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Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) - Envirogrid

Section 1 - Product & Company Information

Items: EnviroGrid® EGA20, EGA30, EGA40

Manufacturer:
Geo Products, LLC.
ADDRESS: 8615 Golden Spike Lane
Houston, TX 77086

Emergency Contact: (281) 820-5493

Section 2 – Hazard Identification

This product does not meet the definition of any hazard class, as defined by the European Union Council Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/445/EC and subsequent Directives. For information on classification under CLP Regulation (EC) 1271/2008, please refer to section 16 (Other Information).

Classification: N/A

Safety Phrases: N/A

Risk Phrases: N/A

Annex II Hazard Signal: N/A

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This product is high density (HDPE) honeycomb grid. The product is supplied in a variety of colors, cell configurations and sizes.

HEALTH HAZARDS: The finished product is non-hazardous, however cutting, sawing or sanding of this panel may produce hazardous dust, and or toxic fumes when heated to decomposition.

FLAMMABILITY HAZARDS: As supplied, this product is not combustible.

REACTIVITY HAZARDS: None Environmental Hazards: None

EMERGENCY CONSIDERATIONS: Emergency responders must wear the proper personal protective equipment (and have appropriate fire-suppression equipment) suitable for the situation to which they are responding.

Section 3 – Composition & Information on Ingredients

Polyethylene (96-98.5%):

CAS# 9002-88-4

EINECS# Exempt from Listing

Hazard Classification: Not Classified

Risk Phrases: None

Carbon Black (0-3%):

CAS# 1333-86-4

EINECS# 215-609-9

Hazard Classification: Not Classified

Risk Phrases: None

Anti Oxidant (<1%)

CAS# 6683-19-8

EINECS# 229-722-6

Hazard Classification: Not Classified

Risk Phrases: None

UV Stabilizer (<1%)

CAS# 70624-18-9

EINECS# Not Listed in ESIS

Hazard Classification: Not Classified

Risk Phrases: None

ALL WHMIS required information is included in appropriate sections based on the ANSI Z400.1-2010 format. This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the CPR and the MSDS contains all the information required by the CPR, EU Directives, and the Japanese Industrial Standard JIS Z 7250: 2000.

NOTE: This product is classified as an “article” according to Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, OSHA Part 1910.1200.

"Article means a manufactured item other than a fluid or particle, which is formed to a specific shape or design during manufacture which has end use function dependent in whole or in part upon its shape or design during end use, and which under normal conditions of use does not release more than very small quantities or trace amounts of a hazardous chemical, and does not pose a physical hazard or health risk to employees."

Section 4 – First Aid Measures

Contaminated individuals of chemical exposure must be taken for medical attention if any adverse effect occurs. Rescuers should be taken for medical attention, if necessary. Take a copy of the label and MSDS to a health professional with a contaminated individual.

SKIN EXPOSURE: Not expected as a result of exposure to the finished product. If dust generated by cutting, sanding, or grinding off this product contaminates the skin, wash with soap and water after handling or before eating or smoking. Remove exposed or contaminated clothing, taking care not to contaminate eyes. The contaminated individual should seek medical attention if any adverse effect occurs.

INHALATION: If breathing becomes difficult, remove contaminated individual to fresh air. Seek medical attention if breathing difficulties continue.

INGESTIONS: Routine installation of this product is not expected to cause any situation which could lead to ingestion. If a significant quantity of dust from this product is swallowed, CALL PHYSICIAN OR POISON CONTROL CENTER FOR MOST CURRENT INFORMATION.

If professional advice is not available, do not induce vomiting. Never induce vomiting or give diluents (milk or water) to someone who is unconscious, having convulsions, or unable to swallow.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: Skin and respiratory disorders may be aggravated by prolonged overexposures to dust generated by sawing, sanding, grinding, or altering this product.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO PHYSICIANS: Treat symptoms and eliminate overexposure.

Section 5 – Fire Fighting Measures

FLASHPOINT: Not applicable

AUTOIGNITION TEMPERATURE: Not Applicable

FLAMMABLE LIMITS (in air by volume, %): Lower NA Upper NA

FIRE EXTINGUISHING MATERIALS: Use fire extinguishing materials appropriate for surrounding fire including water spray (for cooling), dry extinguishing media, carbon dioxide, foam.

UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: This product has no unusual fire or explosion hazards.

EXPLOSION SENSITIVITY TO MECHANICAL IMPACT: Not Sensitive

EXPLOSION SENSITIVITY TO STATIC DISCHARGE: Not Sensitive

SPECIAL FIRE-FIGHTING PROCEDURES: Incipient fire responders should wear eye protection. Structural firefighters must wear Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and full protective equipment. Isolate materials not yet involved in the fire and protect personnel. Move containers from the fire area if this can be done without risk; otherwise, cool with carefully applied water spray. If possible, prevent runoff water from entering storm drains, bodies of water, or other environmentally sensitive areas.

Section 6- Accidental Release Measures

SPILL LEAK AND RESPONSE: Pick-up for re-use or recycle.

Section 7 – Handling & Storage

WORK PRACTICES AND HYGIENE PRACTICES: Use appropriate personal protective equipment during handling. Protect against physical damage. Observe good hygiene practices.

STORAGE AND HANDLING PRACTICES: All employees who handle this material should be trained to handle it safely. Store panels in a cool, dry location, away from sources of intense heat. Store panels away from incompatible chemicals (see Section 10, Stability and Reactivity). Minimize dust in the work area.

Section 8 – Exposure Controls – Personal Protection

VENTILATION AND ENGINEERING CONTROLS: Use with adequate ventilation to ensure exposure levels are maintained below the limits provided below. Use local exhaust ventilation, and process enclosure if necessary, to control airborne dust. Ensure eyewash/safety shower stations are available near areas where this product is used.

EXPOSURE LIMITS/GUIDELINES:

CHEMICAL NAME: Dust from cutting, sanding, or grinding

ACGIH-TLV’s: 10 mg/m³

OSHA PEL’s: 15 mg/m³ Total Dust

NIOSH- TLV’s: 10 mg/m³

Other: NE

Currently, International exposure limits are established for the components of this product. Please check with competent authority in each country for the most recent limits in place.

The following information on appropriate Personal Protective Equipment is provided to assist employers in complying with OSHA regulations found in 29 CFR Subpart I (beginning at 1910.132) or equivalent standard of Canada, or standards of EU member states (including EN 149 for respiratory PPE, and EN 166 for face/eye protection), and those of Japan. Please reference applicable regulations and standards for relevant details.

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Respiratory protection is not needed for the finished product. Respiratory protection may be required if exposure levels are exceeded during cutting, sanding, or grinding. If necessary, use only respiratory protection authorized in the U.S. Federal OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134), equivalent U.S. State standards, Canadian CSA Standard Z94.4-93, the European Standard EN149, or EU member states. Oxygen levels below 19.5% are considered IDLH by OSHA. In such atmospheres, use of a full-facepiece pressure/demand SCBA or a full facepiece supplied air respirator with auxiliary self-contained air supply is required under U.S. Federal OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard (1910.134-1998) or the regulations of various U.S. States, Canada, EU Member States, or those of Japan. Air-purifying respirators with dust/mist/fume filters are recommended if operations may produce mists or sprays from this product.

EYE PROTECTION: Not needed for the finished product. Eye protection should be worn during cutting, sanding, or grinding operations. If necessary, refer to U.S. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.133, Canadian Standards, and the European Standard EN166, Australian Standards, or relevant Japanese Standards.

HAND PROTECTION: Not needed for the finished product. Hand protection should be worn during handling, cutting, sanding, or grinding operations. If necessary, refer to U.S. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.138, the European Standard DIN EN 374, the appropriate Standards of Canada, Australian Standards, or relevant Japanese Standards.

BODY PROTECTION: Not needed during normal use. If necessary, refer to appropriate Standards of Canada, or appropriate Standards of the EU, Australian Standards, or relevant Japanese Standards. If a hazard of injury to the feet exists due to falling objects, rolling objects, where objects may pierce the soles of the feet or where employee’s feet may be exposed to electrical hazards, use foot protection, as described in U.S. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.136.

Section 9- Physical & Chemical Properties

VAPOR DENSITY: Not Applicable

SPECIFIC GRAVITY @ 20C: NA (water=1)

VAPOR PRESSURE, mm Hg @ 20°C (68F): Not Applicable

ODOR THRESHOLD: Odorless

EVAPORATION RATE (n-BuAc=1): Not applicable

SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Not Soluble

pH: Not Applicable

APPEARANCE, ODOR, and COLOR: This product is in various colors and cell configurations

Section 10 – Stability & Reactivity

STABILITY: Stable.

DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Combustion: This product will emit carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, smoke, and fumes when heated to decomposition.

MATERIALS WITH WHICH SUBSTANCE IS INCOMPATIBLE: This product is incompatible with acids, and oxidizing materials.

POSSIBILITY OF HAZARDOUS REACTIONS: Will not occur.

CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Extreme temperatures, incompatible materials.

Section 11 – Toxicological Information

TOXICITY DATA: The specific toxicology data available for components greater than 1% in concentration are as follows.

No toxicity data available for the finished product or individual components.

SUSPECTED CANCER AGENT: The components of these products are listed by agencies tracking the carcinogenic potential of chemical compounds as follows:

Carbon black is listed by IARC (group 2B) as possible carcinogenic to humans, but when encapsulated in a plastic matrix, the risk of exposure is reduced.

IRRITANCY OF PRODUCT: Airborne dust of this product may irritate eyes.

SENSITIZATION TO THE PRODUCT: These products are not known to cause human skin or respiratory sensitization.

Section 12 – Ecological Information

ALL WORK PRACTICES MUST BE AIMED AT ELIMINATING ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION.

PERSISTENCE/DEGRADABILITY: No data for this product.

ENVIRONMENTAL STABILITY: This material is not expected to be readily biodegradable.

BIOACCUMULATION/ACCUMULATION: Not applicable for this product.

Section 13 – Disposal Considerations

PREPARING WASTES FOR DISPOSAL: Waste disposal must be in accordance with appropriate U.S. Federal, State, and local regulations, those of Canada, Australia, EU Member States, and Japan.

Section 14 – Transportation Information

US DOT, IATA, IMO, ADR:

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) SHIPPING REGULATIONS: This product is not classified as dangerous goods, per U.S. DOT regulations, under 49 CFR 172.101. Non-Regulated

TRANSPORT CANADA, TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS REGULATIONS: These products are not classified as Dangerous Goods, per regulations of Transport Canada.

INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION (IATA): These products are not classified as Dangerous Goods, by rules of IATA:

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO) DESIGNATION: These products are not classified as Dangerous Goods by the International Maritime Organization.

EUROPEAN AGREEMENT CONCERNING THE INTERNATIONAL CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS BY ROAD (ADR): These products are not classified by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe to be dangerous goods

Section 15 – Regulatory Information

UNITED STATES REGULATIONS:

U.S. SARA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: The components of these products are not subject to the reporting requirements of Sections 302, 304, and 313 of Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act.

U.S. SARA THRESHOLD PLANNING QUANTITY: There are no specific Threshold Planning Quantities for any component of these products. The default Federal MSDS submission and inventory requirement filing threshold of 10,000 lb (4,540 kg) therefore applies, per 40 CFR 370.20.

U.S. CERCLA REPORTABLE QUANTITY (RQ): Not applicable.

U.S. TSCA INVENTORY STATUS: The components of these products are listed in the TSCA Inventory.

CALIFORNIA SAFE DRINKING WATER AND TOXIC ENFORCEMENT ACT (PROPOSITION 65): There may be components present in the dust from this product in trace amounts that are on the California Proposition 65 list. Warning! This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.

CANADIAN REGULATIONS:

CANADIAN DSL/NDSL INVENTORY STATUS: The components of this product are on the DSL Inventory, or are exempt from listing.

CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (CEPA) PRIORITIES SUBSTANCES LISTS: No component of this product is on the CEPA First Priorities Substance Lists.

CANADIAN WHMIS CLASSIFICATION and SYMBOLS: Not Applicable

EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY INFORMATION:

EU DANGEROUS PREPARATIONS DIRECTIVE (DPD) LABELING AND CLASSIFICATION: This product does not meet the definition of any hazard class, as defined by the European Union Council Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/445/EC and subsequent Directives. For information on classification under CLP Regulation (EC) 1271/2008, please refer to section 16 (Other Information).

Classification: N/A

Safety Phrases: N/A

Risk Phrases: N/A

Annex II Hazard Signal: N/A

AUSTRALIAN INFORMATION FOR PRODUCT:

AUSTRALIAN INVENTORY OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES (AICS) STATUS: The components of this product are listed on the AICS.

STANDARD FOR THE UNIFORM SCHEDULING OF DRUGS AND POISONS: Not applicable.

JAPANESE INFORMATION FOR PRODUCT:

JAPANESE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY (MITI) STATUS: The components of this product are not listed as Class I Specified Chemical Substances, Class II Specified Chemical Substances, or Designated Chemical Substances by the Japanese MITI.

Revised: Aug, 20 2012

DISCLAIMER:

Although the information set forth herein is presented in good faith and believed to be correct as of the date of issuance, it has been furnished by our suppliers; consequently Geo Products, LLC. makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to information herein presented. The information set forth herein is supplied upon the condition that the persons receiving same will make their own determination as to suitability for their purposes prior to use and relates only to the specific product described and not to such product in combination with any other product. In no event will Geo Products, LLC.be responsible for damages of any nature resulting from the use of or reliance upon this information.

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