MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Oil well completion fluid additive. Weighting agent.
Supplied by a Business Unit of
P.O. Box 42842,Houston, Texas 77242-2842
See cover sheet for local supplier.
Sam Hoskin - Manager, Occupational Health
2. COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
CAUTION! MAY CAUSE EYE, SKIN AND RESPIRATORY TRACTIRRITATION. Avoid contact with eyes, skin
and clothing. Avoid breathing airborne product. Keep container closed. Use with adequate ventilation. Wash thoroughly
This product is a/an white powder. Dike and contain spills. Keep out of sewers and waterways. A nuisance dust.
No significant immediate hazards for emergency response personnel are known.
Contact with this product is severely irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract and may cause severe eye injury.
Irritating to the respiratory tract if inhaled.
May cause gastric distress, nausea and vomiting if ingested.
Severely irritating to the skin.
Severely irritating to the eyes. May cause severe eye injury.CHRONIC EFFECTS:
IARC: Not listed. OSHA: Not regulated. NTP: Not listed.
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ROUTE OF ENTRY:
Inhalation. Skin and/or eye contact.
Respiratory system, lungs. Skin. Eyes. Central nervous system.
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Persons seeking medical attention should carry a copy of this MSDS with them.
Movethe exposed person to fresh air at once. Perform artificial respiration if breathing has stopped. Get medical attention.
Drink a couple of glasses water or milk. Do not give victim anything to drink of he is unconscious. Get medical attention.
Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing. Get medical attention if any discomfort
Promptly wash eyes with lots of water while lifting the eye lids. Continue to rinse for at least 15 minutes. Get medical
attention if any discomfort continues.
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
FLAMMABILITY LIMIT - LOWER(%):
FLAMMABILITY LIMIT - UPPER(%):
Carbon dioxide (CO2). Dry chemicals. Foam. Water spray, fog or mist.
SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTINGPROCEDURES:
No specific fire fighting procedure given.
UNUSUAL FIRE & EXPLOSION HAZARDS:
No unusual fire or explosion hazards noted.
HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION PRODUCTS:
Fire or high temperatures create: Toxic gases/vapors/fumes. Bromides.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Wear proper personal protective equipment (see MSDS Section 8).
SPILL CLEAN-UP PROCEDURES:
Carefully sweepup and put in closed containers. Avoid making dust. Do not contaminate drainage or waterways.
Repackage or recycle if possible.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Hygroscopic. Avoid contact with water or moist air.
Avoid handling causing generation of dust. Wear full protective clothing for prolonged exposure and/or high
concentrations. Eye wash and emergency shower must beavailable at the work place. Wash hands often and change
clothing when needed. Provide good ventilation. Mechanical ventilation or local exhaust ventilation is required.
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Store at moderate temperatures in dry, well ventilated area. Keep in original container. Keep containers closed tightly.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION...