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WPA 200 Powder - Safety Data Sheet

Hazardous Substance, NON - Dangerous Goods Australia

1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Product Name

WPA 200 Powder

Recommended Use

Powder component of a two-part waterproofing membrane

Supplier

Waterproofing Products Australia Pty Ltd

Address

PO Box 1213 Archerfield BC, Queensland 4108

Telephone numbers

+61 (7) 3722 3700

Facsimile number

+61 (7) 3722 3711

Email

info@waterproofingproductsaustralia.com.au

Australian Poisons Information Centre

13 11 26

 

2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Statement of hazardous / dangerous nature

This material is hazardous according to health criteria of NOHSC Australia. Not classified as Dangerous Goods by the criteria of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) for transport by Road and Rail.

Classification

Hazardous, Irritant.

Risk Phrases

Risk of serious eye damage. Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin. Harmful by inhalation. May cause cancer by inhalation. Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness and cracking.

 

3. COMPOSITION INFORMATION

4. FIRST AID MEASURES

If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre (Phone 131 126)

 

Inhalation

Remove patient from exposure - avoid becoming a casualty. Remove contaminated clothing and loosen remaining clothing. Allow patient to assume most comfortable position and keep warm. Keep at rest until fully recovered. Seek medical advice if effects persist.

Ingestion

Rinse mouth with water. If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Give a glass of water to drink. Never give anything by the mouth to an unconscious patient. If vomiting occurs give further water. Seek medical advice.

Skin Contact

If skin or hair contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and flush skin and hair with running water. If swelling, redness, blistering or irritation occurs seek medical assistance.

Eye Contact

If in eyes, hold eyelids apart and flush the eyes continuously with running water. Continue flushing until advised to stop by the Poisons Information Centre or a Doctor; or for at least 15 minutes and transport to Doctor or Hospital.

Notes to Physician

Treat symptomatically. Effects may be delayed.

 

5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

Flammability

Will not ignite readily.

Extinguishing media

All extinguishing media can be used.

List of dangerous decomposition or combustion products

Carbon oxides, Nitrogen oxides, fumes and smoke.

 

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Small Spills

Wear protective equipment to prevent skin and eye contamination. Shovel up and place in a suitable container for disposal.

Large Spills

Wear protective equipment to prevent skin and eye contamination. Contain - prevent run off into drains and waterways. Use absorbent (soil, sand or other inert material). Collect and seal in properly labelled containers or drums for disposal. If contamination of sewers or waterways has occurred advise local emergency services

Precautions for clean-up crew

May be slippery when spilt. Avoid accidents, clean up immediately.

 

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling

Employ safe lifting techniques. Avoid eye contact and repeated or prolonged skin contact. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment. Workers should wash hands and face before eating, drinking and smoking.

Storage

Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place and out of direct sunlight. Store away from incompatible materials described in Section 10. Keep containers closed when not in use - check regularly for leaks. Prevent from freezing.

 

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

National occupational exposure limits

No value assigned for this specific material by the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC Australia).

Engineering Measures

Class P1 or dust mask when mixing dry product. Once product is mixed with water, no special respiratory protection is required.

Personal protective equipment

Class P1 or dusk mask, Overalls, Safety Shoes, Safety Glasses, Nitrile Rubber Gloves.

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Physical State

Powder.

Colour

Grey

Odour

None

Boiling Point

>100°C.

Flash Point

Not applicable.

Flammability Limits

Not flammable.

pH (1:1 with water)

 >11

Specific Gravity (20°C)

Approx. 2.0

Solubility in Water

Slightly soluble forming an alkaline product.

 

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Chemical Stability

This material is thermally stable when stored and used as directed.

Conditions to avoid

High temperatures.

Materials to avoid

Strong acids.

Hazardous decomposition products

On exposure to high temperatures, may decompose, releasing toxic gases. Will harden on exposure to moisture. Large quantities will exotherm when mixed with water.

 

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Potential acute health effects

Inhalation

May cause irritation to the nasal passages.

Ingestion

May cause burning sensation and abdominal discomfort. Corrosive to

mouth and throat.

Skin Contact

May cause irritation to the skin.

Eye Contact

May cause irritation to the eyes.

Chronic Effects

Long term exposure to high dust concentrations may cause changes in lung function. I.e. Pneumoconiosis; caused by particles less than 0.5 microns penetrating and remaining in the lung. Prime symptom is

breathlessness; lung shadows show on X-ray. There is some evidence that inhaling this product (in dry powder form) is more likely to cause a sensitisation reaction in some persons compared to the general population. There is limited evidence that, skin contact with this product is more likely to cause a sensitisation reaction in some persons compared to the general population. Respiratory sensitisation may result in allergic/asthma like responses; from coughing and minor breathing difficulties to bronchitis with wheezing, gasping.

 

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Environmental effects

No data available for the product.

 

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Refer to State/Territory Land Waste Management Authority.

 

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Classification

Not classified.

UN No

Not applicable.

Toxic Packaging Group

Not applicable.

Hazchem

Not applicable.

 

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

DG Class

None allocated

Hazchem Code

None allocated

Poisons Schedule

Not scheduled

Hazard Category

Toxic, Irritant

 

16. OTHER INFORMATION

Material Safety Data Sheets are updated frequently. Please ensure that you have a current copy. If clarification or further information is needed to ensure that an appropriate risk assessment can be made, the user should contact Waterproofing Products Australia Pty. Ltd. Waterproofing Products Australia Pty. Ltd. makes no representation as to the completeness and accuracy of the data contained in this data sheet. It is the user’s obligation to evaluate and use this product safely, and to comply with all relevant Federal, State and Local Government laws and regulations. Waterproofing Products Australia Pty. Ltd. shall not be responsible for loss, damage or injury resulting from reliance upon or failure to adhere to any recommendation or information contained herein, from abnormal use of the material, or any hazard inherent in the nature of the material.