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Title 30Chapter ISubchapter HPart 47Subpart F → §47.52


Title 30: Mineral Resources
PART 47—HAZARD COMMUNICATION (HazCom)
Subpart F—Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)


§47.52   MSDS contents.

When an operator must prepare an MSDS for a hazardous chemical produced at the mine, the MSDS must—

(a) Be legible, accurate, and in English;

(b) Use a chemical identity that permits cross-referencing between the list of hazardous chemicals, the chemical's label, and its MSDS; and

(c) Contain information, or indicate if no information is available, for the categories listed in Table 47.52 as follows:

Table 47.52—Contents of MSDS

Category Requirements, descriptions, and exceptions
(1) IdentityThe identity of the chemical or, if the chemical is a mixture, the identities of all hazardous ingredients. See §47.21 (Identifying hazardous chemicals).
(2) PropertiesThe physical and chemical characteristics of the chemical, such as vapor pressure and solubility in water.
(3) PhysicalThe physical hazards of the chemical including the potential for fire, explosion, and reactivity.
(4) Health hazardsThe health hazards of the chemical including—
   (i) Signs and symptoms of exposure,
   (ii) Any medical conditions which are generally recognized as being aggravated by exposure to the chemical, and
   (iii) The primary routes of entry for the chemical, such as lungs, stomach, or skin.
(5) Exposure limitsFor the chemical or the ingredients of a mixture—
   (i) The MSHA or OSHA permissible limit, if there is one, and
   (ii) Any other exposure limit recommended by the preparer of the MSDS.
(6) CarcinogenicityWhether the chemical or an ingredient in the mixture is a carcinogen or potential carcinogen. See the sources specified in §47.21 (Identifying hazardous chemicals).
(7) Safe usePrecautions for safe handling and use including—
   (i) Appropriate hygienic practices,
   (ii) Protective measures during repair and maintenance of contaminated equipment, and
   (iii) Procedures for clean-up of spills and leaks.
(8) Control measuresGenerally applicable control measures such as engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment.
(9) Emergency information(i) Emergency medical and first-aid procedures; and
   (ii) The name, address, and telephone number of the operator or other responsible party who can provide additional information on the hazardous chemical and appropriate emergency procedures.
(10) Date preparedThe date the MSDS was prepared or last changed.

[67 FR 42383, June 21, 2002; 67 FR 57635, Sept. 11, 2002]

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