EMERGENCY OVERVIEW CAUTION! COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID - SLIGHT TO MODERATE IRRITANT - EFFECTS CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM - HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED Moderate fire hazard. Avoid breathing vapors or mists. May cause dizziness and drowsiness. May cause moderate eye irritation and skin irritation. Long-term, repeated exposure may cause skin cancer. Hot liquid maycause thermal burns. If ingested, do NOT induce vomiting, as this may cause chemical pneumonia (fluid in the lungs). MSDS No. 15054
NFPA 704 (Section 16)
1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT and COMPANY INFORMATION Hess Corporation 1 Hess Plaza Woodbridge, NJ 07095-0961 SYNONYMS: 4 Fuel Oil; 4 Oil; Low Sulfur No. 4 Fuel Oil EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER (24 hrs): COMPANY CONTACT (business hours): MSDS InternetWebsite: See Section 16 for abbreviations and acronyms. 2. COMPOSITION and INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS CONCENTRATION PERCENT BY WEIGHT 100 CHEMTREC (800) 424-9300 Corporate EHS (732) 750-6000 www.hess.com
INGREDIENT NAME (CAS No.) Fuel Oil No. 4 (68476-31-3)
A complex combination of heavy (high boiling point) petroleum hydrocarbons and is a blend of distillate (such as No. 2 Fuel Oil) andresidual fuel oil (such as No. 6 Fuel Oil). The amount of sulfur varies with product specification and does not affect the health and safety properties as outlined in this Material Safety Data Sheet. 3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
EYES Contact with eyes may cause mild to moderate irritation. SKIN May cause skin irritation with prolonged or repeated contact. Practically non-toxic if absorbed followingacute (single) exposure. May cause dermal sensitization. INGESTION This material has a low order of acute toxicity. If large quantities are ingested, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may result. Ingestion may also cause effects similar to inhalation of the product. Aspiration may result in chemical pneumonia (fluid in the lungs), severe lung damage, respiratory failure and even death.
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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET No. 4 Fuel Oil
MSDS No. 15054 INHALATION Because of its low vapor pressure, this product presents a minimal inhalation hazard at ambient temperature. Upon heating, fumes may be evolved. Inhalation of fumes or mist may result in respiratory tract irritation and central nervous system (brain) effects may include headache, dizziness, loss ofbalance and coordination, unconsciousness, coma, respiratory failure, and death. WARNING: the burning of any hydrocarbon as a fuel in an area without adequate ventilation may result in hazardous levels of combustion products, including carbon monoxide, and inadequate oxygen levels, which may cause unconsciousness, suffocation, and death. CHRONIC and CARCINOGENICITY Similar products produced skincancer and systemic toxicity in laboratory animals following repeated applications. The significance of these results to human exposures has not been determined - see Section 11, Toxicological Information. MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE Irritation from skin exposure may aggravate existing open wounds, skin disorders, and dermatitis (rash). FUEL OIL COMBUSTION ASH Trace amounts of nickel,vanadium, and other metals in slurry oil can become concentrated in the oxide form in combustion ash deposits. Vanadium is a toxic metal affecting a number of organ systems. Nickel is a suspect human carcinogen (lung, nasal, and sinus), an eye, nose, and throat irritant, and can cause allergic skin reaction in some individuals. See Section 7 for appropriate work practices. 4. FIRST AID MEASURESEYES In case of contact with eyes, immediately flush with clean, low-pressure water for at least 15 min. Hold eyelids open to ensure adequate flushing. Seek medical attention. SKIN Remove contaminated clothing. Wash contaminated areas thoroughly with soap and water or waterless hand cleanser. Obtain medical attention if irritation or redness develops. INGESTION DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Do not give...