Amerex manufactures and markets a full line of hand portable and wheeled fire extinguishers and extinguishing agents, both “compliant” (code required) and “specialty” types for use in combating the various classification of fires.
Below is a summary of the information included in the Amerex MSDS Carbon Dioxide agent
Section 1: Identification
This section identifies the product name and description, the specific chemical extinguishing agent, lists the contact information for Amerex Fire Protection, and the MSDS issue or revised date.
Section 2: Hazards Identification
This section identifies GHS Classification, the Label Symbol and Signal Word(s), and any applicable Hazard Phrases.
Section 3: Composition/information on Ingredients
This section presents the composition of ingredients in the product, their respective CAS number and concentration/weight percentages, and any Adverse Health Effects and Symptoms.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
This section identifies the potential symptoms and intervention recommendations for exposure to a person’s skin and eyes, and the symptoms and how to treat someone who has ingested or inhaled the agent. It also lists medical conditions that could possibly be aggravated by exposure to the agent.
Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures
This section identifies any flammable properties in the product, its sensitivity to an explosion, and recommended protective equipment and precautions for firefighters.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
This section lists personal precautions, PPE, emergency procedures, methods for containment and cleanup in case the product is released into the environment. It also identifies any environmental precautions of such an accident and other applicable information.
Section 7: Handling and Storage
This section presents special precautions for safe handling and storage of the product, including incompatible products, and identifies hazardous decomposition data.
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
This section lists any exposure limits, appropriate engineering controls, PPE requirements, including special protection for the eye/face, skin, body, and respiratory tract. It also presents unique hygiene measures to take for protection after working with the product.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
This section identifies the various physical and chemical properties of the agent and any special applicable notation.
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity
This section presents the known reactivity of the product when exposed to different elements or forces, its chemical stability under recommended storage and handling conditions, incompatible substances, conditions to avoid, the possibility of hazardous reactions, and the byproducts of the chemical decomposition.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
This section presents the likely routes of exposure, the symptoms of exposure to key organs and tissues, the known acute and chronic toxicity values and effects from exposure, reproductive toxicity, and any other toxicity categories.
Section 12: Ecological Information
This section identifies any effects the agent has on ecosystem toxicity, its persistence/degradability,
mobility in the soil, degradability, bioaccumulation potential, and aquatic toxicity values.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
This section identifies recommended handling and disposal methods, contaminated packaging, including the potential applicability of federal, state, and local regulations.
Section 14: Transport Information
This section presents the UN Number, any transport hazardous classification, IATA and DOT regulations, and any special precautions and considerations for shipment of the product.
Section 15: Regulatory Information
This section identifies the product’s International Inventory Status, REACH Title XVII Restrictions, applicable European Risk and Safety Phrases, U.S. Federal Regulatory Information, SARA 311/312 Hazard Categories including the Clean Water/Clean Air Act, specific U.S. State Regulatory Information by state, and any “other” specifics.
Section 16: Other Information
This section declares “other information” that may be pertinent to the product’s safety information or regulation specifics.