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Product : Oxygen

SECTION 1 HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
NFPA Ratings (Scale 0-4) : Health = 3 , Fire = 0 , Reactivity = 0
Emergency Overview
Color Blue
Physical form Cryogenic liquid
Odor Odorless
Major health hazards No significant target effects reported.
Physical hazards Strong oxidizer. May ignite or explode on contact with combustible materials. Containers may rupture or explode if exposed to heat.
Potential Health Effects
Short term exposure Irritation, Nausea , Asthma , Irregular heartbeat , Dizziness , Tingling sensation , Dilated Pupils , Blindness , Lung congestion , Blood disorders , Convulsions
Long term exposure Chest pain, lung damage
Skin Contact
Short term exposure Blisters, Frostbite
Long term exposure No information on significant adverse effects
Eye Contact
Short term exposure Frostbite, Blurred vision
Long term exposure No information on significant adverse effects
Ingestion
Short term exposure Frostbite
Long term exposure No information is available

SECTION 2 FIRST AID MEASURES
Inhalation If adverse effects occur, remove to uncontaminated area. Get medical attention.
Skin contact If frostbite or freezing occur, immediately flush with plenty of lukewarm water (105-115 F; 41-46 C). DO NOT USE HOT WATER. If warm water is not available, gently wrap affected parts in blankets. Get immediate medical attention.
Eye contact Contact with liquid : Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Then get immediate medical attention.
Ingestion If a large amount is swallowed, get medical attention.

SECTION 3 FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Fire and explosion hazards Negligible fire hazard. Oxidizer. May ignite or explode on contact with combustible materials. Containers may rupture or explode if exposed to heat.
Extinguishing media Carbon dioxide , regular dry chemical
Fire fighting Move container from fire area if it can be done without risk. Cool containers with water spray until well after the fire is out. Stay away from the ends of tanks. For fries in cargo or storage area : Cool containers with water from unmanned hose holder or monitor nozzles until well after fire is out. If this is impossible then take the following precaution : Keep unnecessary people away , isolate hazard area and deny entry. Let the fire burn. For tank, rail car or tank truck, evacuation radius : 800 meters (1/2 mile).

SECTION 4 ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Occupational release Avoid contact with combustible materials. Do not touch spilled material. Stop leak if possible without personal risk. Keep unnecessary people away , isolate hazard area and deny entry.

SECTION 5 HANDLING AND STORAGE
Storage Store and handle in accordance with all current regulation and standard Protect from physical damage. Inside storage . Keep separated from incompatible substances. Store in cool , dry place. Store outside or in a detached building.

SECTION 6 EXPOSURE CONTROLS , PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure limits Oxygen
Ventilation Provide local exhaust ventilation system. Ensure compliance with applicable exposure limits.
Eye protection For the gas : Eye protection not required , but recommended.
For the liquid : Wear splash resistant safety goggles. Contact lenses should not be worn. Provide an emergency eye wash fountain and quick drench shower in the immediate work area.
Clothing For the gas : Protective clothing is not required.
For the liquid : Wear appropriate protective , cold insulating clothing.
Gloves Wear insulated gloves.
Protective material types Leather
Respirator Under condition of frequent use or heavy expusre, respiratory protection may be needed. Respiratory protection is ranked in order from minimum to maximum. Consider warning properties before use.

For Unknown Concentrations or Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health

Any supplied-air respirator with full facepiece and operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with a separate escape supply. Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece.



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