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Material Safety Data Sheet

MSDS NUMBER #1 OCTOBER 2000

IDENTIFICATION

PRODUCT NAMES:Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) 25 Kg Bales
Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) 5 Kg Blocks
Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) 650 gram Briquettes
Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) Hydroponic Grow Bags
Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) Husk Chips
OTHER NAMES:Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) Coir Products
UN NUMBER:none allocated
DANGEROUS GOODS CLASS:none allocated
SUBSIDIARY RISK:none allocated
HAZCHEM CODE:none allocated
POISONS SCHEDULE NUM:none allocated
USE:Used for landscaping and general horticultural purposes.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION/PROPERTIES:
APPEARANCE:Brown natural organic substance
ODOUR:odourless
BOILING POINT:not applicable
MELTING POINT:not applicable
VAPOUR PRESSURE:not applicable
FLASHPOINT:not applicable
SPECIFIC GRAVITY (WATER=1):varies according to composition and moisture content
MOLECULAR WEIGHT:Not applicable
SOLUBILITY IN WATER:not soluble
PH:5.8 to 6.3
INGREDIENTS:Coir Fibre Pith and Coir Fibres

HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

CHRONIC AND ACUTE HEALTH EFFECTS:
SWALLOWED:Unlikely under normal conditions. No known hazard.
EYE:Dust particles may cause minor eye irritation.
SKIN:No known hazard. (Applies to unused Cocopeat (Galuku Coir))
INHALED:May cause slight irritation with very high concentrations.
FIRST AID:
SWALLOWED:Give water to drink. Seek medical attention if any abdominal symptoms.
EYE:Flush eyes thoroughly for ten minutes with plenty of water. If irritation persists seek medical attention.
SKIN:Wash thoroughly with mild soap and water.
INHALED:Remove to fresh air.
FIRST-AID FACILITIES:Eye wash station, running water, soap and sink.
ADVICE TO DOCTOR:Treat symptomatically.

PRECAUTIONS FOR USE

EXPOSURE STANDARDS:
WORKSAFE AUSTRALIA EXPOSURE STANDARD:There is no specific standard for Cocopeat (Galuku Coir), and other organic gardening materials.
GALUKU PTY LTD’S RECOMMENDATION:Keep exposures to dust and/or mist (bioaerosols) from these products as low as practicable.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION:Avoid breathing dust and/or mist (bioaerosols). Wear an approved P1 or P2 respirator suitable for respirable particulates and conforming with AS/NZS 1715 and 1716 when exposed to dust and/or mist (bioaerosols). These Standards should be followed in the selection, fit-testing, use, storage and maintenance of the respirators.
SKIN PROTECTION:Protective clothing is not necessary for Cocopeat (Galuku Coir).
EYE PROTECTION:Non-fogging dust resistant goggles or safety glasses (AS/NZS1336) should be worn if there is a risk of dust and/or mist (bioaerosols) getting into the eyes.
FLAMMABILITY:Not flammable.

SAFE HANDLING INFORMATION

STORAGE AND TRANSPORT:No special transport requirements are necessary. Store Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) materials in a cool dry area.
SPILLS AND DISPOSAL:Keep out of sewer and stormwater drains. Waste material can be disposed of as trade waste in accordance with local authority guidelines.
FIRE/EXPLOSION HAZARD:Not applicable.
SMOKING:Galuku Pty Ltd recommends that all work areas should be non-smoking areas.

CONTACT POINT

FURTHER INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE HEAD OFFICE OF:
GALUKU PTY LTDSUITE 2, 665 OLD SOUTH HEAD ROAD
VAUCLUSE NSW 2030
TELEPHONE:02 9337 2198
FACSIMILE:02 9337 2648
EMAIL:admin@cocopeat.com.au
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE:Poisons Information Centre: 13 11 26

IMPORTANT NOTICE

This Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is issued by Galuku Pty Ltd in accordance with Worksafe Australia guidelines. As such, the information contained herein must not be altered, deleted or added to. Galuku Pty Ltd will issue a new MSDS when there is a change in product specifications and/or Worksafe Australia guidelines/regulations. Galuku Pty Ltd will not accept any responsibility for any changes made to its MSDS in content by any other person or organisation.

WHILST THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT IS BASED ON DATA WHICH, TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE, WAS ACCURATE AND RELIABLE AT THE TIME OF PREPARATION, NO RESPONSIBILITY CAN BE ACCEPTED BY US FOR ERRORS AND OMISSIONS. THE PROVISION OF THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A RECOMMENDATION TO USE ANY OF OUR PRODUCTS IN VIOLATION OF ANY PATENT RIGHTS OR IN BREACH OF ANY STATUTE OR REGULATION. USERS ARE ADVISED TO MAKE THEIR OWN DETERMINATION AS TO THE SUITABILITY OF THIS INFORMATION IN RELATION TO THEIR PARTICULAR PURPOSES AND SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES. SINCE THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT MAY BE APPLIED UNDER CONDITIONS BEYOND OUR CONTROL, NO RESPONSIBILITY CAN BE ACCEPTED BY US FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY ANY PERSON ACTING OR REFRAINING FROM ACTION AS A RESULT OF THIS INFORMATION.

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