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

Classified as hazardous

 1. Identification

GHS Product IdentifierMILEBRITE
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 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
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/mixtureCorrosive to Metals: Category 1
Eye Damage/Irritation: Category 1
Skin Corrosion/Irritation: Category 1B
Signal Word (s)M
Hazard Statement (s)AUH031 Contact with acids liberates toxic gas.
H290 May be corrosive to metals.
H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H318 Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary statement – GeneralP102 Keep out of reach of children.
P103 Read label before use.
Pictogram (s)M
Precautionary statement – Prevention P234 Keep only in original container.
P260 Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P264 Wash contaminated skin thoroughly after handling.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
Precautionary statement – Response P301+P330+P331 IF SWALLOWED: rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
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.
P310 Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
P363 Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
P390 Absorb spillage to prevent material damage.
Precautionary statement – Storage P405 Store locked up.
Precautionary statement – Disposal P501 Dispose of contents/container to authorised chemical landfill

 3. Composition/information on ingredients

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

 4. First-aid measures

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.
Eye contactIf 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.
Unsuitable Extinguishing MediaM
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 hazards arising from the chemicalContact 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
Decomposition Temp.M
Precautions in connection with FireM
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 storage, including any incompatibilitiesStore 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
Appropriate 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.
Body ProtectionM

 9. Physical and chemical properties

AppearanceClear yellow liquid
ColourClear pale yellow.
OdourStrong smell of chlorine.
Decomposition TemperatureM
Melting PointM
Boiling Point100C
Solubility in WaterMiscible with water in all proportions.
Specific Gravity1.19
pH12.0 - 13.0
Vapour PressureNot available.
Vapour Density (Air=1)M
Evaporation RateM
Odour ThresholdM
Partition Coefficient: n-octanol/waterM
Flash Point>61C
FlammabilityNot flammable. Moderate oxidiser. Contact with combustible materials may cause fire.
Auto-Ignition TemperatureM
Flammable Limits - LowerM
Flammable Limits - UpperM
Explosion Limit - UpperM
Explosion Limit - LowerM
Kinematic ViscosityM
Dynamic ViscosityM
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.
Possibility of hazardous reactionsMy form toxic oxides of Chlorine if involved in a fire.

 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 - OralAcute oral toxicity (LD50): 5800 mg/kg [Mouse]
Acute Toxicity - InhalationLCLo : Chlorine 2,530 mg/m3/30 minutes human
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.
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).
SkinShort contact may cause irritation. On longer contact risk of chemical burns.
EyeSevere irritant. Risk of permanent damage and blindness.
Respiratory sensitisationM
Skin SensitisationM
Germ cell mutagenicityM
Reproductive ToxicityM
STOT-single exposureM
STOT-repeated exposureM
Aspiration HazardM
Chronic EffectsRepeated skin contact may lead to dermatitis or 'chloracne'. Repeated, low level exposure to chlorine vapours may cause corrosion of the teeth.

 12. Ecological information

EcotoxicityToxic to fish and aquatic organisms.
Persistence and degradabilityM
MobilityReadily dilutes with water.
Bioaccumulative PotentialM
Other Adverse EffectsM
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
UN proper shipping nameHYPOCHLORITE SOLUTION
Transport hazard class(es)8
Hazchem Code2X
Special Precautions for UserM
Packing GroupIII
EPG Number8A1
IERG Number37
IMDG Marine pollutantM
Transport in BulkM

 15. Regulatory information

Poisons ScheduleS5
AICS (Australia)All components listed.

 16. Other Information

Date of preparation or last revision of SDS3/03/2017
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: 22/04/2019 BS: 1.17.117