Rio Grande 2014 Tools and Equipment Catalog - page 783

Please Note:
These regulations and shipping charges continue to be
reviewed by the federal government. For the most up-to-date information,
please inquire when you order.
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This product contains a blend of crystalline silica. Prolonged inhalation of this product may be harmful. IARC reports that there is sufficient evidence in
humans for the carcinogenicity of inhaled crystalline silica in forms of quartz or cristabolite from occupational sources. Symptoms may not appear until
permanent lung damage has occurred. Persons who use this product should have periodic physical examinations for silica exposure. Work areas should be
periodically tested to determine the amount of airborne crystalline silica compared to OSHA and MSHA accepted standards.
ALWAYS wear NIOSH-approved breathing protection for crystalline silica dust when working with product or when possible exposure to product dust exists.
Users must comply with all applicable health and safety regulations relating to the safe handling of crystalline silica. See MSDS for information.
California Prop 65 Warning: This product contains crystalline silica, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.
Some products in this catalog contain silica. Please watch for silica warnings such as the one below and follow them carefully.
A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a reference document that provides
crucial safety data about a specific product. In addition to identifying
potentially hazardous ingredients, the MSDS provides cautions and warnings
about the potential side effects of improper use and describes first-aid or
emergency procedures. You should be familiar with the safe handling, storage
and disposal of any product you use, and the MSDS is an excellent source for
this information. The MSDS gives guidelines for safe disposal and spill control
for different chemical substances. Operational guidelines for use of a specific
chemical in your shop are provided by an instruction sheet, and not by
an MSDS.
If you have employees, you are required by law to keep an MSDS on file
for every product you use in your operation and make it available to any
employee. The “Hazard Communication” law (CFR 1910.1200) requires that
employers provide employees with certain information and training about
the chemicals they are exposed to in the workplace, and the MSDS is an
integral part of that training process.
This law also contains other regulations to safeguard the health and well-
being of your employees. It’s your obligation to learn about the requirements
of this legislation. As more becomes known about the effects of different
chemicals, it’s important to stay informed and take reasonable precautions to
protect yourself and everyone who works with you from avoidable hazards.
Material Safety Data Sheets are prepared in accordance with federally
established standards for hazard communication. Although the technical
language of an MSDS may be a little intimidating, it’s an excellent idea to
familiarize yourself with the information contained in these documents.
The most crucial information on any MSDS is the first-aid, spill and waste
disposal information. This section also explains precautions necessary
to adequately protect anyone working with the named chemicals before
a problem arises.
Because the MSDS is regulated by law and must contain all information
that might have an impact on the health or well-being of anyone using
the products described, it may, at times, seem overstated to a person who
is familiar with the product. However, the preparer of the MSDS cannot
assume any safety awareness on the part of the reader and does not know
the circumstances of the reader’s use of the product. Safety-conscious work
practices are essential for maintaining a safe work environment.
What You Need to Know
The Department of Transportation (DOT) Emergency Response
Communication Standard was established January 1, 1991. This federal
regulation concerns the shipping of chemicals deemed hazardous by the
DOT and governs the labeling and handling of a variety of materials. Some
products have restricted air shipping and some carry restricted ground
transportation charges; other products can be shipped by air but carry
additional charges. All hazardous products are shipped according to a class/
division. Hazardous shipping charges may apply. All shipping charges may
change without notice; please inquire about exact charges when ordering.
See page 784 for more information about shipping hazardous materials.
Supplier Name:
Identifies the company
supplying the Material Safety Data Sheet for this
Product Name:
Identifies the product and order
number at a glance for convenient filing of your
When the MSDS was written or when
it was last updated.
Emergency Information:
Gives the product
emergency contact information.
Ingredients/Exposure Limit Information:
Lists all potentially hazardous ingredients. The
ratings in this section can give medical
personnel important toxicity information. The
CAS# is a unique number assigned to a chemical.
It is recognized worldwide, so the ingredients can
be readily identified. The Threshold Limit Value
(TLV) is the concentration a worker can be
exposed to for eight hours, five days a week,
without suffering ill effects. The Permissible
Exposure Limit (PEL) is a similar rating that gives
the legal limit for exposure to a specific chemical.
These ratings are expressed in parts per million in
the air, or as milligrams per cubic meter of air.
Physical Properties:
Gives important identifying
information about the product. In the event of
a large spill, this can help emergency personnel
establish a containment plan.
Fire and Explosion Hazard Data:
important information such as a product’s
flashpoint and the way a certain product may
react to fire. It also lists specific fire-extinguishing
Reactivity Data:
Contains vital information
about the possible reactions between this
product and other products in your shop.
Health Hazard Data:
Lists the primary ways
a person is exposed, the symptoms of over-
exposure and first-aid procedures for eye contact,
skin contact, inhalation and ingestion.
Precautions for Safe Handling:
actions to take for spills, handling wastes and
storing the product. Also lists community right-
to-know requirements.
Employee Protection Measures:
ventilation requirements and lists personal
protective measures and equipment needed,
such as gloves, goggles or respirators.
What you will find on an MSDS:
Example of an MSDS:
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