly with water and detergent. Ventilate area to dispel any residual vapours.
 

 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

 
Precautions for Safe HandlingM
 
Conditions for Safe StorageStore in a cool, well ventilated place, out of reach of children. Large quantities should be stored in a bunded dangerous goods store. Store in original container. Never store in unlined metal containers. Keep container tightly closed. Keep out of direct sunlight. Keep away from combustible materials. Keep away from acids. Keep away from metals and their salts. Keep away from aliphatic and aromatic amines. Keep away from methanol and nitrites. Keep away from oxidising and reducing agents. Prevent vapours from collecting in enclosed spaces. Protect from physical damage. Clean up all spills and splashes promptly; avoid secondary accidents.
 
Storage RegulationsM
 

 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

 
Biological Limit ValuesM
 
Engineering ControlsPrevent direct contact with metals. Local mechanical exhaust/extraction usually required to keep airborne contamination as low as possible.
 
Respiratory ProtectionM
 
Eye ProtectionM
 
Hand ProtectionM
 
Personal Protective EquipmentPrevent contact with the eyes. Avoid contact with the skin. Avoid breathing the vapours. Personal protection to be selected from those recommended below, as appropriate to mode of use, quantity handled and degree of hazard:-
Self contained breathing apparatus
Face shield, goggles or safety glasses
Gloves, rubber or plastic
Plastic apron, sleeves and boots
Impervious overalls.
Always maintain a high level of personal hygiene when using cleaning chemicals. That is wash hands before eating, drinking, smoking or using the toilet.
 

 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

 
FormLiquid
 
AppearanceClear yellow liquid
 
OdourStrong smell of chlorine.
 
Decomposition TemperatureM
 
Melting PointM
 
Boiling Point100C
 
Solubility in WaterMiscible with water in all proportions.
 
Specific Gravity1.19
 
pH Value12.0 - 13.0
 
Vapour PressureNot available.
 
Evaporation RateM
 
Odour ThresholdM
 
ViscosityM
 
ColourClear pale yellow.
 
Octanol/Water Partition CoefficientM
 
DensityM
 
Flash Point>61C
 
FlammabilityNot flammable. Moderate oxidiser. Contact with combustible materials may cause fire.
 
Auto-Ignition TemperatureM
 
Flammable Limits - LowerM
 
Flammable Limits - UpperM
 
Kinematic ViscosityM
 
Dynamic ViscosityM
 
Explosion Limit - UpperM
 
Explosion Limit - LowerM
 
Other InformationOxidiser. Contact with combustible material may cause fire. Contact with acids will generate chlorine, a toxic and corrosive gas. May react violently with reducing agents. Can react with primary aliphatic and aromatic amines, methanol and nitrites to give explosive products. May react vigorously with oxidising agents. Incompatible with most metals. Will decompose on standing, generating chlorine. Decomposition will be accelerated by contamination and by exposure to sun light. May react vigorously with peroxides and metal salts. On long storage, may generate pressure inside sealed containers. Open cautiously.
 

 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

 
Chemical StabilityM
 
Conditions to AvoidHeat, flames, ignition sources and incompatibles.
 
Incompatible MaterialsAcids, oxidizing agents, metals
 
Hazardous Decomposition ProductsDecomposes on heating to emit toxic fumes. Heating can cause expansion of containers or decomposition leading to violent rupture of containers. Reacts vigorously with acids to produce dangerous levels of gaseous chlorine. Reacts with amines, ammonium salts, aziridine, methanol, phenylacetonitrile, metal salts, peroxides and reducing agents.
 
Hazardous ReactionsMy form toxic oxides of Chlorine if involved in a fire.
 
Hazardous PolymerizationM
 

 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:
 
InhalationInhalation of chlorine gas at 1 ppm will irritate the mouth, nose and throat. Above 1.3 ppm, vapours may cause coughing and difficulty breathing. At higher levels, risk of throat muscle spasm, leading to death by suffocation. Risk of delayed onset of pulmonary oedema (fluid in the lungs).
 
IngestionWill cause severe irritation and corrosion of the mouth, throat and gastrointestinal system. May cause pain and vomiting. May cause fall in blood pressure. Risk of delirium, coma and death.
 
SkinShort contact may cause irritation. On longer contact risk of chemical burns.
 
EyeSevere irritant. Risk of permanent damage and blindness.
 
Chronic EffectsRepeated skin contact may lead to dermatitis or 'chloracne'. Repeated, low level exposure to chlorine vapours may cause corrosion of the teeth.
 
Acute Toxicity - OralAcute oral toxicity (LD50): 5800 mg/kg [Mouse]
 
Acute Toxicity - InhalationLCLo : Chlorine 2,530 mg/m3/30 minutes human
 

 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

 
EcotoxicityToxic to fish and aquatic organisms.
 
Persistence / DegradabilityM
 
MobilityReadily dilutes with water.
 
Environment ProtectionAvoid contaminating waterways, drains, sewers, or ground.
 

 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

 
Disposal ConsiderationsM
 
Waste DisposalDo not discharge effluent containing this product into laes, streams, ponds, estuaries, oceans, or public waters unless this product is specifically identified and addressed in a permit. Do not discharge effluent containing this product without previously notifying the sewage treatment plant authority. For guidance, contact your State Water Board or Regional Office of the EPA. Reduce with agents such as bisulfites or ferrous salt solutions. Some heat will be produced. Keep on alkaline side and dilute with copious amounts of water. The main end-product is salt water. Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental control regulations. Refer to Land Waste Management Authority in your State.
 

 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

 
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
 
Proper Shipping NameHYPOCHLORITE SOLUTION
 
DG Class8
 
Hazchem Code2X
 
Packing GroupIII
 
EPG Number8A1
 
IERG Number37
 
IMDG Marine Pollutant (MP)M
 

 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

 
Regulatory InformationHAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE.
SCHEDULED POISON.

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 CategoryCorrosive
 
AICS (Australia)All components listed.
 

 16. OTHER INFORMATION

 
Date of preparation or last revision of MSDS3/03/2017
 
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: 03/12/2020 BS: 1.17.117