Is cement a hazardous material?

Portland cement is a “hazardous substance” subject to statutes promulgated under the subject act. Crystalline silica is known by the State of California to cause cancer.

What is potentially hazardous about cement?

Irritation, Dermatitis, and Burns Any type of direct contact with wet concrete can quickly lead to skin irritation, dermatitis, or worse, a chemical burn. Think about it–as concrete hardens it absorbs moisture. The chemicals in cement pull moisture out of anything to aid in the drying process.

Where should the Coshh safety data sheets be kept?

A copy of the data sheets for all the chemicals used must be held in the health and safety records file.

What disease can you get from cement?

Cement industry is involved in the development of structure of this advanced and modern world but generates dust during its production. Cement dust causes lung function impairment, chronic obstructive lung disease, restrictive lung disease, pneumoconiosis and carcinoma of the lungs, stomach and colon.

What is the shipping name for cement?

Hazardous materials description/proper shipping name Portland is cement is not hazardous under U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Identification number Not applicable. Required label text Not applicable. Hazardous substances/reportable quantities (RQ) Not applicable.

Who is responsible for creating MSDS sheets?

MSDSs are prepared by the supplier or manufacturer of the material.

How do you handle cement?

Handling cement

  1. Ensure cement bags are never dropped. They should be carefully placed on a flat, raised surface.
  2. Roll the cement bags over before lifting them.
  3. Do not carry cement bags at the ends.
  4. Ensure cement bags are never stored upright or on their side.

Is Coshh training a legal requirement?

In addition, if you are required to work with any hazardous substances as part of your day to day job then instruction, training and information must be provided. While not strictly a legal requirement, it’s a key step in ensuring your organisation is taking COSHH regulations seriously.

Should you keep Coshh products in original packaging?

COSHH also requires chemicals to be kept in their original containers. This helps inspectors and staff identify the chemicals and avoid cross-contamination. It also means those using the chemicals have access to the instructions normally found on the packaging.