Hazardous according to criteria of theÂ National Occupational Health and Safety Commission.
Â IMPORTANT NOTICE: This Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is issued by M. Collins
and Sons (Contractors) Pty Ltd in accordance with National Occupational Health and
Safety Commission guidelines. The information contained in this document must not be
added to, deleted or altered. M. Collins and Sons (Contractors) Pty Ltd will issue a new
MSDS when there is change in the product specifications and/or with the National
Occupational Health and Safety Commission guidelines/regulations. M. Collins and Sons
(Contractors) Pty Ltd will not accept any responsibility for any changes made to its MSDS
in content by any other person or organisation.
DATE OF ISSUE: 5 February 2003
Name: M. Collins and Sons (Contractors) Pty Ltd
Address: 25 Martin Crescent Milperra NSW 2214
Telephone: (02) 9774 1544 (+61 2 9774 1544 internationally)
Fax: (02) 9792 1532 (+61 2 9792 1532 internationally)
Emergency Telephone: 0412 019225 (+61 412 019225 internationally)
ACN: 000 521 871
Product Name: Yellow Brick Sand
Other Names: Not Relevant
UN Number: No UN Number Allocated
Dangerous Goods Class: No Dangerous Goods Class Allocated
Subsidiary Risk: No Subsidiary Risk Allocated
Hazchem Code: No Hazchem Code Allocated
Poisons Schedule Number: No Poisons Schedule Number Allocated
This product is designed to be used for mixing with cement to produce mortar used for bricklaying. It should be managed using suitable instruments.
Physical Description/ Properties
Appearance: A golden brown material of fine particle sizes with
little detectable odour.
Boiling Point: Not Relevant
Melting Point: Not Relevant
Vapour Pressure: Not Relevant
Specific Gravity: Not Relevant
Flashpoint: Not Relevant
Flammability Limits: Not Relevant
Solubility in Water: Not Soluble
pH: 4.5 to 7.0
EC: 0.10 to 0.50 dS/m
Bulk Density: 1.4 to 1.8 tonnes/m3
This product comprises naturally occurring extractive material or a blend of
Health Hazard Information
Acute Health Effects
Swallowed: Ingestion is unlikely through normal use. However, swallowing any
amount of this product may cause abdominal discomfort and
potentially increase the risk of gastro-intestinal infections.
Eye: In the event that any dose of this material or the dust comes into
contact with the eyes it may have an irritating effect resulting in
redness and watering or an infection.
Skin: Any level of skin contact with this product and/or their dusts may
lead to skin irritations and in susceptible people skin sensitisation,
dermatitis or skin infection.
Inhaled: Inhalation of any amount of dust from this product may irritate,
inflame or sensitise the nose, throat and lungs, and exacerbate preexisting
conditions such as asthma and bronchitis.
Chronic Health Effects
The repeated inhalation of dust from these products may lead to respiratory
irritation, inflammation or sensitisation. This may lead to illnesses such as
asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia or other pneumonia-like illnesses. Children,
pregnant women, the elderly, people with pre-existing conditions or the immunocompromised, may be at a particular risk from these illnesses if exposed to this product. It is not recommended to repeatedly swallow this material or repeatedly allow it to come into contact with the eyes. All people who come into contact with this product should safeguard themselves adequately from tetanus.
Swallowed: The patient should be given water to drink and medical
attention should be sought if any abdominal symptoms
Eye: Eyes should be immediately and thoroughly flushed with
lukewarm water for as long as necessary to alleviate the
problem (although approximately 10 minutes can be used as
a guide). Professional medical assistance should be sought
if the symptoms persist.
Skin: The affected areas should be washed thoroughly with mild
soap and lukewarm water as quickly as possible.
Inhaled: If an irritation occurs, the affected parties should be moved
(or move themselves) away from the product or its dusts into
a source of fresh air.
First Aid Facilities:
Facilities should be available where this product is used to carry out the first aid
procedures outlined above.
Advice to Doctor
Precautions for Use
Exposure Standards: There is no specific standard for sands. However, M.
Collins and Sons (Contractors) Pty Ltd recommend
that exposures of the product or its dusts to the skin
and eyes along with swallowing and inhalation should
be minimised through the adoption of the protective
measures contained in this MSDS.
Engineering Controls: Any involvement with these products should be
conducted in such a way as to avoid contact with the
skin and eyes along with swallowing and inhalation. It
should also minimise the exposure to dusts.
Respiratory Protection: An approved respirator should be worn that is suitable for respirable particulates and when exposed to
dust. The standards should be followed in the
selection, fit testing, use, storage and maintenance of
the respiratory equipment.
Skin Protection: Standard duty gloves should be
worn along with boots and comfortable loose clothing.
Long sleeved shirts and long trousers are
recommended if a skin irritation occurs or a person
has a history of skin conditions. All clothing should be
Eye Protection: Non-fogging dust resistant goggles or safety glasses
should be worn if there is a risk of
dust contacting eyes.
Safe Handling and Storage
Storage and Transport
No special storage or transport requirements necessary.
Spills and Disposal
Waste material can be disposed of as trade waste in accordance with the local authority guidelines.
Title: The Occupational Health and Safety Officer
Telephone: 0400 332256 (+61 400 332256 internationally)