The Glass Fibre Roofing Company Ltd
SAFETY DATA SHEET
1 IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION AND OF THE COMPANY/UNDERTAKING
PRODUCT NAME ACETONE
APPLICATION General chemical reagent
SUPPLIER The Glass Fibre Roofing Company Ltd
Units 1 and 2 Poplar Road
2 HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Highly flammable. Irritating to eyes. Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking. Vapor may cause drowsiness and dizziness.
3 COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
EU INDEX NO. 606-001-00-8
EC No. 200-662-2
4 FIRST-AID MEASURES
Remove victim immediately from source of exposure. Provide rest, warmth and fresh air. Get medical attention if any discomfort continues.
Do not induce vomiting. Immediately rinse mouth and drink plenty of water. Get medical attention immediately!
Immediately remove contaminated clothing. Wash the skin immediately with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation persists after washing.
Promptly wash eyes with plenty of water or eye wash solution while lifting the eyelids. If possible remove any contact lenses and continue to wash. Get medical attention immediately.
5 FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES
Water spray, foam, dry powder or carbon dioxide.
UNUSUAL FIRE & EXPLOSION HAZARDS
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE! Vapours are heavier than air and may spread near ground to sources of ignition. Forms explosive mixtures with air.
PROTECTIVE MEASURES IN FIRE
Self contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing must be worn in case of fire.
6 ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Wear protective clothing as described in Section 8 of this safety data sheet.
SPILL CLEAN UP METHODS
Remove sources of ignition. Small Spillages Absorb with inert, non-combustible material. Large Spillages Dam and absorb spillages with sand, earth or other non-combustible material. Collect spillage in containers, seal securely and deliver for disposal according to local regulations. Containers with collected spillage must be properly labelled with correct contents and hazard symbol. Wash spillage site well with water and detergent, be aware of the potential for surfaces to become slippery. Ventilate well.
7 HANDLING AND STORAGE
Avoid spilling, skin and eye contact. Static electricity and formation of sparks must be prevented. Eliminate all sources of ignition.
Flammable/combustible - Keep away from oxidizers, heat and flames. Store in tightly closed original container in a dry and cool place.
Flammable liquid storage.
8 EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Name Std TWA - 8 hrs STEL - 15 min
ACETONE OES 500ppm 3620 mg/m3
Provide adequate ventilation, including appropriate local extraction, to ensure that the defined workplace exposure limit is not exceeded. Explosion-proof general and local exhaust ventilation.
In case of inadequate ventilation use suitable respirator.
Wear protective gloves. Butyl rubber. Polyethylene/Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (PE/EVAL).
Wear approved safety goggles.
Wear suitable protective clothing as protection against splashing or contamination. Provide eyewash station.
DO NOT SMOKE IN WORK AREA! Wash at the end of each work shift, before eating, smoking and using the toilet. Wash promptly if skin becomes wet or contaminated. Promptly remove any clothing that becomes wet or contaminated. When using do not eat, drink or smoke.
9 PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Dispose of waste and residues in accordance with local authority requirements.
SOLUBILITY Miscible with water.
BOILING POINT (°C) 56.2 MELTING POINT (°C) -95.4
RELATIVE DENSITY 0.79 VAPOUR DENSITY (air=1) 2.01
VAPOUR PRESSURE 233 hPa 20
pH-VALUE, DILUTED SOLUTION 5-6 (400 g/l, water, 20°C)
FLASH POINT (°C) < -20
AUTO IGNITION TEMPERATURE (°C) 538
FLAMMABILITY LIMIT - LOWER(%) 2.6 FLAMMABILITY LIMIT - UPPER(%) 13
10 STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stable under normal temperature conditions.
CONDITIONS TO AVOID
Avoid heat, flames and other sources of ignition.
MATERIALS TO AVOID
Bases, alkalies (inorganic). Bases, alkalies (organic). Strong oxidising substances. Nitric acid.
11 TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
TOXIC DOSE 1 - LD 50 5800 mg/kg (oral rat)
High concentrations of vapors may irritate respiratory system and lead to headache, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. Vapors may cause
drowsiness and dizziness.
Gastrointestinal symptoms, including upset stomach. Headache. Nausea, vomiting.
Product has a de-fatting effect on skin.
Risk of corneal damage.
12 ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Low acute toxicity to aquatic organisms. Although not classified as environmentally hazardous, harmful effects cannot be excluded in the event of improper handling or disposal.
LC 50, 96 Hrs, FISH mg/l 8300 (L. macrochirus)
EC 50, 48 Hrs, DAPHNIA, mg/l 12600 (Daphnia magna)
The product is soluble in water.
Low bioaccumulation potential.
13 DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
14 TRANSPORT INFORMATION
UK ROAD CLASS 3
PROPER SHIPPING NAME ACETONE
UN NO. ROAD ADR 1090 UK ROAD PACK GR. II
CLASS NO. ADR 3 ADR CLASS Class 3: Flammable liquids.
PACK GROUP II ADR LABEL NO. 3
HAZCHEM CODE 2YE CEFIC TEC(R) NO. 30GF1-I+II II
RID CLASS NO. 3 RID PACK GROUP II
UN NO. SEA 1090 IMDG CLASS 3
IMDG PAGE NO. 3 IMDG PACK GR. II
EMS F-E, S-D MFAG See Guide
MARINE POLLUTANT No. UN NO. AIR 1090
AIR CLASS 3 AIR PACK GR. II
15 REGULATORY INFORMATION
Irritant Highly Flammable
R11 Highly flammable.
R36 Irritating to eyes.
R66 Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.
R67 Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness.
S2 Keep out of the reach of children
S9 Keep container in a well-ventilated place.
S16 Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.
S26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
UK REGULATORY REFERENCES
Highly Flammable Liquid Regulations 1972. Fire precautions Act 1971.
Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging) Regulations. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health.
APPROVED CODE OF PRACTICE
Classification and Labeling of Substances and Preparations Dangerous for Supply. COSHH essentials: Easy steps to control chemicals. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations.
Workplace Exposure Limits EH40. Introduction to Local Exhaust Ventilation HS(G)37.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended)
16 OTHER INFORMATION
REVISION COMMENTS General rewrite
REVISION DATE March 2004
The information in this document has been compiled on the basis of our current knowledge and
is believed to be in accordance with the requirements of the Dangerous Substances directive,
Dangerous Preparations Directive and Safety Data Sheets Directive. The information relates
to the specific material designated and may not be valid for such material used in combination
with any other materials or in any particular conditions or process. The conditions and extent
of storage and use of material are outside of our control and within the control of the possessor
or user. Consequently it is the responsibility of the possessor or user to satisfy themselves as
to the completeness of such information and the suitability of the material for their own
particular circumstances, conditions or use.