Health & Safety Data Sheet

Bestwood Pure Tung Oil is food and toy safe when dry. It is non-flammable, 100% solids and VOC free. It contains no additives of any kind – no solvents, driers, anti-skin agents etc.

The blue link below brings up a printable pdf version of the Health and Safety Data Sheet for Bestwood Pure Tung Oil, which follows:-

Tung Oil H&S 2012 pdf

SAFETY DATA SHEET
BESTWOOD PURE TUNG OIL

1.    IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/ PREPARATION AND THE COMPANY

PRODUCT NAME      Bestwood Pure Tung Oil

SUPPLIER                  MULTICOLOUR LIMITED
Unit F4, Enterprise Park
Wigwam Lane,
Hucknall,
Nottingham NG15 7TA

TELEPHONE:     0115 963 4396
FAX:                     0115 727 0772
EMERGENCY:    0773 4003278

2.    COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS.

A naturally occurring triglyceride vegetable oil.

Hazardous ingredients        None
CAS registry number          8001-20-5
EINECS                              232-272-3

3.    HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Not classified as dangerous according to EU regulation 1272/2008.
Care should be taken as spills may constitute a slip hazard.

4. FIRST AID MEASURES

GENERAL             Remove contaminated soaked clothing immediately.
INHALATION        Not applicable. There are no appreciable vapours at ambient temperatures.
INGESTION          Do not induce vomiting. Give water or milk to drink and seek medical advice.
SKIN                     Wash with warm soapy water.
EYES                    Promptly wash eyes with plenty of water while lifting the eyelids. Get medical attention if symptoms persist.

5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA
Use carbon dioxide, dry chemical, sand or earth for small fires. For large fires use alcohol type foam or water spray. Do not use water jets. Cool closed containers with water spray.
FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS
This product may only form ignitable mixtures or burn above the flash point.  Toxic fumes may be generated in a fire. As the product contains combustible organic components, fire will produce dense black smoke containing hazardous products of combustion.
Decomposition products may be hazardous to health. Do NOT allow run-off from fire fighting to enter drains or watercourses.
PROTECTIVE MEASURES
Appropriate self-contained breathing apparatus should be worn.

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Contain and collect spillages with non combustible absorbent material, eg. Sand, earth, vermiculite, and place in closed containers. Do not allow to enter water courses. Dispose of as hazardous waste.

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling:
Keep containers sealed when not in use. Prevent spills and leaks to avoid slip hazard. Provide suitable mechanical equipment for the safe handling of drums and heavy packages.

Storage:
Keep containers out of direct sunlight in cool, dry conditions. Keep in closed, original containers.

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Hand protection
Wear protective gloves.

Eye protection
Eye protection designed to guard against liquid splashes should be worn.

Skin protection
Cotton or cotton/synthetic overalls or coveralls are normally suitable. Grossly contaminated clothing should be removed and the skin washed with soap and water or a proprietary skin cleaner.

9 PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

APPEARANCE – liquid
COLOUR -  Amber yellow
VAPOUR PRESSURE – negligible
FLASH POINT – Greater than 230 Degrees C
ODOUR – faint, characteristic
SPECIFIC GRAVITY – 0.94 – 0.95
SOLUBILITY IN WATER – Insoluble
pH – not applicable

10  STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Stable under the recommended storage and handling conditions.

There are no hazardous decomposition products during normal conditions of use.
In a fire decomposition products such as carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide may be produced.

11 TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

INGESTION           No specific data. Expected to have a very low order of toxicity.
SKIN                      No specific data. Prolonged and repeated contact may cause slight irritation.
INHALATION        Not applicable at ambient temperature.
EYE  CONTACT   No specific data. May cause slight irritation.

12 ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

BIO ACCUMULATION – Will not bioaccumulate.
DEGRADABILITY – Readily degradable.

13 DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Do not allow into drains or water courses or where ground or surface water may be affected.
Dispose of in accordance with local authority requirements.

14 TRANSPORT INFORMATION

This product is not classified as dangerous for carriage.

15  REGULATORY INFORMATION

LABELLING      No hazard symbols required
No risk or safety phrases required.
No signal word, pictograms, hazard or safety phrases required.

The information contained in this safety data sheet does not constitute the users own assessment of workplace risk as required by other health and safety legislation. The provisions of the Health and Safety at Work etc and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations apply to the use of this product at work.

16. OTHER INFORMATION.

This safety data sheet is provided in accordance with the provisions of Section 6 of the Health and Safety at Work, etc. act 1974, as amended by the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

The product should not be used for purposes other than those shown in Section 1 without first referring to the supplier and obtaining written handling instructions.  As the specific conditions of use are outside the supplier’s control, the user is responsible for ensuring that the requirements of relevant legislation are complied with.

The information contained in this safety data sheet is based on the present state of knowledge and current national legislation.  It provides guidance on health, safety and environmental aspects of the product and should not be construed as any guarantee of technical performance or suitability for particular applications.

Further information and advice can be found in:
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1988 (SI.1988:1657).
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (SI 1992:2793)
The Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1992 (SI 1992:2839)

Bestwood Pure Tung Oil H&S November 2012.

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