COAL FLY ASH (cas 68131-74-8) MSDS

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1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE MATERIAL AND SUPPLIE Supplier Name BLUE CIRCLE SOUTHERN CEMENT LIMITE Address Clunies Ross Street, Prospect, NSW, AUSTRALIA, 2148
Telephone (02) 9033 4000
Fax (02) 9033 4055
Emergency 1800 033 111
Email
Web Site http://www.bluecirclesoutherncement.com.au/

Synonym(s) UNI-RENDER ?? PRO-RENDE Use(s) RENDE 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
CLASSIFIED AS HAZARDOUS ACCORDING TO NOHSC CRITERIA

NOT CLASSIFIED AS A DANGEROUS GOOD BY THE CRITERIA OF THE ADG CODE
UN No. None Allocated Hazchem Code Pkg Group
None Allocated None Allocated
DG Class None Allocated Subsidiary Risk(s) EPG None Allocated
None Allocated

3. COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Ingredient Formula Conc. CAS No.
SILICA, CRYSTALLINE - QUARTZ Si-O2 >60% 14808-60-7
PORTLAND CEMENT Not Available 10-30% 65997-15-1
ADDITIVES Not Available <10% Not Available
CALCIUM CARBONATE Ca-CO3 <10% 1317-65-3
FLY ASH Not Available <10% 68131-74-8
GROUND BLAST FURNACE SLAG Not Available <10% 65997-69-2
HYDRATED LIME Not Available <10% Not Available
HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM (CONTAMINANT) Not Available <0.1% Not Available

4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Eye Hold eyelids apart and flush continuously with water. Continue until advised to stop by the Poisons Information
Centre, a doctor, or for at least 15 minutes. Keep patient calm.
Inhalation If over exposure occurs leave exposure area immediately. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
Skin Remove contaminated clothing and gently flush affected areas with water. Seek medical attention if irritation
develops. Launder clothing before reuse.
Ingestion DO NOT induce vomiting. Immediately wash out mouth with water, and then give water to drink. Seek medical
attention.
Advice to Treat symptomatically
Doctor
First Aid Eye wash facilities should be available.

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5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Flammability Non flammable. No fire or explosion hazard exists.

Fire and Non flammable. No fire or explosion hazard exists.
Explosion
Extinguishing Non flammable.
Hazchem Code None Allocated

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Spillage If spilt (bulk), contact emergency services if appropriate. Wear dust-proof goggles, PVA/rubber gloves, a Class P1
(Particulate) respirator (where an inhalation risk exists), coveralls and rubber boots. Clear area of all unprotected
personnel. Prevent spill entering drains or waterways. Collect and place in sealable containers for disposal or
reuse. Avoid generating dust.

7. STORAGE AND HANDLING
Storage Store in cool, dry, well ventilated area, removed from moisture, oxidising agents (eg. hydrogen fluoride,
phosphorus oxide), acids, ethanol, interhalogens (eg. chlorine trifluoride) and foodstuffs. Ensure packages are
adequately labelled, protected from physical damage and sealed when not in use.
Handling Before use carefully read the product label. Use of safe work practices are recommended to avoid eye or skin
contact and inhalation. Observe good personal hygiene, including washing hands before eating. Prohibit eating,
drinking and smoking in contaminated areas.

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION
Ventilation Do not inhale dust/ powder. Use with adequate natural ventilation. Where a dust inhalation hazard exists,
mechanical extraction ventilation is recommended. Maintain dust levels below the recommended exposure
standard.
Exposure SILICA, CRYSTALLINE - QUARTZ (14808-60-7)
ES-TWA: 0.1 mg/m3 (Silica Quartz, respirable, NOHSC)
Standards
ES-TWA#: 0.1 mg/m3 (QLD); 0.15 mg/m3 (NSW)
WES-TWA: 0.2 mg/m3
PORTLAND CEMENT (65997-15-1)
ES-TWA: 10 mg/m3 Portland Cement
ES-TWA#: 0.05 mg/m3 Chromium (VI) Compounds (contaminant)
WES-TWA: 10 mg/m3
CALCIUM CARBONATE (1317-65-3)
ES-TWA: 10 mg/m3
WES-TWA: 10 mg/m3
HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM (CONTAMINANT) (Not Available)
ES-TWA: 0.05 mg/m3.


PPE Wear dust-proof goggles and rubber or PVC gloves. Where an inhalation risk exists, wear a Class P1 (Particulate)
Respirator. When using large quantities or where heavy contamination is likely, wear coveralls. At high dust
levels, wear a Full-face Class P3 (Particulate) or an Air-line respirator.




9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Appearance GREY TO OFF-WHITE POWDER Solubility (water) SLIGHTLY SOLUBLE
Odour SLIGHT SWEET ODOUR Specific Gravity NOT AVAILABLE


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pH 11 - 13 % Volatiles NOT AVAILABLE
Vapour Pressure NOT AVAILABLE Flammability NON FLAMMABLE
Vapour Density NOT AVAILABLE Flash Point NOT RELEVANT
Melting Point NOT AVAILABLE Upper Explosion Limit NOT RELEVANT
Boiling Point NOT AVAILABLE Lower Explosion Limit NOT RELEVANT
Evaporation Rate NOT AVAILABLE Autoignition Temperature NOT AVAILABLE
0.1 mg/m3 Crystalline silica quartz
Density 1700 - 1900 kg/m3 Exposure Standard
(respirable)

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Incompatible with oxidising agents (eg hypochlorites), ethanol, acids (eg hydrofluoric acid) and interhalogens (eg
Reactivity
chlorine trifluoride). Water contact may increase product temperature 2-3 C.
Decomposition May evolve toxic gases if heated to decomposition.
Products

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Health Hazard Slightly corrosive. Avoid eye or skin contact or dust inhalation. This product has the potential to cause acute and
chronic health effects with over exposure. In the wet state, this product does not present an inhalation hazard.
Summary
Silica quartz can cause silicosis (lung disease) with chronic over exposure. Both crystalline silica and hexavalent
chromium compounds are classified as carcinogenic to humans (IARC Group 1).
Corrosive. Severe irritant upon contact with powder/ dust. Over exposure may result in pain, redness, corneal
Eye
burns and ulceration with possible permanent damage.
Slightly corrosive. Over exposure may result in severe mucous membrane irritation & bronchitis. Hexavalent
Inhalation
chromium is reported to cause respiratory sensitisation, however due to the trace amount present, a hazard is not
anticipated under normal conditions of use.
Slightly corrosive. Prolonged and repeated contact with powder or wetted form may result in skin rash, dermatitis
Skin
and sensitisation.
Slightly corrosive. Ingestion may result in burns to the mouth and throat, with vomiting and abdominal pain. Due to
Ingestion
product form, ingestion is not considered a likely exposure route.
SILICA, CRYSTALLINE - QUARTZ (14808-60-7)
Toxicity Data
Carcinogenicity: Classified as a human carcinogen (IARC Group 1)
HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM (CONTAMINANT) (Not Available)
Carcinogenicity: Confirmed human carcinogen (IARC Group 1)
Health Surveillance: Required [NOHSC:1005(1994)]
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Environment Limited ecotoxicity data was available for this product at the time this report was prepared. Ensure appropriate
measures are taken to prevent this product from entering the environment.

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Waste Disposal Reuse or recycle where possible. Alternatively, ensure product is covered with moist soil to prevent dust
generation and dispose of to an approved landfill site. Contact the manufacturer for additional information.
Legislation Dispose of in accordance with relevant local legislation.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
NOT CLASSIFIED AS A DANGEROUS GOOD BY THE CRITERIA OF THE ADG CODE

Shipping Name None Allocated
UN No. None Allocated DG Class None Allocated Subsidiary Risk(s) None Allocated
Pkg Group None Allocated Hazchem Code None Allocated EPG None Allocated

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Poison A poison schedule number has not been allocated to this product using the criteria in the Standard for the
Schedule Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP).
AICS All chemicals listed on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS).

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16. OTHER INFORMATION
Additional CEMENT CONTACT DERMATITIS: Individuals using wet cement, mortar, grout or concrete could be at risk of
developing cement dermatitis. Symptoms of exposure include itchy, tender, swollen, hot, cracked or blistering
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skin with the potential for sensitisation. The dermatitis is due to the presence of soluble (hexavalent) chromium.

RESPIRATORS: In general the use of respirators should be limited and engineering controls employed to avoid
exposure. If respiratory equipment must be worn ensure correct respirator selection and training is undertaken.
Remember that some respirators may be extremely uncomfortable when used for long periods. The use of air
powered or air supplied respirators should be considered where prolonged or repeated use is necessary.

ABBREVIATIONS:
mg/m3 - Milligrams per cubic metre
ppm - Parts Per Million
TWA/ES - Time Weighted Average or Exposure Standard.
CNS - Central Nervous System
NOS - Not Otherwise Specified
pH - relates to hydrogen ion concentration - this value will relate to a scale of 0 - 14, where 0 is highly acidic and
14 is highly alkaline.
CAS# - Chemical Abstract Service number - used to uniquely identify chemical compounds.
M - moles per litre, a unit of concentration.
IARC - International Agency for Research on Cancer.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT GUIDELINES:
The recommendation for protective equipment contained within this Chem Alert report is provided as a guide
only. Factors such as method of application, working environment, quantity used, product concentration and the
availability of engineering controls should be considered before final selection of personal protective equipment is
made.

HEALTH EFFECTS FROM EXPOSURE:
It should be noted that the effects from exposure to this product will depend on several factors including:
frequency and duration of use; quantity used; effectiveness of control measures; protective equipment used and
method of application. Given that it is impractical to prepare a Chem Alert report which would encompass all
possible scenarios, it is anticipated that users will assess the risks and apply control methods where appropriate.

COLOUR RATING SYSTEM: RMT has assigned all Chem Alert reports a colour rating of Green, Amber or Red
for the sole purpose of providing users with a quick and easy means of determining the hazardous nature of a
product. Safe handling recommendations are provided in all Chem Alert reports so as to clearly identify how
users can control the hazards and thereby reduce the risk (or likelihood) of adverse effects. As a general
guideline, a Green colour rating indicates a low hazard, an Amber colour rating indicates a moderate hazard and
a Red colour rating indicates a high hazard.

While all due care has been taken by RMT in the preparation of the Colour Rating System, it is intended as a
guide only and RMT does not provide any warranty in relation to the accuracy of the Colour Rating System. As
far as is lawfully possible, RMT accepts no liability or responsibility whatsoever for the actions or omissions of
any person in reliance on the Colour Rating System.
This document has been compiled by RMT on behalf of the manufacturer of the product and serves as the
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manufacturer's Material Safety Data Sheet ('MSDS').

It is based on information concerning the product which has been provided to RMT by the manufacturer or
obtained from third party sources and is believed to represent the current state of knowledge as to the
appropriate safety and handling precautions for the product at the time of issue. Further clarification regarding
any aspect of the product should be obtained directly from the manufacturer.

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