Tennessee Brown Rock

Safety data sheet

SECTION 1: IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/MIXTURE

1.1 Product Identifier:

  • Phosphate Rock
  • Fluorapatite

1.2 Name & Address of Manufacturer:

Calcium Silicate Corp.
601 Watson Farm Road
Lake Harbor, Fl 33459
863-902 -0217

1.3 Recommended uses:

This material is prepared for use as a standard or in inter-laboratory comparison programs at analytical laboratories, which routinely handle uranium and/or plutonium. NBL expects that recipients of their material are in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.1200(h) which requires employers to provide employees with effective information and training on hazardous chemicals in their work area.

SECTION 2: HAZARDS (S) IDENTIFICATION

2.1 Hazard statement:

img9May cause irritation of skin, lungs and eyes (Category 4)
Physical Hazard: None. Health Hazard: Irritant.

 

2.2 Precautionary statement:

Avoid breathing dust. Do not get in eyes or on skin or on clothing. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using.

This reference material is composed of raw rock that has been pulverized, milled and blended. The uranium found in this material is that naturally present in the rock. The uranium content of this reference material is so low that it is not considered to be a radioactive material by the Department of Transportation definitions.

This is a powdered material, which may cause irritation to skin, eyes, or mucous membranes. Care should be taken to avoid inhalation or ingestion.

NFPA RATINGS (SCALE 0-4): HEALTH=U FIRE=0 REACTIVITY=0
CERCLA RATINGS (SCALE 0-3): HEALTH=U FIRE=0 REACTIVITY=0 PERSISTENCE=3
NFPA RATINGS (SCALE 0-4): HEALTH=U FIRE=0 REACTIVITY=0

CARCINOGEN STATUS:

OSHA: N
NTP: N
IARC: N

SECTION 3: COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

3.1 Mixtures

Component: Phosphate Rock
Chemical Family: Powdered rock. Mineral.
CAS Number: 1306-05-4
Concentration: 100 Weight %. Other Contaminants: Uranium 0.0153 Weight %

SECTION 4: FIRST AID MEASURES

4.1 Description of First Aid Measures

EYES: Flush with running water.

INHALATION: Remove to fresh air. Give oxygen with artificial respiration as needed. Seek medical attention for treatment, observation and support as needed.

SKIN CONTACT: Wash with soap and water.

SECTION 5: FIRE FIGHTING MEASURE

Fire and Explosion Hazard: Negligible fire hazard when exposed to heat or flame.
Suitable Extinguishing Media: Dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray, or regular foam.
Special Protective Equipment and Precautions for Fire-Fighters: Move container from fire area if you can do it without risk. Apply cooling water to sides of containers exposed to flames until well after fire is out.
Do not move damaged containers; move undamaged containers out of fire zone. For massive fire in cargo area, use unmanned hose holder or monitor nozzles.

Contact the local, State, or Department of Energy radiological response team. Use suitable agent for surrounding fire. Cool containers with flooding amounts of water; apply from as far a distance as possible. Avoid breathing dusts or vapors, keep upwind. Keep unnecessary people out of area until declared safe by radiological response team.

Hazardous Combustion Products: Thermal decomposition may release toxic/hazardous gases.

SECTION 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

OCCUPATIONAL SPILL: Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (safety glasses or goggles, body coverall or lab coat, gloves and NIOSH/MSHA approved respiratory protection against dust). Avoid getting in eyes or on skin. Avoid breathing dust or ingesting.

SECTION 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE

Observe all Federal, State and local regulations when storing this substance.

SECTION 8: EXPOSURE CONTROL/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exercise precautions appropriate for an analytical chemistry laboratory environment and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (lab coat, safety glasses or googles, gloves).

SECTION 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 Basic physical properties

Appearance: Ecru colored powder
Odor: Data not available
Boiling point: Decomposes
pH: Data not available
Melting point: 1300 degrees C (2372 degrees F) decomposes
Flammability: Non-flammable solid
Specific Gravity: Data not available
Evaporation rate: Data not available
Water Solubility: Insoluble
Decomposition temperature: Data not available
Solvent solubility: Nitric acid, sulfuric acid
Viscosity: Data not available
Flashpoint: Non-flammable solid

SECTION 10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

10.1 Reactivity: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
10.2 Conditions to avoid: No potentially hazardous conditions could be found in the literature, nor could any accidents be found in which phosphate rock reacted in a hazardous manner.

SECTION 11: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Particulate matter may irritate and damage the eyes.
No toxicology information specific to phosphate rock is available.

SECTION 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Environmental Impact Rating (0-4): No data available
Acute Aquatic Toxicity: No data available
Degradability: No data available
Log Bioconcentration Factor (BCF): No data available
Log Octanol/water partition coefficient: No data available

SECTION 13: DISPOSAL INFORMATION

Observe all Federal, State and local Regulations when disposing of this substance.

SECTION 14: TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

The U.S. Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR Parts 100-185), the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and International Maritime Organization (IMDG) are all factored into the classification and transport of material.

Proper Shipping Name: To be determined on a case by case basis.
Hazard Class: To be determined on a case by case basis.
UN/ID Number: To be determined on a case by case basis.
Special Information: To be determined on a case by case basis.

Packing Group:
Classification of substances with multiple hazards must be determined in accordance with the criteria presented in the above mentioned regulations. Due to the various quantities/combinations of materials being shipped at one time, the information above must be determined based on the characteristics of the specific shipment.

SECTION 15: REGULATORY INFORMATION

TSCA STATUS: N
CERCLA SECTION 103 (40 CFR 302.4): N
SARA SECTION 302 (40 CFR 355.30): N
SARA SECTION 304 (40 CFR 355.40): N
SARA SECTION 313 (40 CFR 372.65): N
OSHA PROCESS SAFETY (29 CFR 1910.119): N
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65: N
SARA HAZARD CATEGORIES, SARA SECTIONS 311/312 (40 CFR 370.21)
ACUTE HAZARD: N
CHRONIC HAZARD: N
FIRE HAZARD: N
REACTIVITY HAZARD: N
SUDDEN RELEASE HAZARD: N

OTHER INFORMATION

The information and recommendations set forth herein are presented in good faith and believed to be correct as of the revision date. However, recipients of this material should use this information only as a supplement to other information gathered by them, and should make independent judgment of the suitability and accuracy of this information. This statement is not intended to provide comprehensive instruction in developing an appropriate safety program and does not include all regulatory guidelines.

This information is furnished without warranty, and any use of the product not in conformance with this Safety Data Sheet, or in combination with any other product or process, is the responsibility of the user.

Revision Date: May 31, 2016