ZEP MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Acuity Specialty Products Group, Inc.
Material Safety Data Sheet
and Safe Handling and Disposal Information
SECTION I - EMERGENCY CONTACTS
For MSDS Information:
Acuity Specialy Products Group, Inc.
Compliance Services 1-877-I-BUY-ZEP
For Medical Emergency:
(877) 541-2016 Toll Free - All Calls Recorded
For a Transportation Emergency:
(800) 424-9300 - All Calls Recorded
In the District of Columbia (202) 483-7616
SECTION II - HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
** ALPHA OLEFIN SULFONATE, SODIUM SALT ** sulfonic acids, c14-18 alkane and c12-20 alkene and c12-20- alkenehydroxy, sodiumsalts; CAS# 68439-57-6; RTECS# NONE; OSHA PEL N/D; TLV - N/D; EFFECTS - EIR; % IN PROD - 20-30 ** N,N-DIMETHYL-DODECYLAMINE-N-OXIDE ** n-dodecyl_ dimethylamine oxide; CAS# 1643-20-5; RTECS JR6650000 OSHAPEL-N/D ; TLV - N/D; EFFECTS - IRR; % IN PROD - < [email protected]
-Reportable under the SARA 313 Toxic Release Inventory
SECTION III - HEALTH HAZARD DATA
SPECIAL NOTE: MSDS data pertains to the product as dispensed from the container. Adverse health effects would not be expected underrecommended conditions of use (diluted) so long as prescribed safety precautions are practiced.
ACUTE EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE:Contact with this product may irritate eyes and skin. Inflammation of the eye is characterized by redness, watering, and itching. Skininflammation is characterized by itching, scaling, or reddening.
CHRONIC EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE:There are no known effects from chronic exposure to this product. None of the ingredients are listed as carcinogens by IARC, NTP, orOSHA.
EST'D PEL/TLV: Not establishedPRIMARY ROUTES OF ENTRY: N/AHMIS CODES: HEALTH 1; FLAM 0; REACT 0; PERS. PROTECT B; CHRONIC HAZ NOFIRST AID PROCEDURES:SKIN: Flush contaminated skin with plenty of water. Consult a physician if irritation develops.
EYES: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation develops, consult a physician.
INHALE: If symptoms occur, move affected person to fresh air. If symptoms persist, get medical attention promptly.
INGEST: If this product is swallowed, do not induce vomiting. If individual is alert, give plenty of water to drink. Get medical attention at once.
SECTION IV - SPECIAL PRECAUTION INFORMATION
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: Wear neoprene, nitrile, or natural rubber gloves or gloves with proven resistance to the ingredients listed.
EYE PROTECTION: Wear tight-fitting safety glasses when using or handling this product.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Keep face away from spray mist and do not breathe vapors.
VENTILATION: No special measures are required.
SECTION V - PHYSICAL DATA
BOILING POINT (F) - 215 Approx. SPECIFIC GRAVITY - 0.00VAPOR PRESSURE(mmHg) - N/D EVAPORATION RATE (WATER=1) - 1.0VAPOR DENSITY(AIR-1) - N/D pH(CONCENTRATE) - 9.5-10.0SOLUBILITY IN WATER - COMPLETEpH(USE DILUTION OF) - N/A N/AVOC CONTENT (CONCENTRATE) - 0.0% N/AAPPERANCE AND ODOR - A SLIGHTLY VISCOUS AMBER LIQUID HAVING NO DISTINCT ODOR.
SECTION VI - FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA
FLASH POINT(F) (METHOD USED): N/AFLAMMABLE LIMITS:LEL: N/A UEL: N/AEXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Noncombustible.
SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING: Wear self-contained positive pres. breathing apparatus.
UNUSUAL FIRE HAZARDS: Fire exposed drums should be cooled with stream of water.
SECTION VII - REACTIVITY DATA
STABILITY: StableINCOMPATIBILITY(AVOID): None knownPOLYMERIZATION: Will not occur.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION: Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, & oxides of nitrogen
SECTION VIII - SPILL AND DISPOSAL PROCEDURES
STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN CASE MATERIALS IS RELEASED OR SPILLED:Observe safety procedures in section 4 & 9 during clean-up. Absorb spill on an inert absorbent material and place in a suitable wastecontainer or, if permitted, flush to sewer. Rinse area well with water.
WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD:Liquid wastes are not permitted in landfills. This product is not considered a hazardous waste under RCRA. Unusable liquid may be absorbedon an inert absorbent material, drummed, and taken to a chemical or industrial landfill. In some areas disposal by flushing into a sanitarysewer with plenty of water may be permissible. Consult local, state, and federal agencies for proper disposal method in your area.
RCRA HAZ WASTE NOS: N/A
SECTION IX - SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN WHEN HANDLING AND STORINGStore tightly closed container in a dry area at temps. between 40-120 degrees F. Keep product away from skin and eyes. Clothing or shoeswhich become contaminated with substance should be removed promptly and not reworn until thoroughly cleaned. Keep out of the reach ofchildren.
SECTION X - REGULATORY INFORMATION
DOT PROPER SHIPPING NAME: INDUSTRIAL CLEANERS N.O.I.,LIQUID KEEP FROM FREEZINGNOTE: DOT information applies to larger package sizes of affected products. For some products, DOT may require alternate names andlabeling in accordance with packaging group requirements.
DOT HAZARD CLASS: NA DOT PACKING GROUP:DOT I.D. NUMBER: DOT LABEL/PLACARD:EPA TSCA CHEMICAL INVENTORY - ALL INGREDIENTS ARE LISTEDEPA CWA 40CFR PART 117 SUBSTANCE(RQ IN A SINGLE CONTAINER): NONEEPA CAA: N/A
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Adverse effects that are most likely to occur from re-
peated exposure over a long period of time.
Thank you for your interest in, and use of, this product. Acuity Specialty Prod-
This estimated, time-weighted-average, exposure limit, de-
ucts Group is pleased to be of service to you by supplying this Material Safety
veloped by using a formula provided by the ACGIH, pertains to airborne con-
Data Sheet for your files. Acuity Specialty Products Group is concerned for
centrations from the product as a whole. This value should serve as guide for
your health and safety. This product and all others supplied by Acuity Specialty
providing safe workplace conditions to nearly all workers.
Products Group companies can be used safely with proper protective equipment and proper handling practices consistent with label instructions and the MSDS.
Hazardous Material Identification System - a rating system
Before using any this product, be sure to read the complete label and the Material
developed, by the National Paint and Coating Association for estimating the
hazard potential of a chemical under normal workplace conditions. These risk estimates are indicated by a numerical rating given in each of three hazard areas
As a further word of caution, Acuity Specialty Products Group wishes to advise
(Health/ Flammability/Reactivity) ranging from a low of zero to a high of 4.
that serious accidents have resulted from the misuse of “emptied” containers.
The presence of a chronic hazard is indicated by a "YES". Consult HMIS train-
“Empty” containers retain residue (liquid and/or vapor) and can be dangerous.
ing guides for Personal Protection letter codes, which indicate necessary protec-
DO NOT pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind or expose such con-
tainers to heat, flame, sparks, or other sources of ignition; they may explode or
PRIMARY ROUTE OF ENTRY:
The way one or more hazardous ingredients
develop harmful vapors and possibly cause injury or death. Clean empty con-
may enter the body and cause a generalized systemic or specific-organ toxic effect.
tainers by triple rinsing with water or an appropriate solvent. Empty containers
Ingestion - A primary route of exposure through swallowing of mate-
must be sent to a drum reconditioner before reuse.
TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
Inhalation - A primary route of exposure through breathing of vapors.
Listed Alphabetically by Section
A primary route of exposure through contact with the skin.
SECTION II: HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
SECTION IV: SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Carcinogen - A chemical listed by the National Toxicology Program
Where respiratory protection is recommended, use only MSHA and NIOSH ap-
(NTP), the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) or OSHA as a
definite or possible human cancer causing agent.
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Chemical Abstract Services Registry Number - A universally accepted
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
numbering system for chemical substances.
SECTION V: PHYSICAL DATA
Combustible - At temperatures between 100°F and 200°F chemical gives
off enough vapor to ignite if a source of ignition is present as tested with a
Refers to the rate of change from the liquid state to
the vapor state at ambient temperature and pressure in comparison to a given
Central Nervous System depressant that reduces the activity of the brain
and spinal cord.
A value representing the acidity or alkalinity of an aqueous solution
(Highly Acidic pH = 1; Neutral pH = 7; Highly Alkaline pH = 14)
Corrosive - Causes irreversible injury to living tissue (e.g. burns).
The percentage or amount in pounds per gallon of the prod-
Chemical and common names of hazardous ingredients.
uct that is regulated as a Volatile Organic Compound under the Clean Air Act
Eye Irritant Only - Causes reversible reddening and/or inflammation of eye tis-
of 1990 and various state jurisdictions.
SOLUBILITY IN WATER:
A description of the ability of the product to dis-
The time weighted average (TWA) airborne concentra-
tion at which most workers can be exposed without any expected adverse ef-fects. Primary sources include ACGIH TLVs, and OSHA PELs.
SECTION VII: REACTIVITY DATA
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
Breakdown products expected to be
"The concentration that should not be exceeded in the workplace
produced upon product decomposition by extreme heat or fire.
during any part of the working exposure." Source, ACGIH
Keep product away from listed substances or condi-
Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Permissible Exposure Limit - A set of time weighted average exposure
Indicates the tendency of the product's molecules to com-
values, established by OSHA, for a normal 8-hour day and a 40-hour work-
bine with themselves in a chemical reaction releasing excess pressure and heat.
Indicates the susceptibility of the product to decompose sponta-
Parts per million - unit of measure for exposure limits.
Skin contact with substance can contribute to overall exposure.
SECTION VIII: SPILL AND DISPOSAL PROCEDURES
Short Term Exposure Limit - Maximum concentration for a continu-
ous 15-minute exposure period.
RCRA WASTE NOs:
RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act)
Threshold Limit Value - A set of time weighted average exposure lim-
waste codes (40 CFR 261) applicable to the disposal of spilled or unusable
its, established by the ACGIH, for a normal 8-hour day and a 40-hour work-
SECTION X: TRANSPORTATION DATA
Flammable - At temperatures under 100°F, chemical gives off enough va-
pors to ignite if a source of ignition is present as tested with a closed cup tester.
Clean Water Act - Federal law that regulates chemical releases to bodies
Chemical substances that are determined to
be potential health or physical hazards based on the criteria established in the
Reportable Quantity - The amount of the specific ingredient that, when
spilled to the ground and, can enter a storm sewer or natural watershed, must be
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard - 29 CFR 1910.1200
reported to the National Response Center, and other regulatory agencies.
Highly toxic - the probable lethal dose for a 70 kg (150 lb.) man, which
may be approximated as less than 6 teaspoons (2 tablespoons)
Toxic Substances Control Act - A federal law requiring all commercial
chemical substances to appear on an inventory maintained by the EPA.
Irritant - Causes reversible effects in living tissues (e.g. inflammation) -
primarily skin and eyes.
Not Applicable - Category is not appropriate for this product.
All statements, technical information, and recommendations contained herein
Not Determined - Insufficient information to make a determination for this
are based on available scientific tests or data that we believe to be reliable. The
accuracy and completeness of such data are not warranted or guaranteed. We
Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances - an unreviewed
cannot anticipate all conditions under which this information and our products,
listing of published toxicology data on chemical substances.
or the products of other manufacturers in combination with our products, may
Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act - Section 313 designates
be used. Acuity Specialty Products Group assumes no liability or responsibility
certain chemicals for possible reporting for the Toxic Chemical Release Inventory.
for loss or damage resulting from the improper use or handling of our products,
Sensitizer - Causes allergic reaction after repeated exposure.
from incompatible product combinations, or from the failure to follow instruc-
Toxic - The probable lethal dose for a 70 kg (150 kg) man is one ounce
tions, warnings, and advisories in the product label and Material Safety Data
SECTION III: HEALTH HAZARD DATA
An adverse effect on the human body from a single expo-
sure with symptoms developing almost immediately after exposure or within a
relatively short time.
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