Information provided in MSDS

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A Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a Document that provides workers with procedures for safely handling or working with a particular cargo or substance

Information provided in the Cargo/Material data sheet (MSDS)

The safety data sheet shall include the following 16 headings

SECTION 1: Identification of the substance/mixture and of the company/undertaking

1.1. Product identifier

1.2. Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against

1.3. Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet

1.4. Emergency telephone number

SECTION 2: Hazards identification

2.1. Classification of the substance or mixture

2.2. Label elements

2.3. Other hazards

SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients

3.1. Substances

3.2. Mixtures

SECTION 4: First aid measures

4.1. Description of first aid measures

4.2. Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

4.3. Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

SECTION 5: Firefighting measures

5.1. Extinguishing media

5.2. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

5.3. Advice for firefighters

SECTION 6: Accidental release measures

6.1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

6.2. Environmental precautions

6.3. Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

6.4. Reference to other sections

SECTION 7: Handling and storage

7.1. Precautions for safe handling

7.2. Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

7.3. Specific end use(s)

SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection

8.1. Control parameters

8.2. Exposure controls

SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties

9.1. Information on basic physical and chemical properties

9.2. Other information

SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity

10.1. Reactivity

10.2. Chemical stability

10.3. Possibility of hazardous reactions

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10.4. Conditions to avoid

10.5. Incompatible materials

10.6. Hazardous decomposition products

SECTION 11: Toxicological information

11.1. Information on toxicological effects

SECTION 12: Ecological information

12.1. Toxicity

12.2. Persistence and degradability

12.3. Bioaccumulative potential

12.4. Mobility in soil

12.5. Results of PBT and vPvB assessment

12.6. Other adverse effects

SECTION 13: Disposal considerations

13.1. Waste treatment methods

SECTION 14: Transport information

14.1. UN number

14.2. UN proper shipping name

14.3. Transport hazard class(es)

14.4. Packing group

14.5. Environmental hazards

14.6. Special precautions for user

14.7. Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL73/78 and the IBC Code

SECTION 15: Regulatory information

15.1. Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture

15.2. Chemical safety assessment

SECTION 16: Other information

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