Msds: material safety data sheet for cartridges for power devices (t-sas-ptldmsd08)
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I. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
5956 W. Las Positas Blvd. Pleasanton, CA 94588
Cartridges For Power Devices
Powertool Loaded Round
Emergency Contact No.:
Olin Brass and Winchester, Inc. 427 North Shamrock St. St Alton, IL 62024-1197
Date Prepared or Revised:
II. COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
% By Weight
* This material is not listed in Annex 1 of Directive 88/379/EEC. Olin has classified the material according to the conventional method based upon information from similar materials.
III. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
EXPLOSIVE. KEEP AWAY FROM HEAT. DO NOT SUBJECT TO MECHANICAL SHOCK. PARTICLES
FROM FIRING MAY BE HARMFUL IF INHALED. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY.
HUMAN THRESHOLD RESPONSE DATA
Immediately Dangerous to
The IDLH for this product is not known. The IDLH for dibutyl phthalate is 4000 mg/m3.
Life or Health (IDLH) value(s):
The IDLH for copper and lead is 100 mg/m3. The IDLH for nitroglycerin is75mg/m3.
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS
The various components of this product are completely sealed within a finished metal alloy cartridge. Under normal
handling of this product, no exposure to any harmful materials will occur. However, when the product is fired, a small
amount of particles may contain trace amounts of the following harmful substances which could result in:
May cause slight irritation to the respiratory tract. Inhalation of high concentrations of the following substances could have potential health effects:
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Copper Dust or fumes of metallic copper may cause nasal irritation and /or nausea,
vomiting and stomach pain.
Nitroglycerin - Will produce dilation of blood vessels and drop in blood pressure which
may affect the heart. It has also been shown to cause methemoglobinemia (cyanosis).
Lead - Ingestion of large amount can cause abdominal pain, constipation, cramps, nausea and/or vomiting. Chronic exposure to lead can cause kidney damage, anemia, reproductive effects, developmental effects and permanent nervous systems damage in humans including changes in cognitive function.
It is unlikely that these small particles that someone would be exposed to from firing would be sufficient to cause any of these effects.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE
In its solid form, there are no medical conditions known to be aggravated. Exposure to lead can aggravate anemia, cardiovascular and respiratory disease.
POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECT:
This product has not tested for environmental properties. Lead has been shown to be toxic to aquatic species.
IV. FIRST AID MEASURES
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of cool water for at least 15 minutes while holding
the eyes open. If redness, burning, blurred vision, or swelling persists, CONSULT A
Remove product and immediately wash affected area with soap and water. Do not
apply greases or ointments. Remove contaminated clothing. Wash clothing with
soap and water before reuse. If redness, burning, or swelling persists, CONSULT A
DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING
. Never administer anything by mouth to an
unconscious person. CONSULT A PHYSICIAN
Immediately remove patient to fresh air. If patient continues to experience difficulty
breathing, CONSULT A PHYSICIAN
V. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable Extinguishing Media:
Water fog, carbon dioxide or dry chemical, aqueous foam. If the fire reaches the cargo, withdraw and let fire burn.
Fire And Explosion Hazard:
If the fire reaches the cargo, do not fight. Evacuate all people, including emergency responders from the area for 1500 feet (1/3 mile) in all directions.
Fire Fighting Equipment and
Wear full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting.
Protection concerns must also address the potential of the physical characteristic of this product as explosive.
Flash Point (°C):
Lower Explosive Limit:
Upper Explosive Limit:
Burning Rate of Material:
(29 CFR 1910.1200):
VI. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Use cautious judgment when cleaning up spill. Do not subject materials to mechanical shock.
for technical assistance when large spill occurs.
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VII. STORAGE AND HANDLING
Shelf Life Limitations:
For Storage and Transport:
Acid, Class A&B explosives, strong oxidizers, and caustics.
VIII. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION
Local exhaust ventilation is recommended if significant dusting occurs or fumes are generated. Otherwise, use general exhaust ventilation. Use explosion-proof ventilation. Use hearing protection.
Avoid contact with eyes. Wear chemical splash goggles or safety glasses with side shields.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke while using this product. Wash hands thoroughly after use.
Austria, Belgium, Canada: 0.2 mg/m3(fume), 1g/m3
Denmark: 1.0mg/m3 (dust and powder). Germany (MAK): 0.1 mg/m3(fume), 1g/m3 (dust and mists).
Norway, Sweden: 0.03 ppm (0.3 mg/m3). Austria, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland: 0.05 ppm (0.47 mg/m3), skin. Finland, France: 0.1 ppm (0.9 mg/m3), skin. U.K.: 0.2 ppm (2 mg/m3), skin.
Belgium, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Switzerland,
IX. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
% Volatile by volume:
Solubility In Water (20°C):
Vapor Density (air =1):
Specific Gravity (g/cc):
Boiling Point (°F):
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg):
X. REACTIVITY DATA
Stable under normal temperatures and pressure.
Materials To Avoid:
Acid, Class A&B explosives, strong oxidizers, and caustics.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, lead oxides, carbon dioxide, lead dust/fume. Hazardous Polymerization:
Cartridge may detonate if case is punctured or severely damaged.
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XI. TOXICOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
Potential Exposure Routes:
The physical nature of this product makes absorption from any route unlikely. A small amount of inhalable particles may be created when projectile is fired.
Acute Animal Toxicity Data:
Subchronic / Chronic Toxicity:
Lead has caused blood, kidney and nervous system damage in laboratory animals.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) lists lead as possibly
This product is not known or reported to be mutagenic. Lead has been shown to be mutagenic in several in vitro assays.
Reproductive, Teratogenicity, or
This product is not known to cause reproductive or developmental effects. Lead has
been shown to affect fetal development including birth defects and reduce male reproductive and developmental effects in animal studies.
This product is not known or reported to cause neurological effects. Lead has caused peripheral and central nervous system damage and behavioral effects in laboratory animals.
Interactions With Other Chemicals
None known or reported.
Which Enhance Toxicity:
XII. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
No data is available on this product. Individual constituents are as follows: Copper: The toxicity of copper to aquatic organisms varies significantly not only with the species, but also with the physical and chemical characteristics of the water, such as its temperature, hardness, turbidity and carbon dioxide content. Copper concentration varying from 0.1 to 1.0 mg/l has been found by various investigators to be not toxic for most fish. However, concentration of 0.015 to 3.0 mg/l have been reported as toxic, particularly in soft water to many kinds of fish, crustacean, mollusks, insects, and plankton. Nitrocellulose: LC50 > 1000 mg/l (fish, invertebrates, algae) Nitroglycerin: Bluegill, 96 hour LC50 = 1.228 mg/l (static) Lead: LC50 (48 hrs.) to bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is reported to be 2-5 mg/l. Lead is toxic to waterfowl. Zinc: The following concentrations of zinc have been reported as lethal to fish:
Rainbow trout fingerlings: 0.13 mg/l, 12-24 hours Blue gill sunfish: 6 hr TLM = 1.9 3.6 mg/l (soft water, 30°C) Rainbow trout: 4 mg/l (hard water) 3 days Sticklebacks: 1 mg/l (soft water) 24 hrs
The presence of coppers to have a synergistic effect on the toxicity of zinc towards fish.
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Dissolved lead from degraded bullets may migrate through soil.
Not biodegradable. Bullets may fragment and decompose in soil leading to accumulation of lead.
XIII. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Waste From Residues /
Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state, and local
US DOT (CFR):
UN 0323, Cartridges, Power Devices, 1.4S, Pkg Inst 134
25 kg. per package passenger aircraft. 100 kg. per package cargo aircraft.
UN 0323, Cartridges, Power Devices, 1.4S
Explosive 1.4S/1.4 Placard over 1001 lbs. (454 kg)
XIV. REGULATORY INFORMATION
The components of this product are listed on the Toxic Substance Control Act inventory.
Copper, R.Q. = 5000 lbs.; Zinc, R.Q. = 1000 lbs., Nitroglycerin, R.Q. = 10 lbs., Dibutyl phthalate, R.Q. = 10 lbs. (No reporting is required if diameter of the pieces of metal is equal to or exceeds 100 micrometers (0.004 inches).
Copper, Zinc (fume or dust), Nitroglycerin, Dibutyl phthalate, Lead and lead compound
None of the components of this product are listed.
*CA Prop. 65
Risk of explosion by shock, friction, fire or other sources of ignition
German WGK Classification:
The components of this product are on the DSL or are exempt from reporting under the New Substances Notification Regulations.
This product is not subject to WHMIS. It is regulated as a Class 6 Explosive in Canada.
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XV. OTHER INFORMATION
This Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is prepared by Simpson Strong-Tie Co. in compliance with the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1200. The information it contains is offered in good faith as accurate as of the date of this MSDS. This MSDS is provided solely for the purpose of conveying health, safety, and environmental information. No warranty, expressed or implied, is given. Health and Safety precautions may not be adequate for all individuals and/or situations. It is the user's obligation to evaluate and use this product safely and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
Copyright 2008 Simpson Strong-Tie Co., Inc
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