MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET 029-3
May be used to comply with OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard,
29CFR 1910. 1200. Standard must be consulted for specific requirements.
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*N/A=No information available *N/AP=Not Applicable
Section 1 - Company and Chemical Identification
EMERGENCY PHONE: 800-535-5053
BLIND INDUSTRIES AND SERVICES OF MARYLAND
3345 WASHINGTON BLVD PHONE: 888-322-4567
BALTIMORE, MD 21227 DATE: AUGUST 12, 2004
PRODUCT USE: FLOOR FINISH STRIPPER
Section 2 - Hazardous Ingredients/Identity
Component(s) (chemical & common name) OSHA ACGIH Other Exposure % CAS
PEL TLV Limits (optional) NO
Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether 50ppm 25ppm 111-76-2
Monoethanolamine 3ppm 3ppm 141-43-5
Sodium Hydroxide 2MG/CUM 1310-50-4
N-Methyl-2-Pyrolidone (Non-hazardous) 80ppm 872-50-4
Water (Non-hazardous) 7732-18-5
NPCA-HMIS Rating: Health -3 Flammability -0 Reactivity - 1 PPE -X
Section 3 - Health Hazard Identification
Severe irritation or chemical burns to eyes/skin None
Signs and Symptoms of Exposure:
Dizziness, drunkenness, coughing, eye irritation, loss of consciousness. Prolonged breathing of Ethylene Glycol
Monobutyl Ether vapors may cause damage to liver, kidneys, lungs, and rapidly reproducing cells. Independent air
quality testing has shown levels of Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether and MEA to be below recommended levels.
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure:
Respiratory problems and dermatitis
Chemical Listed as Carcinogen National Toxicology Yes I.A.R.C Yes OSHA Yes
No ! No ! No !
or Potential Carcinogen Program
Section 4 - First Aid Measures
Routes of Entry and Emergency/First Aid Procedures
Yes: remove to fresh air, give artificial respiration if needed, seek medical attention
Yes: flush with water for 15 minutes, seek medical attention
Yes: wash with plenty of water, seek medical attention if irritation persists
Yes: dilute with plenty of water, seek medical attention, material is caustic
Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures & Data
Flash Point Method Used Flammable Limits LEL UEL
in Air % by Volume Lower Upper
>200掳F N/A N/A N/A
Auto-Ignition Temperature: Extinguisher Media:
N/A Water, CO2
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Special Fire Fighting Procedures:
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards:
Oxides of carbon and nitrogen may be given off. Wear self contained breathing apparatus.
DOT Hazard Classification:
Compounds, Cleaning Liquid, 8
Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures
Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled:
Mop or wet vacuum up. Absorb with dry absorbent.
Waste Disposal Methods (Consult federal, state, and local regulations):
Approved landfill in accordance with Federal, State, and Local regulations.
Section 7 - Special Precautions, Handling, and Storage
Precautions to be Taken in Handling and Storage:
Avoid skin and eye contact. Remove any contaminated clothing. Do not use in unventilated areas.
Wear protective footwear if standing or working in solution. Keep out of reach of children.
Keep containers closed when not in use.
Section 8 - Special Protection Information/Control Measures
Respiratory Protection (Specify Type):
Independent testing has shown the use of a respirator is not necessary when the product is used at the recommended
dilution with adequate ventilation.
Ventilation: Local Exhaust: Mechanical (General): Special: Other:
Protective Gloves: Eye Protection:
Rubber or neoprene Splashproof safety goggles
Other Protective Clothing or Equipment:
Wash hands before touching eyes, mouth, face, or food.
Section 9 - Physical & Chemical Characteristics
Boiling Point: Specific Gravity (H2O): Vapor Pressure (mm Hg); Vapor Density (Air = 1):
>200掳F 1.02 卤 0.01 N/A >1
Solubility in Water : Reactivity in Water: pH: (as is)
Complete Nil 13.6卤0.3
Appearance and Odor: Melting Point:
Red liquid with a solvent odor. N/AP
Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Unstable Stable Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid):
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Oxides of carbon and nitrogen
Hazardous Polymerization: May Occur Will Not Occur Conditions to Avoid:
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