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Material Safety Data Sheet


SCALE
Infosafe™ No.VARCZIssue DateFebruary 2017StatusISSUED by MILESTONBS: 1.17.117

Classified as hazardous according to criteria of NOHSC


 1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE MATERIAL AND SUPPLIER

 
Product NameSCALE
 
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 UsePhosphoric acid based cleaner, for the removal of scale, rust and fats from meat hooks, slides, gambrels, etc.
 
Other NamesNot Available
 

 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

 
Hazard ClassificationEye Damage/Irritation: Category 1
Skin Corrosion/Irritation: Category 1B
 
Risk Phrase(s)R34 Causes burns.
 
Safety Phrase(s)S1/2 Keep locked up and out of reach of children.
S26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell seek medical advice immediately
 

 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

 
Chemical CharacterizationLiquid
 
Ingredients    Name CAS Proportion Hazard Statement(s)
   
   Phosphoric acid7664-38-230-60 %
   Other ingredients determined not to be hazardous, including waterN/Ato 100%
 

 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

 
First Aid MeasuresM
 
InhalationRemove victim from exposure. Allow patient to assume most comfortable position, keep warm and at rest until fully recovered.
 
IngestionRinse mouth with water. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give water to drink to be taken slowly. Seek immediate medical advice.
 
SkinRemove heavily contaminated clothing. Wash affected area with copious quantities of water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation develops or persists seek medical advice.
 
EyeImmediately irrigate with copious quantities of water for at least 15 minutes. Hold eyelids open. Seek medical attention.
 
First Aid FacilitiesEye wash fountain, safety shower and normal wash room facilities.
 
Advice to DoctorTreat symptomatically for acids.
 
Other InformationM
 

 5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

 
Suitable Extinguishing MediaUse extinguishing media appropriate to surrounding fire. Use water spray to cool containers and surrounds.
 
Hazards from Combustion ProductsIf involved in a fire may generate noxious and corrosive fumes.
 
Specific MethodsFire-fighters to wear self contained breathing apparatus and protective equipment. If safe to do so remove containers from path of fire.
 
Specific HazardsNot flammable or combustible. However, flammable and explosive hydrogen gas may be formed on contact with metals.
 
Hazchem Code2R
 
Precautions in connection with FireM
 
Unsuitable Extinguishing MediaM
 

 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

 
Emergency ProceduresKeep unnecessary people away; Isolate hazard area and deny entry. Stay upwind; Keep out of low areas. Wear appropriate eye, skin and respiratory protection as outlined in this MSDS.
 
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.
LARGE SPILLS:
Notify Emergency Services (Police or Fire Brigade). Tell them exact location, nature, hazards, quantities, type of vehicle and 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 HandlingM
 
Conditions for Safe StorageStore in a cool place and out of direct sunlight. Store away from sources of heat or ignition, alkalis, combustibles and oxidizing agents. All equipment must be earthed. Store in original packages as approved by manufacturer. Check all fittings, valves, reticulation (piping) and any ancillary equipment for leaks. A supplied air respirator or a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for emergencies should be available and checked regularly. For further information please refer to the Engineering Controls of this MSDS.
 
Storage RegulationsM
 

 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

 
National Exposure Standards     Name STEL (mgm3) STEL (ppm) TWA (mgm3) TWA (ppm) FootNote
Phosphoric acid31
 
Biological Limit ValuesM
 
Other Exposure InformationNo value assigned by the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (Worksafe Australia). However, exposure standards for constituents:
Phosphoric acid: TWA: 1 ppm ( 3 mg/m3): STEL: No value.
 
Engineering ControlsCorrosive liquid. Single significant exposure may cause severe injury or even death. Maintain adequate ventilation at all times. Prevent accumulation of vapours in hollows or sumps. Eliminate any sources of ignition. Exposure to this material may be controlled in a number of ways.The measures appropriate for a particular worksite depend on how the material is used and on the potential for exposure. Engineering methods to prevent or control exposure are preferred. Methods include process or personnel enclosure, mechanical ventilation (dilution and local exhaust), and control of process conditions. If engineering controls and work practices are not effective in preventing or controlling exposure, then suitable personal protective equipment, which is known to perform satisfactorily, should be used.
 
Respiratory ProtectionM
 
Eye ProtectionM
 
Hand ProtectionM
 
Personal Protective EquipmentAvoid contact with the skin and eyes. Personal protection to be selected from those recommended below, as appropriate to mode of use, quantity handled and degree of hazard:-
Safety glasses
Gloves, rubber or plastic
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 this product. That is wash hands before eating, drinking, smoking or using the toilet.
 

 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

 
FormLiquid
 
AppearanceDark blue thin liquid.
 
OdourMild acidic
 
Decomposition TemperatureM
 
Melting PointM
 
Boiling Point>100C
 
Solubility in WaterSoluble at all dilutions.
 
Specific Gravity1.32
 
pH Value1.6-2.2
 
Vapour PressureM
 
Evaporation RateM
 
Odour ThresholdM
 
ViscosityM
 
Octanol/Water Partition CoefficientM
 
DensityM
 
Flash PointNone
 
FlammabilityNon flammable.
 
Auto-Ignition TemperatureM
 
Flammable Limits - LowerM
 
Flammable Limits - UpperM
 
Kinematic ViscosityM
 
Dynamic ViscosityM
 
Explosion Limit - UpperM
 
Explosion Limit - LowerM
 

 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

 
Chemical StabilityStable under normal use conditons.
 
Conditions to AvoidHeat and incompatibles.
 
Incompatible MaterialsStrong bases, aluminium, zinc, magnesium and oxidizing agents.
 
Hazardous Decomposition ProductsEmits choking and corrosive fumes when heated to decomposition.
 
Hazardous ReactionsContact with metals may produce hydrogen gas which is flammable. If splashing occurs rinse with water and wipe clean. Do not mix with bleaches, acids, or other cleaning solutions.
 
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:
 
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.
 
Acute Toxicity - OralLD50 Phosphoric acid: 1530 mg/kg oral, rat
 
Acute Toxicity - InhalationHuman TCLo: 100 mg/m3
 

 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

 
EcotoxicityWill consume organic matter and is poisonous in aquatic environments in large concentrations.
 
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.
 

 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

 
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.
 

 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.
 
U.N. Number1805
 
Proper Shipping NamePHOSPHORIC ACID
 
DG Class8
 
Hazchem Code2R
 
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 ScheduleS6
 
Hazard CategoryCorrosive
 
AICS (Australia)All components listed.
 

 16. OTHER INFORMATION

 
Date of preparation or last revision of MSDS17/02/2017
 
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: 03/03/2021 BS: 1.17.117