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Understanding an MSDS

Science, Grade 5

 
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16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 www.newpathlearning.com © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4629 Understanding an MSDS A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) contains information regarding the proper procedures for handling, storing and disposing of chemical substances. An MSDS must accompany every chemical. ANSI Standardized MSDS Format The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) MSDS standard requires that each MSDS consist of the following 16 sections: Product and Company Identification Section 1 provides the chemical name, synonyms, CAS number, chemical formula, supplier information, along with an emergency phone number. Composition/Information on Ingredients Section 2 identifies the OSHA hazardous ingredients, including other key ingredients and exposure limits. Hazards Identification Section 3 provides an emergency overview, along with potential acute and chronic hazards. First Aid Measures Section 4 provides first aid measures that should be taken in case of exposure. Fire Fighting Measures Section 5 presents potential fire and explosion hazards, along with fire-fighting measures to be taken in the event of a fire. Accidental Release Measures Section 6 details the measures to be taken in case of an accidental leak or spill. Handling and Storage Section 7 addresses handling and storage requirements. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection Section 8 outlines the OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits and required laboratory safety and personal protection equipment. Physical and Chemical Properties Section 9 gives the physical and chemical properties of the chemical such appearance, odor, solubility, boiling and melting points, molecular formula and weight among others. Stability and Reactivity Section 10 provides information on the stability and reactivity of the chemical, including chemical incompatibilities and conditions to avoid. Toxicological Information Section 11 provides toxicological data, including any known reproductive toxicity effects that may be attributed to the chemical. Ecological Information Section 12 provides information on the environmental fate and toxicity of the chemical to the environment. Disposal Considerations Section 13 offers suggested methods to dispose the chemical. However, be sure that local, state and federal regulations are followed. Transport Information Section 14 gives the transportation information required by the Department of Transportation. Regulatory Information Section 15 outlines the required regulatory information, along with the hazard codes and main hazards associated with the chemical. A variety of country and/or state specific details may also be given. Other Information Section 16 provides additional information such as the label warnings, disclaimers and references.
16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 www.newpathlearning.com © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4629 Understanding an MSDS A ________________________________________ (MSDS) contains information regarding the proper procedures for __________________, __________________and __________________ of chemical substances. An MSDS must accompany every chemical. ANSI Standardized MSDS Format The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) MSDS standard requires that each MSDS consist of the following 16 sections: Product and Company Identification ___________________________________________________________________________________ Composition/Information on Ingredients ___________________________________________________________________________________ Hazards Identification ___________________________________________________________________________________ First Aid Measures ___________________________________________________________________________________ Fire Fighting Measures ___________________________________________________________________________________ Accidental Release Measures ___________________________________________________________________________________ Handling and Storage ___________________________________________________________________________________ Exposure Controls/Personal Protection ___________________________________________________________________________________ Physical and Chemical Properties ___________________________________________________________________________________ Stability and Reactivity ___________________________________________________________________________________ Toxicological Information ___________________________________________________________________________________ Ecological Information ___________________________________________________________________________________ Disposal Considerations ___________________________________________________________________________________ Transport Information ___________________________________________________________________________________ Regulatory Information ___________________________________________________________________________________ Other Information ___________________________________________________________________________________ \|xiBAHBDy01810qzZ
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