Supersoil Material Safety Data Sheet

SECTION 1: PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

DESCRIPTION:  Supersoil is a combination of sand and compost. Compost is the product of microbiological reduction of yard waste including brush, chipped wood, grass clippings, green and brown leaf matter, and other vegetative matter. The material may contain residual facultative bacteria and other beneficial microbiological constituents (i.e., Biosolids).

SECTION 2: COMPOSITIONAL/INGREDIENT INFORMATION

American Composting, Inc. provides high quality compost made from yard waste and other organic materials which are suitable as a soil amendment in horticulture, lawn, and agriculture applications. Application rate varies from 500-6000lbs. per acre (12-140lbs. 11,000 sq. ft.) depending on soil type, soil analysis and intended use. The compost has undergone a Process to Further Reduce Pathogens (PFRP) as defined by the U.S. EPA.

The organic matter and nutrient value depends on the feedstock used to produce the compost and varies. Ranges of these values are provided below:

Parameter                     Range of Values

Organic Matter                 20-25%

Moisture Content             30-40%

Nitrogen                             0-4%

Phosphorous                     0-7%

Potassium                          0-3.5%

pH                                      6.5-7.5 S.U.

SECTION 3: HAZARD IDENTIFICATION

LOW HAZARD POTENTIAL:         Supersoil is not a fire or spill hazard.

Potential Health Effects

EYES: May cause mechanical irritation.

SKIN: Avoid contact with open wounds. If contact occurs flush with soap, water, and apply antimicrobial agents.

INHALATION: Mild irritation to mucous membranes of the respiratory system may occur. Wear appropriate masks and maintain.

INGESTION: None expected.

SECTION 4: FIRST AID MEASURES

If skin contact: If irritation occurs, wash exposed skin with water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.

If eye contact: Flush with flooding amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.

If swallowed:   Rinse mouth with water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.

If inhaled: Removed exposed person to fresh air. Support breathing, if needed. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.

SECTION 5: FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

Supersoil should be maintained wet or hydrated to reduce fire hazards. Supersoil that is stored for long periods in hot weather and allowed to dehydrate may experience spontaneous combustion or auto-ignition. Consequently, it is imperative to maintain hydration of stored material.

Fire extinguishing procedures: Use water or cover to eliminate oxygen if water is not available.

No unusual Explosion Hazards.

 

 

SECTION 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

SPILL AND LEAK RESPONSE: A spill of Supersoil should not pose an environmental or health hazard. For small spills, clean-up by dry sweeping or washing with water. For large spills, handle wet if possible and shovel up. Recovered material may be used if not contaminated by other hazardous materials in spill.

SECTION 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE

WORK AND HYGIENE PRACTICES: Never eat, drink, or smoke in work areas. Practice good personal hygiene after using this material, especially before eating, drinking, smoking, using the toilet, or applying cosmetics.

STORAGE AND HANDLING PRACTICES: No special storage or handling practices are necessary. The optimal handling method is to keep the compost wet.

SECTION 8: EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

VENTILATION AND ENGINEERING CONTROLS: Enclose conveying systems whenever feasible to prevent Supersoil from becoming airborne. Lightly wetting Supersoil with water will reduce airborne dust. If a wet method is not feasible, local exhaust ventilation may be needed to maintain airborne concentrations below the OSHA PEL.

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: None required for normal handling of compost.

In situations where the airborne concentration of compost may exceed the TLV and/or PEL, special considerations must be made for controlling particulate exposure. If respirators are provided , they should be selected by and used under the direction of a trained health and safety professional following requirements found in OSHA’s respirator standard 29 CFR 1910.134.

EYE PROTECTION: Wear safety glasses with side shields, or goggles to prevent airborne Supersoil getting into eyes. Ensure compliance with OSHA’s eye and face-protection regulations (29 CFR 1910.133).

HAND AND BODY PROTECTION: None required for normal handling of Supersoil. If potential exists for direct skin contact with compost, wear impermeable PVC, neoprene or nitrile gloves to reduce skin contact. Ensure compliance with OSHA”s hand protection regulation (29 CFR 1910.138).

SECTION 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

VAPOR DENSITY:                      Not applicable

SPECIFIC GRAVITY:                   0.6-0.8 (Water= 1.0)

SOLUBILITY IN WATER:              low solubility

VAPOR PRESSURE:                  Not applicable

EVAPORATION RATE:                Not applicable

MELTING POINT:                       Not applicable

BOILING POINT:                         Not applicable

pH:                                                6.5-7.5

 

APPEARANCE AND COLOR: Dark brown to black.

ODOR: Earthy odor of humus.

DETECTION: Material is visually detectable on skin. Supersoil may not be detected in eyes until irritation manifests.

SECTION 10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

STABILITY:   Supersoil is stable at room temperature under normal storage and handling conditions.

CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Avoid flames or high heat and dry compost.

MATERIALS WITH WHICH SUBSTANCE IS INCOMPATIBLE: None known.

HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: It does not polymerize.

PRODUCTS OF DECOMPOSITION:  CO2 + H2O

SECTION 11: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Supersoil is a common soil amendment and is not considered to be carcinogenic, or toxic. No toxicity or carcinogenic data was located for Supersoil.

SECTION 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

(Not required under the hazard communication standard)

ENVIRONMENTAL STABILITY: The material is stable.

EFFECT OF MATERIAL ON PLANTS OR ANIMALS: Material can be used to neutralize acidic soils, add organic matter to soils, and provide nutrients and/or micro nutrients.

EFFECT OF CHEMICAL ON AQUATIC LIFE: No information is available.

SECTION 13: DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

(Not required under the hazard communication standard)

PREPARING WASTES FOR DISPOSAL:   No special preparation necessary

EPA WASTE NUMBER(S): Not applicable.

SECTION 14: TRANSPORT ATION INFORMATION

(Not required under the hazard communication standard)

THIS MATERIAL IS NOT HAZARDOUS AS DEFINED BY 49 CFR 172.101 BY THE US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

 

PROPER SHIPPING NAME:                                 None

HAZARD CLASS NUMBER AND DESCRIPTION:    None

UNIDENTIFICA TION NUMBER:                           None

DOT LABEL(S) REQUIRED:                                 None

PACKAGING GROUP:                                         None

EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDE NUMBER:        None

MARINE POLLUTANT:                                        N/A

 

SECTION 15: REGULATORY INFORMATION

(Not required under the hazard communication standard)

 

SARA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS:     None

 

TSCA INVENTORY STATUS:                  N/A

 

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65:              N/A

 

CERCLA REPORTABLE QUANTITIES:     N/A

 

CHEMICAL NAME                                              REPORTABLE QUANTITIES

None                                                                             N/A

 

LABELING (Precautionary Statements):

SIGNAL WORD:                                      Supersoil, Compost, or mulch

TARGET ORGANS:                                Eyes, skin, respiratory tract

HAZARD:                                               Possible irritant

SECTION 16: OTHER INFORMATION

PREPARED BY:                         American Composting, Inc.

                                                11911 Faulkner Lake Road

                                                North Little Rock, Arkansas 72117 (866) 945-8817

 

SUPERSEDES:                          None

DATE OF PREPARATION:           October 15, 1999 and August 6, 2008. Revised April 19, 2011.

MSDS STATUS:                         Secondary Version

 

THE INFORMATION IN THIS MSDS WAS OBTAINED FROM SOURCES WHICH WE BELIEVE ARE RELIABLE. HOWEV ER, THE INFORMATION IS PROVIDED WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR CORRECTN ESS. THE CONDITIONS OR METHODS OF HANDLING, STORAGE, USE, AND DISPOSAL OF THE PRODUCT ARE BEYOND OUR CONTROL AND MAYBE BEYOND OUR KNOWLEDGE.   FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE, OR EXPENSE ARISIN G OUT OF OR IN ANYWAY CONNEC TED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE, OR DISPOSAL OF THE PRODUCT.

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