Fill Sand Safety Data

Hazardous according to criteria of the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission.

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


Company Details

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)

(24 Hours)

ACN: 000 521 871




Product Name: Fill 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

Product Description

Fill sand.


This product is designed to be used for general construction fill under slabs or

within trenches and general backfill. It should be managed using suitable



Physical Description/ Properties

Appearance: A bronzy 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

Other Properties

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.


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.


First Aid

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

Treat symptomatically.


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.

Personal Protection

Respiratory Protection: An approved respirator should be worn that is suitable

for respirable particulates and dust.

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

laundered regularly.

Eye Protection: Non-fogging dust resistant goggles or safety glasses
should be worn if there is a risk of
dust contacting eyes.


Not Flammable.

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.

Fire/Explosion Hazard

Not Relevant.

Contact Point

Title: The Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Telephone: 0400 332256 (+61 400 332256 internationally)

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