Health and Safety Recommendations for Decofond Ready mix mortar by St Astier
See also: Decofond Data Sheet
Product and Manufacturer Identification
- Product: ready mixed mortar in 30 kg. bags or 15 kg. tubs
Commercial Name: Decofond
Name: Dordognaise (C.E.S.A. Group)
Addresse: 24110 St Astier, France
Tel: 05 33 54 1125
Fax: 05 33 04 6791
- In case of Urgency:
France: - ORFILA, Tel : 01 45 42 5959
UK: – The Lime Line 0800.7839014
Ireland:– The Traditional Lime Co. 05991 51750
- Decofond is a ready mixed mortar based on natural hydraulic lime, siliceous and calcareous sand, additives and pigments.
IDENTIFICATION OF DANGERS
- Decofond is not classified as a « dangerous product » as defined in annex VI of the directive 67 / 548 / CEE. However, because of its alcaline properties in solution, some handling precautions are necessary.
Principal risks for people and the environment
First Aid (urgent cases)
|Contact with eyes||
|Contact with the skin||
In case of prolongued contact with the skin :
In case of inhalation of large amounts of dust:
In cases of significant ingestion
ANTI FIRE MEASURES
- Decofond is not flammable. In case of nearby fire use any extinguishing agents (as required by the nature of the fire).
ACCIDENTAL SPILLAGE MEASURES
|Protection of the environment||
|Cleaning and recovery methods||
USAGE, STOCKING AND HANDLING PRECAUTIONS
CONTROL PROCEDURES FOR WORKERS' EXPOSURE
AND TYPE OF EQUIPMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS' PROTECTION
|Total Dust:||10 mg/m3|
|Cellular dust:||5 mg/m3|
|Respiratory protection:||In the presence of airborne dust, the use of an anti dust mask is recommended.|
|Hands protection:||Wear adequate gloves|
|Eyes protection:||Wear protective goggles in case of airborne dust or risk of splashes of powder or wet mortar.|
|Skin protection:||Wear adequate work clothing covering the arms and extend it to the hands by wearing gloves.
If working standing on knees, wear knee pads. Skin protective creams can also be used.
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
|Colour||White or pigmented powder|
|PH in water solution:||Alcaline between 12 and 13|
|Fusion temperature:||> 1000oC|
|Apparent volumetric mass:||1,35 g/cm3 at 20oC|
|Explosion point:||Not applicable|
|Flammable point:||Not applicable|
|Danger of explosion:||None|
|Granulometry||20 to 30 % of fines < 80 µ|
STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
|Stability:||The product is stable|
|Conditions to avoid:||Humidity can cause hardening of the product|
|Materials to avoid:||None|
|Dangerous decomposition products :||None|
|Inhalation:||Decofond can cause the irritation of the respiratory track and inflammation of nasal mucous membranes. In extreme cases the erosion of mucous membranes is possible|
|Ingestion:||In cases of significant ingestion Decofond is caustic for the digestive tract. It can cause burning of the mouth, esophagus and stomach|
Due to its alcalinity in solution, Decofond can irritate the skin.
A prolongued contact with Decofond could cause burning of the skin.
|Contact with the eyes:||Decofond can cause irritation and severe lesion of the pupil.
Prolongued washing and ophtalmologic consultation are recommended
|Chronic hands, skin disorders:||Prolongued exposure without adequate protection (gloves) can cause dermatitis|
|Cancer risks:||Not found|
|Ecotoxicity:||In case of accidental dispersion in waters, Decofond powder could moderately increase the water pH.|
After hardening, as a mortar waste, Decofond can be disposed of together with other construction site waste and stockpiled in discharge sites following the regulations valid at the time of disposal.
Classified as non hazardous merchandise in accordance with transport regulations.
|Danger symbol:||Xi irritant|
|Principal components:||Calcareous sand and NHL lime|
R36/37/38- irritant for the eyes, respitatory tracks and skin
R41 - risks of severe eyes lesion.
S2 keep away from childrens’ reach
S24/25 avoid contact with skin and eyes
S26in case of contact with the eyes wash immediately and abundantely with clean water and consult a specialist
S37 wear adequate gloves
|Professional illnesses:||Social security code : not applicable|
|Special medical surveillance:||Not envisaged|
OTHER INFORMATION: None
See also:: Decofond Data Sheet
For further Guidance, contact your St Astier Distributor.