MSDS - Stainless Steel Brushes

Section 1 - Product Identification
Manufacturer's Name: Anderson Products - One Weiler Drive - Cresco, PA 18326
Information and Emergency No.: (800) 755-6101
Product Name/Trade Name: Stainless Steel Wire Brushes
Common Name/Grade: Wheel, Cup, End, Roll Cleaning and Stem-Mounted
Revised: June 20, 2011
Name of preparer: Frank J. Hettes

Section 2 - Hazardous Ingredients
Note: Products under normal conditions do not represent an inhalation, Ingestion or Contact Health Hazard.

Base Metal, Alloying Elements and Metallic Coatings
PEL
CAS#
ACGIH TLV
(mg/m3)(2)

Iron Base
Chromium
Cobalt
Copper
Iron
Manganese
Molybdenum
Nickel
Silicon

N/A
1
0.1
1

C5 (C-ceiling limit)
15
1
None
N/A
7440-47-3
7440-48-7
7440-50-8
7439-89-6
7439-96-5
7439-98-7
7440-02-0
7440-21-3
N/A
0.5
0.05
1

C5 (ceiling limit)
10
1
5

(1) % of Alloying Material Varies With Grade of Material. (2) 1985-1986 ACGIH Threshold Limit Value.

Section 3 - Physical Data
Material is (at normal conditions):
Solid
Melting Point (Base Metal): N/A
Appearance and Odor: Gray - No Odor
Specific Gravity: N/A

Section 4 - Fire and Explosion
Extinguishing Media: Non-Flammable
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: N/A
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: N/A

Section 5 - Reactivity Data
Stability: Stable
Conditions to Avoid: Do not inhale dust, smoke or fumes
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Fumes and/or gasses produced from welding or burning operations
Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid):

Section 6 - Health Hazard Data
Note: Steel products in the natural state do not present an inhalation, Ingestion or contact hazard; however, operations such as burning, welding, sawing, brazing and grinding may release fumes and/or dusts which may present health hazards if TLV'S are exceeded.

Major exposure hazard: Inhalation: Skin Contact: Skin Absorption: Eye Contact: Ingestion:

Effects of Overexposure: Short-term exposure to gasses and dust can be dangerous to your health and may result in discomfort such as dizziness, nausea, fever, dryness and/or irritation of nose, throat and eyes. Acute exposure can result in same symptoms but to a greater degree. Some workers may experience discomfort at concentrations below the threshold limit values, and others may be affected by a pre-existing condition or other occupational illness, because of the wide variation in individual susceptibilities. Fumes, gasses and dust can be a health hazard through inhalation. Chronic exposure may result in neurological damage, lung fibrosis, pneumon-confosis and other lung diseases. Nickel and chromium are considered possible carcinogens under OSHA (29CFR1910.1200). There is considerable controversy on the extent of the respiratory cancer problem due to nickel and chromium. Nevertheless, exposures must be maintained below the levels specified in section II, III and VI.

Emergency and First Aid Procedures: Remove from exposure area and call for medical aid, administer oxygen if breathing is difficult. If not breathing, begin artificial respiration. If no detectable pulse, begin external heart massage. Employ first aid techniques recommended by the American Red Cross.


Section 7 - Spill or Leak Procedures
Spill or Leak Procedures: N/A
Waste Disposal Methods: Clean up any grinding dust, or waste residues, and place in suitable department of transportation (DOT) approved containers and dispose of in full compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Avoid inhalation and skin exposure.

Section 8 - Special Protection
Respiratory: Use only NIOSH approved respirators
Ventilation: Use enough ventilation to keep exposure below limits of section (2)
Eye Protection and Protective Clothing: See section 9.

Section 9 - Special Precautions
Protective Clothing and Equipment: In normal power brushing operations, the material being removed, (such as burrs, scale, dirt, weld slag, or other residue) will fly off the brush with considerable force, along with the brush filaments, which break off due to fatigue. The potential of serious injury exists for both the brush operator and others in the work area (possibly 50 or more feet from the brush). Before rotating the brush, the operator and others in the area are required to wear protective eye equipment and face equipment, such as safety goggles or full face shields worn over safety glasses with side shields, along with protective clothing.

The information in this MSDS was obtained from sources which we believe are reliable. However, the information is provided without any representation or warranty, express or implied, regarding the accuracy or correctness.

The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product are beyond our control and may be beyond our knowledge. For this and other reasons, we do not assume responsibility and expressly disclaim liability for loss, damage or expense arising out of, or in any way connected with, the handling, storage, use or disposal of the product.

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