Speciality Emulsions, Inc.
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
 
SPECIALTY EMULSIONS, INC.
1194 ZINNS QUARRY ROAD
YORK, PENNSYLVANIA 17404
(717) 849-5020 FAX (717) 849-5014

CHEMTREC EMERGENCY
(SPILL, FIRE, EXPOSURE)
DAY OR NIGHT 800-424-9300


SECTION I. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
PRODUCT CODE:
PRODUCT NAME:
RS-2
ANIONIC RAPID SET ASPHALT EMULSION

NFPA RATING: HEALTH - 1 FIRE - 0 REACTIVITY - 0
 
SECTION II. INGREDIENT INFORMATION
 
 
% CAS TLV
Asphalt 50-80 8052-42-4 5 mg/m3
Water 20-50 7732-18-5 NA
Emulsifier 0-5 Proprietary NA
Surfactant 0-7 Proprietary NA

This product does not contain any materials listed by OSHA, NTP, or IARC as carcinogens.
 
SECTION III. HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

CAUTION! HEATING MAY RELEASE HYDROGEN SULFIDE GAS (H2S)

EYE CONTACT: Symptoms may include, pain, tears, swelling, redness and blurred vision.

SKIN CONTACT: Symptoms may include: pain, discoloration and swelling.

INHALATION: This substance contains sulfur compounds which may form hydrogen sulfide. Symptoms of over exposure to hydrogen sulfide include respiratory tract irritation, headaches, dizziness, nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances, coughing, a sensation of dryness and pain in the nose, throat and chest, confusion and unconsciousness.

INGESTION: This is an unlikely route of entry, however if swallowed, this substance is considered non-toxic.

ADDITIONAL HEALTH DATA COMMENT: Studies in which mice were exposed to a variety of whole asphalts did not result in any increased cancer rate; mice exposed to asphalts diluted with hydrocarbon solvents had increased incidence of certain types of cancer. Brief or intermittent skin contact with this asphalt product is not expected to produce any delayed effects. While normal handling of this product is not likely to cause cancer in humans, skin contact and breathing of mists or vapors should be reduced to a minimum.

FIRST AID:

EYE CONTACT: Flush eyes immediately, including under eyelids, with running water for at least fifteen minutes. Get medical attention.

SKIN CONTACT: Quickly cool down hot material by immersing or flushing with water until material is solidified and cool. See a doctor for extensive burns. DO NOT try to peel the solidified material from skin or use solvents or thinners to dissolve it. The use of vegetable oil or mineral oil is recommended for removal of this material from the skin. Flush exposed area with water while removing contaminated clothing. Get medical attention if irritation persists.

INHALATION: Move the person to fresh air. If breathing has stopped, apply artificial respiration. Call a doctor.

INGESTION: Keep head below the waist. Do not stimulate vomiting. Contact a physician or Poison Control Center. Never give anything by mouth to a person who is unconscious or having convulsions.
 
SECTION IV. FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA

FLASH POINT AND METHOD: Not Available
UPPER EXPLOSIVE LIMIT: Not Available
LOWER EXPLOSIVE LIMIT: Not Available

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Water, carbon dioxide and dry chemical. Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. A fine water mist may be used to smother fire or to disperse vapors. Do not use a solid stream of water since the stream will scatter and spread the fire.
Fire fighters must wear self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing when fighting fires involving this material.
 
SECTION V. REACTIVITY DATA

CAUTION! HEATING MAY RELEASE HYDROGEN SULFIDE GAS (H2S)

This material is stable in closed containers at room temperature under normal storage and handling conditions. It does not polymerize. It is incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Decomposition products can include carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and water vapor.
 
SECTION VI. PHYSICAL DATA

BOILING POINT: > 212°F
APPEARANCE AND ODOR: Dark Brown liquid with organic odor.
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 0.9 1.1
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Dispersible
PH VALUE: 8 - 12
FREEZING POINT: < 32°F
VISCOSITY: 100 400 SFS @ 122°F
 
SECTION VII. SPILL, LEAK, AND DISPOSAL PROCEDURE

Notify safety personnel of large spills or leaks. Clean-up personnel need protection against liquid contact and vapor inhalation. Absorb small spills and collect liquid, if feasible, or absorb with vermiculite or sand. Do not flush to sewer or stream.
Dispose of liquid waste via licensed waste disposal company. Follow Federal, State and Local regulation.
 
SECTION VIII. SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Wear impervious gloves and safety glasses to prevent contact with the skin and eyes. If repeated or prolonged contact with liquid is likely, wear protective clothing including boots, apron, and faceshield or splash goggles. Remove contaminated clothing immediately and do not reuse until it has been properly laundered.
Eye wash stations and safety showers should be available in use and handling areas.
Contact lenses pose a special hazard; soft lenses may absorb and all lenses concentrate irritants.
 
SECTION IX. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS AND COMMENTS

Store in closed containers in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from oxidizers, heat and open flame. Keep product from freezing.
Protect container from physical damage.
 
Date Prepared: 5/02/2005
Revision: 0