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BULK SALT GRANULAR PRODUCT SAFETY SHEET

Granular Salt Conforms to EN 973 "Granular Salt" and ‘’Food Grade’’ Complies with ISO 22000:2005 The Food Safety Management System is suitable human consumption. 

IDENTIFICATION OF COMPANY Water Softener Salt UK


COMPOSITION
Granular Salt
SODIUM CHLORIDE 99.8%


HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
INHALATION.
VERY HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF SALT DUST MAY RESULT IN INFLAMMATIONS OF THE
MUCUS MEMBRANES OF THE RESPIRITORY TRACT.
SKIN CONTACT.
DRY SALT AND CONCENTRATED SOLUTIONS CAN CAUSE WITHDRAWAL OF FLUID FROM THE
SKIN AND MAY, ON PROLONGED CONTACT PRODUCE IRRITATION.
EYE CONTACT.
SALT AND SALT SOLUTIONS ARE NOT TOXIC TO THE EYE BUT CONCENTRATIONS MUCH ABOVE
THAT OF TEARS CAUSE A STINGING SENSATION.
INGESTION.
ACUTE AND CHRONIC TOXIC EFFECTS CAN RESULT FROM THE INGESTION OF EXCESSIVE
AMOUNTS OF EITHER SALT OR BRINE. SALT SHOULD NOT BE USED AS AN EMETIC TO INDUCE
VOMITING. HIGH CONCENTRATIONS PRODUCE INFLAMMATORY REACTIONS IN THE
GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT AND CAN CAUSE VOMITING, DIARRHOEA, CONVULSIONS AND
COLLAPSE. THE INGESTION OF HYPERTONIC SOLUTIONS CAN CAUSE FATAL OF BODY
ELECTROLYTE AND FLUID BALANCE PARTICULARLY IN THE YOUNG AND THE ELDERLY. LESS
THAN A TABLESPOON OF SALT MAY SEVERELY POISON AN INFANT AND SOMETIMES PROVE
FATAL.


FIRST AID MEASURES
INHALATION.
REMOVE PATIENT TO FRESH AIR.KEEP WARM AND AT REST. GIVE DRINKS IF DESIRED.
INGESTION.
VOMITING WILL PROBABLY OCCUR. PROVIDED THAT THE PATIENT IS CONCIOUS GIVE PLENTY
OF LIQUID TO DRINK. OBTAIN IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION ESPECIALLY IF VOMITING
HAS NOT OCCURRED.
EYE CONTACT.
IRRIGATE WITH EYEWASH SOLUTION OR WATER. IF SYMPTOMS DEVELOP OBTAIN MEDICAL
HELP.
SKIN CONTACT.
WASH WITH PLENTY OF WATER.


FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES.
FLAMMABILITY
NON-FLAMMABLE
EXTINGUISHANTS
USE AGENTS SUITABLE FOR TYPE OF SURROUNDING FIRE (DRY CHEMICAL, CO2 , WATER
SPRAY OR FOAM).


SPECIAL HAZARDS
SALT WITHSTANDS TEMPERATURES UP TO ITS MELTING POINT WITHOUT DECOMPOSING, BUT
AT VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES (GREATER THAN APPROXIMATELY 800 oC) A VAPOUR MAY BE
EMITTED WHICH IS PARTICULARLY IRRITATING TO THE EYES.


PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.
AS APPLICABLE TO THE COMBUSTION PRODUCTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FIRE.
ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES


PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS.
AVOID PROLONGED CONTACT WITH THE SKIN AND INHALATION OF DUST CONCENTRATIONS,
OTHERWISE NORMAL GOOD HANDLING AND HOUSEKEEPING PRACTICE IS ADEQUATE. NO
SPECIAL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING IS REQUIRED. AN EYEWASH BOTTLE WITH CLEAN WATER
SHOULD BE AVAILABLE.


SPILLAGES.
SPILLAGES SHOULD BE SWEPT UP OR MAY BE SAFELY WATER HOSED TO DRAIN UNDER
NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES.


HANDLING & STORAGE
HANDLING.
SALT DUST IS NON-FLAMMABLE BUT STATIC ELECTRICITY CAN BE GENERATEDBY PNEUMATIC
CONVEYING, THEREFORE PIPES SHOULD BE BONDED AND EARTHED, ESPECIALLY IN
ENVIROMENTS WHERE A SPARK COULD PROVE HAZARDOUS.
STORAGE.
DUE TO ITS HYGROSCOPIC NATURE, SALT SHOULD BE STORED IN A DRY ATMOSPHERE AND
AWAY FROM CONCENTRATED ACIDS. ABSORBS MOISTURE IF THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY IS
ABOVE 75%.


EXPOSURE CONTROLS.
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
AS TOTAL DUST 10mg/m3 (8hr TWA)
AS RESPIRABLE DUST 5mg/m3 (8hr TWA)
DANGEROUS EXPOSURE
NONE SPECIFIED
ENGINEERING CONTROLS.
STATIC ELECTRICITY CAN BE GENERATED BY PNEUMATIC CONVEYING, THEREFORE PIPES
SHOULD BE BONDED AND EARTHED, ESPECIALLY IN ENVIROMENTS WHERE A SPARK COULD
PROVE HAZARDOUS.


PERSONAL PROTECTION.
RESPIRITORY PROTECTION.
IF THE PROCESS IS SUCH THAT SALT DUST IS GENERATED, A DISPOSABLE FACEMASK SHOULD
BE WORN.
HAND PROTECTION.
GLOVES TO BE WORN IF PROLONGED CONTACT IS ANTICIPATED. DRY SALT AND
CONCENTRATED SOLUTIONS CAN CAUSE WITHDRAWAL OF FLUID FROM THE SKIN.
EYE PROTECTION.
WEAR CHEMICAL SAFETY GOGGLES IN SITUATIONS WHERE CONTACT WITH THE EYES MAY
OCCUR.
SKIN PROTECTION.
SKIN SHOULD BE WASHED TO REMOVE SALT. DRY SALT AND CONCENTRATED SOLUTIONS CAN
CAUSE WITHDRAWAL OF FLUID FROM THE SKIN.
OTHER PROTECTIVE MEASURES.
AN EYEWASH AND HAND WASHING FACILITIES SHOULD BE READILY AVAILABLE.
STABILITY AND REACTIVITY


CHEMICAL STABILITY.
STABLE
CONDITIONS TO AVOID
REACTS WITH STRONG SULPHURIC ACID OR NITRIC ACID TO GIVE HYDROGEN CHLORIDE GAS.
MATERIAL TO AVOID
UNDER WET CONDITIONS CAN CORRODE MANY COMMON METALS, PARTICULARLY IRON,
ALUMINIUM AND ZINC. STAINLESS STEEL AND MONEL RESIST ATTACK.
HAZARD DECOMPOSITON PRODUCTS.
TRACE AMOUNTS OF HYDROGEN CHLORIDE GAS MAY BE EVOLVED AT TEMPERATURES IN
EXCESS OF 800 o C. CONTAINS NO WATER OF CRYSTALLISATION.DOES NOT REACT WITH
ALKALIS AT ORDINARY TEMPERATURES.


TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION.
EYES.
DUST MAY BE IRRITATING.
SKIN.
IRRITATION AFTER PROLONGED CONTACT.
INGESTION.
SALT IS AN ESSENTIAL CONSTITUENT OF THE DIET. IT PROVIDES IMPORTANT BODY
ELECTROLYTES AND IS THE SOURCE OF HYDROCHLORIC ACID PRESENT IN THE GASTRIC
JUICES. THE BLOOD STREAM CONTAINS NEARLY 1% SODIUM CHLORIDE. IN NORMAL
INDUSTRIAL USE SALT IS NON-HAZARDOUS.
LD50 3000mg/kg ORAL. RAT.
INHALATION.
DUSTS MAY BE IRRITATING.
CARCINOGENICITY.
NOT CONSIDERED TO BE A CARCINOGEN.
MUTAGENICITY.
NOT CONSIDERED TO BE A MUTAGEN.
REPRODUCTIVE EFFECTS.
NONE IDENTIFIED.


DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
DISPOSAL SHOULD BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL OR NATIONAL REGULATIONS.


TRANSPORT INFORMATION
MATERIAL NOT INCLUDED IN THE LIST OF SUBSTANCES DANGEROUS FOR SUPPLY.
MATERIAL NOT INCLUDED IN THE LISTOF SUBSTANCES DANGEROUS FOR CONVEYANCE BY
ROAD.


REGULATORY INFORMATION.
USER: NOT CLASSIFIED AS HAZARDOUS TO USERS.
EEC CLASIFICATION.
UNDER THE CLASSIFICATION, PACKAGING AND LABELLING OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES
REGULATIONS, 1984, THIS MATERIAL IS NOT DANGEROUS FOR SUPPLY OR CONVEYANCE.