MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Prepared to U.S. OSHA, CMA, ANSI and Canadian WHMIS Standards
1. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
CHEMICAL NAME; CLASS:
NON-FLAMMABLE GAS MIXTURE
Containing One or More of the Following Components in a Nitrogen Balance Gas:
Oxygen, 0-23.5%; Methane, 0-2.5%; Hydrogen, 0-2.0%; Carbon Monoxide, 0.00001-1.0%
NOTE: MIXTURES COMPRISED OF AN AIR BALANCE GAS CONTAIN BETWEEN 19.5-23.5% OXYGEN.
SYNONYMS: Not Applicable
Document Number: 50009
CHEMICAL FAMILY NAME: Not Applicable FORMULA: Not Applicable
Note: The Material Safety Data Sheet is for this gas mixture supplied in cylinders with 33 cubic feet (935 liters) or less gas capacity (DOT - 39 cylinders). This MSDS has
been developed for various gas mixtures with the composition of components within the ranges listed in Section 2 (Composition and Information on Ingredients). Refer to
the product label for information on the actual composition of the product.
PRODUCT USE:
U.S. SUPPLIER/MANUFACTURER'S NAME:
ADDRESS:
BUSINESS PHONE:
General MSDS Information:
Fax on Demand:
EMERGENCY PHONE:
Chemtrec: United States/Canada/Puerto Rico:
Chemtrec International:
Calibration of Monitoring and Research Equipment
CALGAZ
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2. COMPOSITION and INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
CHEMICAL
NAME
CAS #
mole %
Carbon
Monoxide
630-08-0
0.000011.0%
Hydrogen
1333-74-0
0-2.0%
Methane
74-82-8
0-2.5%
Oxygen
7782-44-7
0-23.5%
Nitrogen
7727-37-9
Balance
EXPOSURE LIMITS IN AIR
ACGIH-TLV
TWA
STEL
ppm
ppm
25
NE
OSHA-PEL
PEL
STEL
ppm
ppm
50
200
[ceiling]
35
(Vacated
(Vacated
1989 PEL)
1989 PEL)
NIOSH
IDLH
OTHER
ppm
1200
NIOSH RELs:TWA = 35
STEL = 200 ceiling
DFG MAKs:TWA = 30
PEAK = 2•MAK, 15 min.,
average value, 1 hr
interval
DFG MAK Pregnancy Risk
Classification: B
There are no specific exposure limits for Hydrogen. Hydrogen is a simple asphyxiant (SA).
Oxygen levels should be maintained above 19.5%.
There are no specific exposure limits for Methane. Methane is a simple asphyxiant (SA).
Oxygen levels should be maintained above 19.5%.
There are no specific exposure limits for Oxygen. Oxygen levels should be maintained above
19.5%.
There are no specific exposure limits for Nitrogen. Nitrogen is a simple asphyxiant (SA).
Oxygen levels should be maintained above 19.5%.
NE = Not Established.
See Section 16 for Definitions of Terms Used.
NOTE (1): ALL WHMIS required information is included in appropriate sections based on the ANSI Z400.1-1998 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.
3. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW: This product is a colorless, odorless gas. Carbon Monoxide, a component of this gas mixture, is a chemical asphyxiant and can
produce significant, adverse health effects at relatively low concentrations. Over-exposure to Carbon Monoxide can cause nausea, dizziness, headaches, and
collapse. Additionally, releases of this product may produce oxygen-deficient atmospheres (especially in small confined spaces or other poorly-ventilated
environments); individuals in such atmospheres may be asphyxiated.
SYMPTOMS OF OVER-EXPOSURE BY ROUTE OF EXPOSURE: The most significant
route of over-exposure for this product is by inhalation.
INHALATION: Due to the small size of an individual cylinder of this product, no unusual
health effects from over-exposure to the product are anticipated under routine
circumstances of use.
Inhalation over-exposures to atmospheres containing more than the Threshold Limit Value
of Carbon Monoxide (25 ppm) can result in serious health consequences. Carbon
Monoxide is classified as a chemical asphyxiant, producing a toxic action by combining
with the hemoglobin of the blood and replacing the available oxygen. Through this
replacement, the body is deprived of the required oxygen, and asphyxiation occurs.
Since the affinity of carbon monoxide for hemoglobin is about 200-300 times that of
oxygen, only a small amount of Carbon Monoxide will cause a toxic reaction to occur.
Carbon Monoxide exposures in excess of 50 ppm will produce symptoms of poisoning
if breathed for a sufficiently long time. If this product is released in a small, poorly
ventilated area (i.e. an enclosed or confined space), symptoms which may
develop include the following:
H A Z A R D O U S M A T E R IA L ID E N T IF IC A T IO N S Y S T E M
HEALTH H AZARD
2
(B L U E )
F L A M M A B IL IT Y H A Z A R D
P H Y S IC A L H A Z A R D
(R E D )
0
(Y E L L O W )
0
P R O T E C T IV E E Q U IP M E N T
E YE S
R E S P IR A T O R Y
HANDS
BO DY
S ee S ection 8
F o r R o u tin e In d u stria l U s e a n d H a n d lin g A p p lic a tio n s
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3. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
CONCENTRATION OF
OBSERVED EFFECT
CARBON MONOXIDE
All exposure levels:
Over-exposure to Carbon Monoxide can be indicated by the lips and fingernails turning bright red.
200 ppm:
Slight symptoms (headache, discomfort) after several hours of exposure.
400 ppm:
Headache and discomfort experienced within 2-3 hours of exposure.
1,000 -2000 ppm:
Within 30 minutes, slight palpitations of the heart occurs. Within 1.5 hours, there is a tendency to stagger.
2000-2500 ppm:
Within 2 hours, there is mental confusion, headaches, and nausea. Unconsciousness within 30 minutes.
> 2500 ppm:
Potential for collapse and death before warning symptoms are produced.
Additionally, releases of this product may produce oxygen-deficient atmospheres (especially in small confined spaces or other poorly-ventilated
environments); individuals in such atmospheres may be asphyxiated.
HEALTH EFFECTS OR RISKS FROM EXPOSURE: An Explanation in Lay Terms. Over-exposure to this gas mixture may cause the following
health effects:
ACUTE: Due to the small size of the individual cylinder of this product, no unusual health effects from exposure to the product are anticipated
under routine circumstances of use. However, Carbon Monoxide (a component of this gas mixture) is toxic to humans. Symptoms of Carbon
Monoxide poisoning can develop gradually, or can arise suddenly, depending on the concentration and duration of exposure. Lips and fingernails
will turn bright red, which is a significant sign of Carbon Monoxide over-exposure. Other symptoms of over-exposure can include respiratory
difficulty, headaches, shortness of breath, wheezing, headache, blurred vision, memory loss, dizziness, indigestion, nausea, unconsciousness, and
death.
CHRONIC: Chronic exposure to oxygen-deficient atmospheres (below 18% oxygen in air) may effect the heart and nervous system. Clinical
studies indicate that there is a relationship between exposure to Carbon Monoxide in specific occupations (i.e. fire-fighters, foundry workers) and an
increased incidence of cardiovascular problems. Carbon Monoxide is a reproductive toxin. Refer to Section 11 (Toxicological Information) of this
MSDS for further information.
TARGET ORGANS: ACUTE: Respiratory system, blood system. CHRONIC: Heart, cardiovascular system, central nervous system, reproductive
system.
4. FIRST-AID MEASURES
RESCUERS SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO RETRIEVE VICTIMS OF OVER-EXPOSURE TO THIS PRODUCT WITHOUT
ADEQUATE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. At a minimum, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and FireRetardant Personal Protective equipment should be worn. Adequate fire protection must be provided during rescue
situations. Victim(s) must be taken for medical attention. Rescuers should be taken for medical attention, if necessary. Take copy of label and
MSDS to physician or other health professional with victim(s).
No unusual health effects are anticipated after exposure to this product, due to the small cylinder size. If any adverse symptom develops after overexposure to this product, remove victim(s) to fresh air, as quickly as possible. Only Trained personnel should administer supplemental oxygen
and/or cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, if necessary. Only trained personnel should administer supplemental oxygen.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: Pre-existing respiratory conditions may be aggravated by over-exposure to this
product. The Carbon Monoxide component of this gas mixture can aggravate some diseases of the cardiovascular system, such as coronary artery
disease and angina pectoris.
RECOMMENDATIONS TO PHYSICIANS: Treat symptoms and reduce over-exposure. Provide oxygen. Hyperbaric oxygen is the most efficient
antidote to Carbon Monoxide poisoning, the optimum range being 2-2.5 atm. A special mask, or, preferably, a compression chamber to utilize
oxygen at these pressures is required. Avoid administering stimulant drugs.
5. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES
FLASH POINT: Not applicable.
AUTOIGNITION TEMPERATURE: Not applicable.
FLAMMABLE LIMITS (in air by volume, %):
Lower (LEL): Not applicable.
Upper (UEL): Not applicable.
FIRE EXTINGUISHING MATERIALS: Non-flammable gas mixture. Use extinguishing
media appropriate for surrounding fire.
UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: This gas mixture is not flammable;
however, containers, when involved in fire, may rupture or burst in the heat of the fire.
Explosion Sensitivity to Mechanical Impact: Not Sensitive.
Explosion Sensitivity to Static Discharge: Not Sensitive.
SPECIAL FIRE-FIGHTING PROCEDURES: Structural firefighters must wear SelfContained Breathing Apparatus and full protective equipment.
NFPA RATING
FLAMMABILITY
0
HEALTH
0
2
REACTIVITY
OTHER
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
LEAK RESPONSE: Due to the small size and content of the cylinder, an accidental release of this product presents significantly less risk of an
oxygen deficient environment and other safety hazards than a similar release from a larger cylinder. However, as with any chemical release,
extreme caution must be used during emergency response procedures. In the event of a release in which the atmosphere is unknown, and in
which other chemicals are potentially involved, evacuate immediate area. Such releases should be responded to by trained personnel using preplanned procedures. Proper protective equipment should be used. In case of a leak, clear the affected area, protect people, and respond with
trained personnel.
For emergency disposal, secure the cylinder and slowly discharge the gas to the atmosphere in a well-ventilated area or outdoors. Allow the gas
mixture to dissipate. If necessary, monitor the surrounding area (and the original area of the release) for oxygen and Carbon Monoxide. Carbon
Monoxide level must be below exposure level listed in Section 2 (Composition and Information on Ingredients) before non-emergency personnel
are allowed to re-enter area.
If leaking incidentally from the cylinder or its valve, contact your supplier.
7. HANDLING and USE
WORK PRACTICES AND HYGIENE PRACTICES: Be aware of any signs of dizziness or fatigue; exposures to fatal concentrations of this product
could occur without any significant warning symptoms, due to oxygen deficiency. Do not attempt to repair, adjust, or in any other way modify the
cylinders containing Carbon Monoxide. If there is a malfunction or another type of operational problem, contact nearest distributor immediately.
STORAGE AND HANDLING PRACTICES: Cylinders should be firmly secured to prevent falling or being knocked-over. Cylinders must be
protected from the environment, and preferably kept at room temperature (approximately 21°C, 70°F). Cylinders should be stored in dry, wellventilated areas, away from sources of heat, ignition, and direct sunlight. Protect cylinders against physical damage. Full and empty cylinders
should be segregated. Use a first-in, first-out inventory system to prevent full containers from being stored for long periods of time. These cylinders
are not refillable. WARNING! Do not refill DOT 39 cylinders. To do so may cause personal injury or property damage.
SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR HANDLING GAS CYLINDERS: WARNING! Compressed gases can present significant safety hazards. During
cylinder use, use equipment designed for these specific cylinders. Ensure all lines and equipment are rated for proper service pressure.
PROTECTIVE PRACTICES DURING MAINTENANCE OF CONTAMINATED EQUIPMENT: Follow practices indicated in Section 6 (Accidental
Release Measures). Make certain that application equipment is locked and tagged-out safely. Always use product in areas where adequate
ventilation is provided.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS - PERSONAL PROTECTION
VENTILATION AND ENGINEERING CONTROLS: No special ventilation systems or engineering controls are needed under normal
circumstances of use. As with all chemicals, use this product in well-ventilated areas. If this product is used in a poorly-ventilated area, install
automatic monitoring equipment to detect the levels of Carbon Monoxide and oxygen.
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8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS - PERSONAL PROTECTION
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: No special respiratory protection is required under normal circumstances of use. Use supplied air respiratory
protection if Oxygen levels are below 19.5%, or unknown, during emergency response to a release of this product. If respiratory protection is
needed, use only protection authorized in the U.S. Federal OSHA Standard (29 CFR 1910.134), applicable U.S. State regulations, or the Canadian
CSA Standard Z94.4-93 and applicable standards of Canadian Provinces. Oxygen levels below 19.16.33% 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 OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard (1910.134-1998). In the event that exposure limits may be exceeded for Carbon
Monoxide, the following NIOSH respiratory protection equipment guidelines should be consulted.
CARBON MONOXIDE
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
CONCENTRATION
Up to 350 ppm:
Any Supplied-Air Respirator (SAR).
Up to 875 ppm:
Any SAR operated in a continuous-flow mode.
Up to 1200 ppm:
Any Air-Purifying, Full-Facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted canister
providing protection against Carbon Monoxide, or any Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus(SCBA) with a full
facepiece, or any SAR with a full facepiece.
Emergency or Planned Entry into Unknown Concentrations or IDLH Conditions: Any SCBA that has a full facepiece and is operated in a
pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode, or any SAR that has a full facepiece and is operated in a
pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary SCBA operated in pressuredemand or other positive-pressure mode.
Escape:
Any Air-Purifying, Full-Facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted canister
providing protection against Carbon Monoxide, or any appropriate escape-type, SCBA.
EYE PROTECTION: Safety glasses. If necessary, refer to U.S. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.133 or appropriate Canadian Standards.
HAND PROTECTION: No special protection is needed under normal circumstances of use. If necessary, refer to U.S. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.138
or appropriate Standards of Canada.
BODY PROTECTION: No special protection is needed under normal circumstances of use. 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.
9. PHYSICAL and CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
The following physical property values are for the main component, Nitrogen:
3
3
GAS DENSITY @ 32°F (0°C) and 1 atm: .072 lbs/ ft (1.153 kg/m )
BOILING POINT: -320.4°F (-195.8°C)
FREEZING/MELTING POINT @ 10 psig -210°C (-345.8°F)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY (air = 1) @ 70°F (21.1°C): 0.906
pH: Not applicable.
SOLUBILITY IN WATER vol/vol @ 32°F (0°C) and 1 atm: 0.023
MOLECULAR WEIGHT: 28.01
EVAPORATION RATE (nBuAc = 1): Not applicable.
EXPANSION RATIO: Not applicable.
3
ODOR THRESHOLD: Not applicable. Odorless.
SPECIFIC VOLUME (ft /lb): 13.8
VAPOR PRESSURE @ 70°F (21.1°C) psig: Not applicable.
COEFFICIENT WATER/OIL DISTRIBUTION: Not applicable.
The following values are for the gas mixture:
APPEARANCE, ODOR AND COLOR: This product is a colorless, odorless gas mixture.
HOW TO DETECT THIS SUBSTANCE (warning properties): There are no unusual warning properties associated with a release of this
product.
10. STABILITY and REACTIVITY
STABILITY: Stable at normal temperature and pressure.
DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: The thermal decomposition products of Methane include carbon oxides. The other components of this gas
mixture do not decompose, per se, but can react with other compounds in the heat of a fire.
MATERIALS WITH WHICH SUBSTANCE IS INCOMPATIBLE: Titanium will burn in Nitrogen (the main component of this product). Lithium
reacts slowly with Nitrogen at ambient temperatures. Components of this product (Hydrogen, Carbon Monoxide, Methane) are also incompatible
with strong oxidizers (i.e. chlorine, bromine pentafluoride, oxygen, oxygen difluoride, and nitrogen trifluoride). Carbon Monoxide is mildly corrosive
to nickel and iron (especially at high temperatures and pressures).
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur.
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Contact with incompatible materials. Cylinders exposed to high temperatures or direct flame can rupture or burst.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
TOXICITY DATA: The following toxicology data are available for the components of this product:
TCLo (Inhalation-Human) 600 mg/m3/10
CARBON MONOXIDE:
LC50 (Inhalation-Rat) 1807 ppm/4 hours
LC50 (Inhalation-Mouse) 2444 ppm/4 hours
LC50 (Inhalation-Guinea Pig) 5718 ppm/4 hours
LC50 (Inhalation-wild bird species) 1334 ppm
LCLo (Inhalation-Human) 4 mg/m3/12 hours:
Behavioral: coma; Vascular: BP lowering not
characterized in autonomic section; Blood:
methemoglobinemia-carboxyhemoglobin
LCLo (Inhalation-Man) 4000 ppm/30 minutes
LCLo (Inhalation-Human) 5000 ppm/5 minutes
LCLo (Inhalation-Dog) 4000 ppm/46 minutes
LCLo (Inhalation-Rabbit) 4000 ppm
LCLo (Inhalation-Mammal-species unspecified)
5000 ppm/5 minutes
hours/90 days-continuous: Blood: pigmented or
nucleated red blood cells, other changes
TCLo (Inhalation-Rabbit) 200 mg/m3/3 hours/13
weeks-intermittent: Brain and Coverings:
other degenerative changes; Cardiac: other
changes; Blood: hemorrhage
TCLo (Inhalation-Rabbit) 50 ppm/24 hours/8
weeks-continuous: Blood: changes in platelet
count
TCLo (Inhalation-Guinea Pig) 200 mg/m3/5
hours/4
weeks-intermittent:
Endocrine:
hyperglycemia
TCLo (Inhalation-Guinea Pig) 200 mg/m3/5
hours/30
weeks-continuous:
Cardiac:
arrhythmias
(including
changes
in
conduction),
EKG changes not diagnostic of specified effects,
pulse rate increase, without fall in BP
TCLo (Inhalation-Guinea Pig) 200 ppm/24
hours/90 days-continuous: Blood: pigmented
or nucleated red blood cells, other changes
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 75 ppm/24 hours: female
0-20 day(s) after conception: Reproductive:
Maternal Effects: other effects; Effects on
Newborn: behavioral
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 150 ppm/24 hours:
female 1-22 day(s) after conception:
Reproductive:
Specific
Developmental
Abnormalities: cardiovascular (circulatory)
system
minutes: Behavioral: headache
TCLo (Inhalation-Man) 650 ppm/45 minutes:
Blood:
methemoglobinemiacarboxyhemoglobin; Behavioral: changes in
psychophysiological tests
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 1800 ppm/1 hour/14
days-intermittent: Cardiac: other changes
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 30 mg/m3/8 hours/10
weeks-intermittent: Brain and Coverings:
other degenerative changes;
Behavioral: muscle contraction or spasticity
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 96 ppm/24 hours/90
days-continuous: Blood: pigmented or
nucleated red blood cells, other changes
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 150 ppm/24 hours:
female 1-22 day(s) after conception:
Reproductive: Effects on Newborn: growth
statistics (e.g.%, reduced weight gain),
behavioral
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 1 mg/m3/24 hours: female
72 day(s) pre-mating: Reproductive: Maternal
Effects: menstrual cycle changes or
disorders, parturition; Fertility: female fertility
index (e.g. # females pregnant per # sperm
positive females; # females pregnant per #
females mated)
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 150 ppm/24 hours:
female 0-20 day(s) after conception:
Reproductive: Effects on Newborn: behavioral
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 75 ppm/24 hours: female
0-20 day(s) after conception: Reproductive:
Specific
Developmental
Abnormalities:
immune and reticuloendothelial system
TCLo (Inhalation-Mouse) 65 ppm/24 hours:
female 7-18 day(s) after conception:
Reproductive: Effects on Newborn: behavioral
TCLo (Inhalation-Mouse) 250 ppm/7 hours:
female 6-15 day(s) after conception:
Reproductive:
Fertility:
post-implantation
mortality (e.g. dead and/or resorbed implants
per total number of implants); Specific
Developmental
Abnormalities:
musculoskeletal system
TCLo (Inhalation-Mouse) 125 ppm/24 hours:
TCLo (Inhalation-Rat) 250 ppm/5 hours/20
days-intermittent: Blood :pigmented or
nucleated red blood cells, changes in
other cell count (unspecified), changes in
erythrocyte (RBC) count
TDLo (Subcutaneous-Rat) 5983 mg/kg/18
weeks-intermittent: Blood: changes in serum
composition (e.g. TP, bilirubin, cholesterol)
TCLo (Inhalation-Mouse) 50 ppm/30 daysintermittent: Lungs, Thorax, or Respiration:
structural or functional change in trachea or
bronchi
TCLo (Inhalation-Monkey) 200 ppm/24
female 7-18 day(s) after conception:
Reproductive: Effects on Embryo or Fetus:
fetotoxicity (except death, e.g., stunted fetus)
TCLo (Inhalation-Mouse) 8 pph/1 hour: female 8
day(s) after conception: Reproductive:
Fertility: litter size (e.g. # fetuses per litter;
measured before birth); Effects on Embryo or
Fetus: fetotoxicity (except death, e.g., stunted
fetus), fetal death
TCLo (Inhalation-Mouse) 8 pph/1 hour: female 8
day(s) after conception: Reproductive:
Specific
Developmental
Abnormalities:
Central Nervous System
TCLo (Inhalation-Rabbit) 180 ppm/24 hours:
female 1-30 day(s) after conception:
Reproductive: Effects on Newborn: stillbirth,
viability index (e.g., # alive at day 4 per # born
alive)
Micronucleus Test (Inhalation-Mouse)1500
ppm/10 minutes
Sister Chromatid Exchange (Inhalation-Mouse)
2500 ppm/10 minutes
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11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION (continued)
HYDROGEN:
There are no specific toxicology data for Hydrogen. Hydrogen is a simple asphyxiant (SA), which acts to displace oxygen in the environment.
METHANE:
There are no specific toxicology data for Methane. Methane is a simple asphyxiant, which acts to displace oxygen in the environment.
NITROGEN:
There are no specific toxicology data for Nitrogen. Nitrogen is a simple
asphyxiant, which acts to displace oxygen in the environment.
OXYGEN:
The toxicity data for Oxygen are related to exposures in a hyperbaric environment and are not likely to occur in industrial exposure situations.
SUSPECTED CANCER AGENT: The components of this gas mixture are not found on the following lists: FEDERAL OSHA Z
LIST, NTP, CAL/OSHA, and IARC; therefore are not considered to be, nor suspected to be, cancer-causing agents by these
agencies.
IRRITANCY OF PRODUCT: Contact with rapidly expanding gases can be irritating to exposed skin and eyes.
SENSITIZATION OF PRODUCT: The components of this gas mixture are not sensitizers.
REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY INFORMATION: Listed below is information concerning the effects of this gas mixture on the human
reproductive system.
Mutagenicity: The components of this gas mixture are not reported to cause mutagenic effects in humans.
Embryotoxicity: The components of this gas mixture are not reported to cause embryotoxic effects in humans.
Teratogenicity: This gas mixture is not expected to cause teratogenic effects in humans due to the small cylinder size and small
total amount of all components. The Carbon Monoxide component of this gas mixture, which exists up to 1%, can cause
teratogenic effects in humans. Severe exposure to Carbon Monoxide during pregnancy has caused adverse effects and the
death of the fetus. In general, maternal symptoms are an indicator of the potential risk to the fetus since Carbon Monoxide is
toxic to the mother before it is toxic to the fetus.
Reproductive Toxicity: The components of this gas mixture are not reported cause adverse reproductive effects in humans.
A mutagen is a chemical which causes permanent changes to genetic material (DNA) such that the changes will propagate
through generation lines. An embryotoxin is a chemical which causes damage to a developing embryo (i.e. within the first
eight weeks of pregnancy in humans), but the damage does not propagate across generational lines. A teratogen is a
chemical which causes damage to a developing fetus, but the damage does not propagate across generational lines. A
reproductive toxin is any substance which interferes in any way with the reproductive process.
BIOLOGICAL EXPOSURE INDICES (BEIs): Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) have been determined for the Carbon Monoxide
component, as follows:
CHEMICAL DETERMINANT
CARBON MONOXIDE
• Carboxyhemoglobin in blood
• Carbon monoxide in end-exhaled air
SAMPLING TIME
BEI
• 3.5% of hemoglobin
• 20 ppm
• End of shift
• End of shift
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
ENVIRONMENTAL STABILITY: The components of this gas mixture occur naturally in the atmosphere. The gas will be
dissipated rapidly in well-ventilated areas.
EFFECT OF MATERIAL ON PLANTS or ANIMALS: No evidence is currently available on the effects of this gas mixture on plant
and animal life. The Carbon Monoxide component of this gas mixture can be deadly to exposed animal life, producing symptoms
similar to those experienced by humans. Carbon Monoxide may also be harmful to plant life.
EFFECT OF CHEMICAL ON AQUATIC LIFE: No evidence is currently available on this product’s effects on aquatic life. The
presence of more than a trace of the Carbon Monoxide component of this product is a hazard to fish.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
PREPARING WASTES FOR DISPOSAL PREPARING WASTES FOR DISPOSAL: Waste disposal must be in accordance with
appropriate U.S. Federal, State, and local regulations and those of Canada and its Provinces. Cylinders with undesired residual
product may be safely vented outdoors with the proper regulator. For further information, refer to Section 16 (Other Information)
14. TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
THIS GAS MIXTURE IS HAZARDOUS AS DEFINED BY 49 CFR 172.101 BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION.
PROPER SHIPPING NAME: Compressed gases, n.o.s. (*Oxygen, Nitrogen,) or the gas component with the next highest concentration
next to Nitrogen.
HAZARD CLASS NUMBER and DESCRIPTION:
2.2 (Non-Flammable Gas)
UN IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
UN 1956
PACKING GROUP:
Not applicable.
DOT LABEL(S) REQUIRED:
Class 2.2 (Non-Flammable Gas)
NORTH AMERICAN EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOK NUMBER (2000): 126
MARINE POLLUTANT: The components of this gas mixture are not classified by the DOT as Marine Pollutants (as defined by 49
CFR 172.101, Appendix B)
SPECIAL SHIPPING INFORMATION: Cylinders should be transported in a secure position, in a well-ventilated vehicle. The
transportation of compressed gas cylinders in automobiles or in closed-body vehicles can present serious safety hazards. If
transporting these cylinders in vehicles, ensure these cylinders are not exposed to extremely high temperatures (as may
occur in an enclosed vehicle on a hot day). Additionally, the vehicle should be well-ventilated during transportation.
Note: DOT 39 Cylinders ship in a strong outer carton (outer package). Pertinent shipping information goes on the outside of the
outer package. DOT 39 Cylinders do not have transportation information on the cylinder itself.
TRANSPORT CANADA TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS REGULATIONS: This gas mixture is considered as
Dangerous Goods, per regulations of Transport Canada.
PROPER SHIPPING NAME: Compressed gases, n.o.s. (*Oxygen, Nitrogen)*or the gas component with the next highest concentration
next to Nitrogen.
HAZARD CLASS NUMBER and DESCRIPTION:
2.2 (Non-Flammable Gas)
UN IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
UN 1956
PACKING GROUP:
Not Applicable
HAZARD LABEL:
Class 2.2 (Non-Flammable Gas)
SPECIAL PROVISIONS:
None
EXPLOSIVE LIMIT AND LIMITED QUANTITY INDEX:
0.12
ERAP INDEX:
None
PASSENGER CARRYING SHIP INDEX:
None
PASSENGER CARRYING ROAD VEHICLE OR PASSENGER CARRYING RAILWAY VEHICLE INDEX: 75
NORTH AMERICAN EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOK NUMBER (2000): 126
NOTE: Shipment of compressed gas cylinders via Public Passenger Road Vehicle is a violation of Canadian law (Transport
Canada Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992)
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15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
ADDITIONAL U.S. REGULATIONS:
U.S. SARA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: The components of this gas mixture are not subject to the reporting requirements of
Sections 302, 304 and 313 of Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act., as follows:
U.S. SARA THRESHOLD PLANNING QUANTITY: There are no specific Threshold Planning Quantities for the components of
this gas mixture. The default Federal MSDS submission and inventory requirement filing threshold of 10,000 lb (4,540 kg) may
apply, per 40 CFR 370.20.
U.S. TSCA INVENTORY STATUS: The components of this gas mixture are listed on the TSCA Inventory.
U.S. CERCLA REPORTABLE QUANTITIES (RQ): Not applicable.
U.S. STATE REGULATORY INFORMATION: The components of this gas mixture are covered under the following specific State
regulations:
Alaska - Designated Toxic and
Hazardous Substances:
Carbon
Monoxide, Methane, Hydrogen.
California - Permissible Exposure
Limits for Chemical Contaminants:
Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen, Methane,
Hydrogen.
Florida - Substance List:
Oxygen,
Carbon Monoxide, Hydrogen.
Illinois - Toxic Substance List: Carbon
Monoxide, Hydrogen.
Kansas - Section 302/313 List: No.
Massachusetts - Substance List:
Oxygen, Carbon Monoxide, Methane,
Hydrogen.
Michigan - Critical Materials Register:
No.
Minnesota - List of Hazardous
Substances:
Carbon Monoxide,
Methane, Hydrogen.
Missouri - Employer Information/Toxic
Substance List: Methane, Hydrogen
New Jersey - Right to Know Hazardous
Substance List:
Oxygen, Carbon
Monoxide,
Nitrogen,
Methane,
Hydrogen.
North Dakota - List of Hazardous
Chemicals, Reportable Quantities:
No.
Pennsylvania - Hazardous Substance
List:
Oxygen, Carbon Monoxide,
Nitrogen, Methane, Hydrogen.
Rhode Island - Hazardous Substance
List:
Oxygen, Carbon Monoxide,
Nitrogen, Methane, Hydrogen.
Texas - Hazardous Substance List: No.
West Virginia - Hazardous Substance
List: No.
Wisconsin - Toxic and Hazardous
Substances: No.
CALIFORNIA SAFE DRINKING WATER AND TOXIC ENFORCEMENT ACT (PROPOSITION 65): Carbon Monoxide is on the
California Proposition 65 lists. WARNING: This gas mixture contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
OTHER U.S. FEDERAL REGULATIONS:
• Carbon Monoxide is subject to the reporting requirements of CFR 29 1910.1000. Carbon Monoxide is listed on Table Z.1.
• Hydrogen and Methane are subject to the reporting requirements of Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act. The Threshold
Quantity for each of these gases is 10,000 pounds and so this mixture will not be affected by the regulation.
• This gas mixture does not contain any Class I or Class II ozone depleting chemicals (40 CFR part 82).
• Nitrogen and Oxygen are not listed as Regulated Substances, per 40 CFR, Part 68, of the Risk Management for Chemical
Releases. Carbon Monoxide, Methane, and Hydrogen are listed under this regulation in Table 3 as Regulated Substances
(Flammable Substances), in quantities of 10,000 lbs (4,553 kg) or greater, and so this mixture will not be affected by the
regulation.
ADDITIONAL CANADIAN REGULATIONS:
CANADIAN DSL/NDSL INVENTORY STATUS: The components of this gas mixture are on the DSL Inventory.
CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (CEPA) PRIORITIES SUBSTANCES LISTS: The components of this gas
mixture are not on the CEPA Priorities Substances Lists.
OTHER CANADIAN REGULATIONS: This gas mixture is categorized as a Controlled Product, Hazard Classes A and D2A, as
per the Controlled Product Regulations.
16. OTHER INFORMATION
INFORMATION ABOUT DOT-39 NRC (Non-Refillable Cylinder) PRODUCTS
DOT 39 cylinders ship as hazardous materials when full. Once the cylinders are relieved of pressure (empty) they are not
considered hazardous material or waste. Residual gas in this type of cylinder is not an issue because toxic gas mixtures are
prohibited. Calibration gas mixtures typically packaged in these cylinders are Nonflammable n.o.s., UN 1956. A small
percentage of calibration gases packaged in DOT 39 cylinders are flammable or oxidizing gas mixtures.
For disposal of used DOT-39 cylinders, it is acceptable to place them in a landfill if local laws permit. Their disposal is no
different than that employed with other DOT containers such as spray paint cans, household aerosols, or disposable cylinders
of propane (for camping, torch etc.). When feasible, we recommended recycling for scrap metal content. CALGAZ will do this
for any customer that wishes to return cylinders to us prepaid. All that is required is a phone call to make arrangements so we
may anticipate arrival. Scrapping cylinders involves some preparation before the metal dealer may accept them. We perform
this operation as a service to valued customers who want to participate.
MIXTURES: When two or more gases or liquefied gases are mixed, their hazardous properties may combine to create
additional, unexpected hazards. Obtain and evaluate the safety information for each component before you produce the
mixture. Consult an Industrial Hygienist or other trained person when you make your safety evaluation of the end product.
Remember, gases and liquids have properties which can cause serious injury or death.
Further information about the handling of compressed gases can be found in the following pamphlets published by:
Compressed Gas Association Inc. (CGA), 1725 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1004, Arlington, VA 22202-4102. Telephone:
(703) 412-0900.
P-1
AV-1
“Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Containers”
“Safe Handling and Storage of Compressed Gases”
“Handbook of Compressed Gases”
This Material Safety Data Sheet is offered pursuant to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR, 1910.1200. Other government
regulations must be reviewed for applicability to this product. To the best of CALGAZ knowledge, the information contained herein is reliable
and accurate as of this date; however, accuracy, suitability or completeness are not guaranteed and no warranties of any type, either express
or implied, are provided. The information contained herein relates only to this specific product. If this product is combined with other
materials, all component properties must be considered. Data may be changed from time to time. Be sure to consult the latest edition.
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