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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Company Information: Orchard Agrikem (Pty) Ltd
Address: P.O. Box 94
Worcester
6849
Telephone: (27) 23 347 2646
Fax: (27) 23 347 2755
Cell: (27) 82 338 6228
Tygerberg Poison Center: (021) 931 6129

1. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Product Name: Orchard Suppliers Dusting Sulphur
Synonyms: Sulfur
CASNo. 7704-34-9
Molecular weight: 32.1
Chemical formula: Sx
Product Codes:

2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION OF INGREDIENTS

Ingredient Cas No. Percent Hazardous
Sulfur 7704-34-9 98 Yes






3. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION

Toxicity Class: WHO III EPA III
Likely routes of exposure: Skin and eye contact and ingestion
Ingestion: Negligible toxicity
Inhalation: Negligible toxicity
Eye: Slight irritant
Dermal: Slight irritant
Health: 1 (slight)
Fire: 1 (slight)
Reactivity: 0 (none)
Acute Exposure Effect: Acute toxic effect may include nausea, headache, diarrhea upon ingestion of large quantities or dermal irritation if exposed to skin.

4. FIRST-AID MEASURES
If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Center Skin Contact: Remove any contaminated clothing, shoes and leather goods. Gently wipe off excess chemicals. Wash skin thoroughly with mild soap and water.
Seek medical advice if necessary. Persons who become sensitized may require specialized medical management with anti-flammatory agents.
Eye Contact: Immediately flush the eyes with gently flowing lukewarm water or sodium bicarbonate solution for 20 – 30 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. Inadequate irrigation may increase irritation. Do not use Boric Acid.
Ingestion: Ingestion of large quantities: induce vomiting or empty stomach by aspiration and lavage. Demulcents such as milk or egg white should be given freely.
Inhalation: Remove from source of contaminated to open space/fresh air, maintain respiration. Administer 100% humidified supplement oxygen with assisted ventilation as required.
Note to Doctor: treat symptomatically and supportively.

5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Flash Point: 208 Deg. C
Extinguishing media: Fog, dry powder or alcohol-resistant foam.
Special firefighting procedures:
Fight fire from maximum distance. Remove container from fire area if possible. Contain fire control agents for later disposal.
Flame, static electricity or friction spark readily ignites dust suspended in the air. Every reasonable step must be taken to minimize dust formation. Dust tight casings should be equipped with explosion relief vents. Sparkless electrical equipment must be grounded or bonded to avoid static electricity.
Keep away from sources of flame or sparks.
Explosive hazard:
Sulfur dust can be explosive at temperatures above 232 deg. C. Can explode in the presence of static discharge.

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Spills: Do not use metal shovels or brooms. Take up in dry state without forming dust (dampen if necessary) into disposal containers.
Waste disposal method: Local regulations should be adhered to.
Incineration in controlled furnace (if permitted). Avoid inhalation of smoke. For landfill disposal, mix with limestone 3 times weight of sulfur. Destroy the empty containers in a safe and authorized place. Never re-use empty packs.

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Storage: Store in the closed, original container in a well ventilated area and as cool as possible. Do not store for long periods in direct sunlight. Avoid all possible sources of ignition (spark or flame).
Handling: Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Do not breathe dust. Keep away from incompatibles such as oxidizing agents.

8. EXPOSURE CONTROL / PERSONAL PROTECTION
Personal Protection: Use of safety goggles recommended. Chemical resistant protective gloves, hard hat and safety shoes are recommended to prevent prolonged skin contact. Do not wear leather clothing. Wear appropriate respirator when ventilation is inadequate
Exposure Control: Emergency eyewash and washing facilities must be readily available.
Engineering controls: Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants below the exposure limit. (TWA: 10mg/m3 – 8hrs)

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Appearance and odour: Solid, yellow powder which may have a slight sulfur odour.
Solubility in water: Insoluble in water
pH: 6.50 - 9.0
Melting point: 119 Deg. C
Vapour Pressure at 20 Deg. C >0.001mm
Specific gravity: 2.07

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stability: Stable under normal conditions
Reactivity: DNA
Incompatibility: None

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute Effects: Eye: Slight irritant. May irritate inner surfaces of eyelids.
Skin: Slight irritant
Ingestion: Relatively non-toxic. It can be taken in fairly large doses without injury.
Inhalation: May irritate mucous membranes of respiratory passages.
Irritant effects: Slight sensitizer
Other health effects: Non mutagenic, no reproductive hazard, non carcinogenic, no risk of chronic toxicity.
Target Organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system.

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Sulfur is non toxic to bees, fish and wild life.

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATION
Waste Disposal Method: Dispose in accordance with local regulations. Destroy the empty containers in a safe and authorized place. Never re-use empty packs.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Class: 4.1 Flammable solid
Un Number: 1350
Packaging: III
TDG: Class 4.1 Flammable solid
ADR/RID: Class 4.1 Flammable solid, Class 9: Miscellaneous substances
IMO/IMDG: Class 4.1 Flammable solid, Class 9 Miscellaneous substances
ICAO/IATA: Class 4.1 Flammable solid, Class 9 Miscellaneous substances.

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
This product is subject to the following South African regulations:

  1. Section 43 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993) Government Gazette No. 1703 dated 6th September 1996.
  2. Section 29 of the Hazardous Substances Act, 1973 (Act 15 of 1973) Government Gazette Notices No. 73 amendment 1554 and 647 dated 10th July and 1985 and April 1986 respectively.

16. OTHER INFORMATION
Emergency: 082 577 8269
Tygerberg Poison Center: (021) 931 6129
Date of Issue: 26/11/2002
Revision No: OS001
Compiled by: EDWILO CONSULTANTS
Disclaimer: All information and instructions provided in this Material Safety Data Sheet is based on the current state of scientific and technical knowledge at the date indicated on the present MSDS and are presented in good faith and believed to be correct. No responsibility is accepted for errors or omissions or the consequences thereof. This information applies to the product as such. In case of new formulations or mixes, it is necessary to ascertain that a new danger will not appear. It is the responsibility of persons in receipt of this MSDS to ensure that all people who may use, handle, dispose or in any way come in contact with the product understands this information.

 

During 2015 the Nadorcotts were badly affected by snails – the first time ever that we had this type of snail damage on Kruisrivier.

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