Material Safety Data Sheet

Material Safety Data Sheet

 Phoenix Brick Yard – Brick Products

SECTION I

Phoenix Brick Yard                                                                             Phone:  (602) 258-7158
1814 South 7th Ave.                                                                            Fax:  (602) 258-1751
Phoenix, AZ  85007                                                                            Date Prepared:  July 23, 1997

 

SECTION II – Ingredients Information

 

 

Component

 

OSHA PEL

 

ACGIH TLV

 

Other

% of Weight (optional)

Aluminum Compounds
CAS Number: Various

15 mg/m3
(total dust)

10 mg/m3
(total dust)

Calcium Compounds
CAS Number:  Various

15 mg/m3
(total dust)

10 mg/m3
(total dust)

2 mg/m3
(NIOSH)

Iron Compounds
CAS Number:  Various

15 mg/m3
(total dust)

5 mg/m3

5 mg/m3
(NIOSH)

Magnesium CompoundsCAS Number:  Various

15 mg/m3
(total dust)

10 mg/m3
(total dust)

Manganese Compounds
CAS Number:  7439-96-5

5 mg/m3
(ceiling)

0.2 mg/m3
(total dust)

1 mg/m3
(NIOSH)

Silica (crystalline)CAS Number:  14808-60-7

0.1mg/m3
(respirable)

o.1 mg/m3
(total dust)

0.05 mg/m3
(NIOSH)

SECTION III – Physical/Chemical Characteristics

Boiling Point: N/A Vapor Density: N/A
Melting Point: N/A Specific Gravity: Approximately 2.6
Vapor Pressure: N/A Evaporation Rate: N/A
Solubility in Water: Negligible
Appearance and Odor: Solid, various colors, no odor

 

SECTION IV – Fire and Explosion Hazard Data

Flash Point: N/A
Flammable Limits: LEL – N/A
UEL – N/A
Extinguishing Media: N/A
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: None
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: None

 

SECTION V – Reactivity Data

Stability: Yes
Conditions to Avoid: None
Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid) None Known
Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts: None Known
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
Conditions to Avoid: None

 

SECTION IV – Health Hazard Data

Routes of Entry: Inhalation: Yes
Ingestion: N/A
Skin: Yes
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic: Skin/Eye: Brick dust and/or chips may cause allergic reactions.
Inhalation: Brick dust and/or chips may cause congestion and irritation to nasal and respiratory passages.
Ingestion: None known.
Carcinogenicity: NTP:  NoIRAC: Class 2AOSHA: No

Explanation of carcinogenicity:  IRAC has classified respirable silica as a 2A carcinogen (probably carcinogenic to humans).

 

Signs and Symptoms of Exposure: Inhalation: Excessive exposures to dust over an extended period of time may result in the development/ aggravation of existing respiratory disorders and pulmonary diseases.
Ingestion: None known.
Skin: Excessive exposures may result in abrasions and/ or irritation of skin.
Emergency and First Aid Response: Eyes: Flush with running water.  Obtain medical assistance if irritation continues.
Skin: Wash with soap and water.  If an allergic reaction causes a rash that does not heal in an appropriate time, consult a physician.  Treat abrasions as any other scrape or cut, with disinfectants and bandages.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air.  Consult a physician if breathing does not return to normal.
Ingestion: N/A

 

SECTION VII – Precautions for Safe Handling and Use

Steps Taken if Material Released or Spilled: Use dustless systems for handling, storage and clean-up so that airborne dust does not exceed PEL.  Use adequate ventilation and dust equipment.  Wet clean-up methods are recommended when feasible.
Waste Disposal Method: Dispose as non-hazardous solid waste in accordance with Local/State/Federal Regulations.
Other Precautions: Respiratory protection may be required in dusty areas.

 

 

SECTION VIII – Control Measures

Respiratory Protection: Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator for nuisance dust, if TLV is exceeded.
Ventilation: Provide adequate ventilation to prevent exposures above PEL.
Skin Protection: Gloves and protective clothing are recommended, if abrasions or allergic reactions persist.
Eye Protection: Goggles or safety glasses with side shields.  Face shields may be required during sawing of brick.
Other Protective Covering or Equipment: Emergency eye wash and or shower.  Local exhaust systems or a wet saw are recommended when sawing brick.
Work Hygienic Practices: Avoid creating and breathing dust.  Spray water to minimize dust.

 

SECTION IX – Other Information

Phoenix Brick Yard considers brick products as an “article” as defined in 29 CFR Part 1200(b)(5)(iv) and 40 CFR Part 372.38.  As an article, a MSDS is not required and the product is exempt from all other requirements of the hazardous communication standard.  OSHA requires a MSDS for brick since it is occasionally dry sawed.