WASH PLUS

Chemwatch Independent Material Safety Data Sheet

Issue Date: 29-Jan-2010

C9317TC

CHEMWATCH 5131-05

Version No:3

Section 1 - CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

PRODUCT NAME

WASH PLUS

PROPER SHIPPING NAME

CORROSIVE LIQUID, N.O.S.(contains sodium hydroxide sodium hypochlorite)

PRODUCT USE

■ Used according to manufacturer's directions.
Liquid cleaner

SUPPLIER

Company: Benji Distributors Pty Ltd
Address:
17 Grandview Pde
Moolap
VIC, 3221
Australia
Telephone: +61 3 5248 1469
Fax: +61 3 5248 6696

Section 2 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

STATEMENT OF HAZARDOUS NATURE

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE. DANGEROUS GOODS. According to NOHSC Criteria, and ADG Code.

CHEMWATCH HAZARD RATINGS

Flammability 0
Toxicity 2
Body Contact 4
Reactivity 0
Chronic 2
SCALE: Min/Nil=0 Low=1 Moderate=2 High=3 Extreme=4

 

RISK SAFETY
■ Contact with acids liberates toxic gas. ■ Keep locked up.
■ Causes severe burns. ■ Do not breathe gas/fumes/vapour/spray.
■ Risk of serious damage to eyes. ■ Avoid contact with eyes.
■ Harmful to aquatic organisms. ■ Wear suitable protective clothing.
■ Ingestion may produce health damage*. ■ To clean the floor and all objects contaminated by this material, use water.
■ Cumulative effects may result following exposure*. ■ Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
■ Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect*. ■ In case of accident or if you feel unwell IMMEDIATELY contact Doctor or Poisons Information Centre (show label if possible).
■ Possible skin sensitiser*. ■ This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste.
* (limited evidence).

 

Section 3 - COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

NAME CAS RN %
sodium hydroxide 1310-73-2 <20
sodium hypochlorite 7681-52-9 1-5

Section 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES

SWALLOWED

· For advice, contact a Poisons Information Centre or a doctor at once.
· Urgent hospital treatment is likely to be needed.
· If swallowed do NOT induce vomiting.
· If vomiting occurs, lean patient forward or place on left side (head-down position, if possible) to maintain open airway and prevent aspiration.

EYE

■ If this product comes in contact with the eyes:
· Immediately hold eyelids apart and flush the eye continuously with running water.
· Ensure complete irrigation of the eye by keeping eyelids apart and away from eye and moving the eyelids by occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids.
· Continue flushing until advised to stop by the Poisons Information Centre or a doctor, or for at least 15 minutes.
· Transport to hospital or doctor without delay.

SKIN

■ If skin or hair contact occurs:
· Immediately flush body and clothes with large amounts of water, using safety shower if available.
· Quickly remove all contaminated clothing, including footwear.
· Wash skin and hair with running water. Continue flushing with water until advised to stop by the Poisons Information Centre.
· Transport to hospital, or doctor.

INHALED

· If fumes or combustion products are inhaled remove from contaminated area.
· Lay patient down. Keep warm and rested.
· Prostheses such as false teeth, which may block airway, should be removed, where possible, prior to initiating first aid procedures.
· Apply artificial respiration if not breathing, preferably with a demand valve resuscitator, bag-valve mask device, or pocket mask as trained. Perform CPR if necessary.

NOTES TO PHYSICIAN

■ For acute or short- term repeated exposures to highly alkaline materials:
· Respiratory stress is uncommon but present occasionally because of soft tissue edema.
· Unless endotracheal intubation can be accomplished under direct vision, cricothyroidotomy or tracheotomy may be necessary.
· Oxygen is given as indicated.
· The presence of shock suggests perforation and mandates an intravenous line and fluid administration.

Section 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA

· Water spray or fog.
· Foam.
· Dry chemical powder.
· BCF (where regulations permit).

FIRE FIGHTING

· Alert Fire Brigade and tell them location and nature of hazard.
· Wear full body protective clothing with breathing apparatus.
· Prevent, by any means available, spillage from entering drains or water course.
· Use fire fighting procedures suitable for surrounding area.

FIRE/EXPLOSION HAZARD

· Non combustible.
· Not considered a significant fire risk, however containers may burn.
May emit corrosive fumes.

FIRE INCOMPATIBILITY

■ None known.

HAZCHEM

2X

Personal Protective Equipment

Breathing apparatus.
Gas tight chemical resistant suit.
Limit exposure duration to 1 BA set 30 mins.

Section 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

MINOR SPILLS

· Clean up all spills immediately.
· Avoid breathing vapours and contact with skin and eyes.
· Control personal contact by using protective equipment.
· Contain and absorb spill with sand, earth, inert material or vermiculite.

MAJOR SPILLS

· Clear area of personnel and move upwind.
· Alert Fire Brigade and tell them location and nature of hazard.
· Wear full body protective clothing with breathing apparatus.
· Prevent, by any means available, spillage from entering drains or water course.

 

Personal Protective Equipment advice is contained in Section 8 of the MSDS.

Section 7 - HANDLING AND STORAGE

PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING

· Avoid all personal contact, including inhalation.
· Wear protective clothing when risk of exposure occurs.
· Use in a well-ventilated area.
· WARNING: To avoid violent reaction, ALWAYS add material to water and NEVER water to material.
· DO NOT allow clothing wet with material to stay in contact with skin.

SUITABLE CONTAINER

· Lined metal can, lined metal pail/ can.
· Plastic pail.
· Polyliner drum.
· Packing as recommended by manufacturer.
For low viscosity materials
· Drums and jerricans must be of the non-removable head type.
· Where a can is to be used as an inner package, the can must have a screwed enclosure. <</>.

STORAGE INCOMPATIBILITY

· In presence of moisture, the material is corrosive to aluminium, zinc and tin producing highly flammable hydrogen gas.
· Avoid strong acids, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides and chloroformates.

STORAGE REQUIREMENTS

· Store in original containers.
· Keep containers securely sealed.
· Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.
· Store away from incompatible materials and foodstuff containers.
· DO NOT store near acids, or oxidising agents.
Protect containers against physical damage.
· Check regularly for spills and leaks.
· No smoking, naked lights, heat or ignition sources.

Section 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

EXPOSURE CONTROLS

SourceMaterialPeak ppmPeak mg/m³
____________________________________
Australia Exposure Standardssodium hydroxide (Sodium hydroxide)2
Australia Exposure Standardssodium hypochlorite (Chlorine)13

 

 

PERSONAL PROTECTION

RESPIRATOR

Type B- P Filter of sufficient capacity

EYE

· Safety glasses with unperforated side shields may be used where continuous eye protection is desirable, as in laboratories; spectacles are not sufficient where
complete eye protection is needed such as when handling bulk- quantities, where there is a danger of splashing, or if the material may be under pressure
· Chemical goggles.whenever there is a danger of the material coming in contact with the eyes; goggles must be properly fitted
· Full face shield (20 cm, 8 in minimum) may be required for supplementary but never for primary protection of eyes; these afford face protection.
· Alternatively a gas mask may replace splash goggles and face shields.

HANDS/FEET

· Elbow length PVC gloves.
· When handling corrosive liquids, wear trousers or overalls outside of boots, to avoid spills entering boots.

OTHER

· Overalls.
· PVC Apron.
· PVC protective suit may be required if exposure severe.
· Eyewash unit.
The local concentration of material, quantity and conditions of use determine the type of personal protective equipment required. For further information consult
site specific CHEMWATCH data (if available), or your Occupational Health and Safety Advisor.

ENGINEERING CONTROLS

■ Local exhaust ventilation usually required. If risk of overexposure exists, wear approved respirator.

Section 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

APPEARANCE

Highly alkaline liquid; mixes with water

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mixes with water.
Corrosive.
Alkaline.
Contact with acids liberates toxic gas.

 

StateLIQUIDMolecular WeightNot Available
Melting Range (ºC)Not AvailableViscosityNot Available
Boiling Range (ºC)Not AvailableSolubility in water (g/L)Miscible
Flash Point (ºC)Not ApplicablepH (1% solution)Not Available
Decomposition Temp (ºC)Not AvailablepH (as supplied)13.2
Autoignition Temp (ºC)Not AvailableVapour Pressure (kPa)Not Available
Upper Explosive Limit (%)Not AvailableSpecific Gravity (water=1)1.19
Lower Explosive Limit (%)Not AvailableRelative Vapour Density (air=1)Not Available
Volatile Component (%vol)Not AvailableEvaporation RateNot Available

 

Section 10 - CHEMICAL STABILITY AND REACTIVITY INFORMATION

CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO INSTABILITY

· Presence of incompatible materials.
· Product is considered stable.
· Hazardous polymerisation will not occur.

For incompatible materials - refer to Section 7 - Handling and Storage.

Section 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS

ACUTE HEALTH EFFECTS CHRONIC HEALTH EFFECTS
■ Causes severe burns. ■ Possible skin sensitiser*.
■ Risk of serious damage to eyes. ■ Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect*.
■ Ingestion may produce health damage*. ■ Cumulative effects may result following exposure*.
■ * (limited evidence). ■ * (limited evidence).

TOXICITY AND IRRITATION

■ unless otherwise specified data extracted from RTECS - Register of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances.
■ Not available. Refer to individual constituents.
■ Asthma- like symptoms may continue for months or even years after exposure to the material ceases. This may be due to a non- allergenic condition known as reactive
airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS) which can occur following exposure to high levels of highly irritating compound.
SODIUM HYDROXIDE:
TOXICITY IRRITATION
Skin (rabbit): 500 mg/24h SEVERE
Eye (rabbit): 0.05 mg/24h SEVERE
Eye (rabbit):1 mg/24h SEVERE
Eye (rabbit):1 mg/30s rinsed-SEVERE
■ The material may produce severe irritation to the eye causing pronounced inflammation. Repeated or prolonged exposure to irritants may produce conjunctivitis. The material may produce severe skin irritation after prolonged or repeated exposure, and may produce a contact dermatitis (nonallergic). This form of dermatitis is often characterised by skin redness (erythema) thickening of the epidermis.<</>. SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE:
TOXICITY IRRITATION
Oral (mouse) LD50: 5800 mg/kg Eye (rabbit): 10 mg - Moderate
Oral (woman) TDLo: 1000 mg/kg Skin (rabbit): 500 mg/24h-Moderate
Oral (rat) LD50: 8910 mg/kg Eye (rabbit): 100 mg - Moderate
■ Hypochlorite salts are classified by IARC as Group 3: NOT classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans. Evidence of carcinogenicity may be inadequate or limited in animal testing. The material may produce moderate eye irritation leading to inflammation. Repeated or prolonged exposure to irritants may produce conjunctivitis. Hypochlorite salts are extremely corrosive and can cause severe damage to the eyes and skin. A number of fibrosarcomas and squamous cell carcinomas were observed in mice treated dermally with repeated subcarcinogenic doses of 4- nitroquinoline- 1- oxide, followed by dermal treatment with sodium hypochlorite. as sodium hypochlorite pentahydrate

 

 

Section 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Harmful to aquatic organisms.
This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste.

Ecotoxicity

IngredientPersistence: Water/SoilPersistence: AirBioaccumulationMobility
sodium hydroxideLOWLOWHIGH
sodium hypochloriteLOW

 

Section 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

· Recycle wherever possible.
· Consult manufacturer for recycling options or consult local or regional waste management authority for disposal if no suitable treatment or disposal facility can be identified.
· Treat and neutralise at an approved treatment plant.
· Treatment should involve: Neutralisation with suitable dilute acid followed by: burial in a land-fill specifically licenced to accept chemical and / or pharmaceutical wastes or Incineration in a licenced apparatus (after admixture with suitable combustible material).
· Containers may still present a chemical hazard/ danger when empty.
· Return to supplier for reuse/ recycling if possible.
Otherwise:
· If container can not be cleaned sufficiently well to ensure that residuals do not remain or if the container cannot be used to store the same product, then puncture containers, to prevent re-use, and bury at an authorised landfill.
· Where possible retain label warnings and MSDS and observe all notices pertaining to the product.

Section 14 - TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Labels Required: CORROSIVE

HAZCHEM:

2X (ADG7)

ADG7:

Class or division: 8 Subsidiary risk: None
UN No.: 1760 UN packing group: II
Special provisions: 274 Packing Instructions: None
Limited quantities: 1 L Portable tanks and bulk containers - Instructions: T11
Portable tanks and bulk containers - Special provisions: TP2; TP27 Packagings and IBCs - Packing instruction: P001; IBC02
Packagings and IBCs - Special packing provisions: None
Shipping Name:CORROSIVE LIQUID, N.O.S. (contains sodium hydroxide sodium hypochlorite)

Land Transport UNDG:

Class or division: 8 Subsidiary risk: None
UN No.: 1760 UN packing group: II
Shipping Name:CORROSIVE LIQUID, N.O.S. (contains sodium hydroxide sodium hypochlorite)

Air Transport IATA:

ICAO/IATA Class: 8 ICAO/IATA Subrisk: None
UN/ID Number: 1760 Packing Group: II
Special provisions: A3
Shipping Name: CORROSIVE LIQUID, N.O.S. *(CONTAINS SODIUM HYDROXIDE SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE)

Maritime Transport IMDG:

IMDG Class: 8 IMDG Subrisk: None
UN Number: 1760 Packing Group: II
EMS Number: F-A , S-B Special provisions: 274
Limited Quantities: 1 L
Shipping Name: CORROSIVE LIQUID, N.O.S.(contains sodium hydroxide sodium hypochlorite)

Section 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION

POISONS SCHEDULE None

REGULATIONS

Regulations for ingredients

sodium hydroxide (CAS: 1310-73-2) is found on the following regulatory lists;

"Australia Exposure Standards","Australia Hazardous Substances","Australia High Volume Industrial Chemical List (HVICL)","Australia Illicit Drug Reagents/Essential Chemicals - Category III","Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","Australia Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP) - Appendix E (Part 2)","Australia Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP) - Appendix F (Part 3)","Australia Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP) - Schedule 5","Australia Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP) - Schedule 6","CODEX General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA) - Additives Permitted for Use in Food in General, Unless Otherwise Specified, in Accordance with GMP","GESAMP/EHS Composite List - GESAMP Hazard Profiles","IMO IBC Code Chapter 17: Summary of minimum requirements","International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) - High Production Volume List","International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Survey: Transparency List","OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals"

sodium hypochlorite (CAS: 7681-52-9,10022-70-5) is found on the following regulatory lists;

"Australia Hazardous Substances","Australia High Volume Industrial Chemical List (HVICL)","Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","GESAMP/EHS Composite List - GESAMP Hazard Profiles","IMO IBC Code Chapter 17: Summary of minimum requirements","International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) - High Production Volume List","OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals"

No data for Wash Plus (CW: 5131-05)

Section 16 - OTHER INFORMATION

INGREDIENTS WITH MULTIPLE CAS NUMBERS

Ingredient Name CAS
sodium hypochlorite 7681-52-9, 10022-70-5

 

CONTACT POINT

Paul Milward-Bason
17 Grandview Parade
Moolap 3221
Victoria Australia

 

■ Classification of the preparation and its individual components has drawn on official and authoritative sources as well as independent review by the Chemwatch Classification committee using available literature references.
A list of reference resources used to assist the committee may be found at:
www.chemwatch.net/references.

 

■ The (M)SDS is a Hazard Communication tool and should be used to assist in the Risk Assessment. Many factors determine whether the reported Hazards are Risks in the workplace or other settings.

 

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Issue Date: 29-Jan-2010

Print Date: 15-Nov-2010

 

 

This is the end of the MSDS.