Badger Fire Protection manufactures a line of fire extinguishing agents that are designed for use in fighting the various classifications of fires.
Below is a summary of the information included in the Badger MSDS Commercial ABC Dry Chemical PDF:
Section 1: Identification
This section identifies the product name and description, the specific chemical extinguishing agent, lists the contact information for Badger Fire Protection, and the MSDS issue date.
Section 2: Hazard Identification
This section identifies how the product is sold (pressurized and non-pressurized containers), lists its GHS classification, hazard classification, and label elements/symbol, any applicable hazard and/or precautionary statements, and specific concentration limits of ingredients of unknown toxicity.
Section 3: Composition/information on Ingredients
This section presents the composition of ingredients in the product, their respective CAS number and concentration percentages, and the element used to pressurize the product as the expellant.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
This section lists the necessary first aid intervention measures if the agent comes in contact with a person’s eyes or skin, and how to treat someone who has ingested or inhaled the agent. It also lists the most important symptoms/effects experienced due to exposure and if immediate medical attention or special treatment is needed, and if so a note to the treating physician.
Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures
This section reviews the suitable extinguishing media, and specific hazards that might arise from the chemical and the special protective actions for fire-fighters.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
This section lists unique personal precautions, protective equipment to be used, and emergency procedures to follow if large quantities of the product are released into the environment. It also identifies any environmental precautions of such an accident and the methods and materials needed for containment and clean up.
Section 7: Handling and Storage
This section presents special precautions for safe handling of the product and conditions for safe storage.
Section 8: Exposure Control/Personal Protection
This section lists any exposure limits, appropriate engineering controls for proper ventilation, and individual respiratory, skin, eye/face and body protection measures to limit exposure.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
This section identifies the various physical and chemical properties of the agent and expellant.
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity
This section presents the known reactivity of the product when exposed to different elements or forces, it’s chemical stability under normal conditions, the possibility of hazardous reactions, conditions of exposure or contact to avoid, materials with which it is incompatible, and the byproducts of the chemical decomposition.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
This section presents the levels of acute toxicity, specific target organ toxicity from a single and repeat exposure, and the known exposure effects to eye, skin, respiratory, and reproductive systems, including any carcinogenicity effects.
Section 12: Ecological Information
This section identifies any effects the agent has on ecosystem toxicity, its mobility in the soil, degradability, bioaccumulation potential, and any other known adverse effects.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
This section identifies recommended disposal methods including the potential applicability of local and national regulations.
Section 14: Transport Information
This section presents any special precautions and considerations for shipment of the product (presented as material and not the various forms or states of containment).
Section 15: Regulatory Information
This section identifies if the product contains ingredients listed on the United States EPA Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory and the Canadian Domestic Substance List (DSL) or Non-Domestic Substance List. It also identifies if the product contains chemicals or has pressurization hazards under SARA Title III Sect. 311/312/313.
Section 16: Other Information
This section declares “other information” that may be pertinent to the product’s NFPA and HMIS ratings and identifies the information and references for the development of the MSDS.