Native Mix 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 Holdings Pty Ltd

Address: 17 Fitzpatrick Street, REVESBY  NSW 2212

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: Native Mix

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

Soil blend.


This product is designed to be used with Phosphorus sensitive plants. It should

be applied using a suitable instrument.


Physical Description/ Properties

Appearance: A light tawny coloured fine particle sized sandy soil

with some larger organic particles and a slight

eucalyptus type 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 6.0

EC: 1.00 to 2.00 dS/m

Bulk Density: 0.8 to 1.3 tonnes/m3


This product is a blend of extractive materials, composted organic material and



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 and/or liquid

mist (bioaerosols) 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 and

liquid mists (bioaerosols) may lead to skin irritations and in

susceptible people skin sensitisation, dermatitis or skin infection.

Inhaled: Inhalation of any amount of dust and/or liquid mists (bioaerosols)

from this product may irritate, inflame or sensitise the nose, throat

and lungs, and exacerbate pre-existing conditions such as asthma,

hayfever and bronchitis.

Chronic Health Effects

The repeated inhalation of dust and/or liquid mist (bioaerosols) from these

products may lead to respiratory irritation, inflammation or sensitisation. This may

lead to illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis, hayfever, pneumonia (eg

Legionnaires disease) 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 occur.

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 or

mists (bioaerosols) 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 composts and potting

mixes. However, M. Collins and Sons Holdings

Pty Ltd recommend that exposures of the product or

its dusts or mists (bioaerosols) 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 or mists


Personal Protection

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

for respirable particulates and when exposed to

dust and/ or liquid mist (bioaerosols).

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 and/ or liquid mist (bioaerosols) contacting

the eyes.



This product can be flammable if ignited. It should therefore be stored away from

ignition sources. The areas where these products exist, and the vicinity of these

areas, are recommended to be kept as non-smoking zones.


Safe Handling and Storage

Storage and Transport

No special storage or transport requirements necessary, although the material

should be kept away from ignition sources.

Spills and Disposal

Waste material can be disposed of as trade waste in accordance with the local

authority guidelines.

Fire/Explosion Hazard

Burning in a confined space may release dangerous levels of carbon monoxide

and other harmful gases.

Contact Point

Title: The Work Health and Safety Officer

Telephone: 0400 332256 (+61 400 332256 internationally)

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