HARBISON-WALKER REFRACTORIES C -- KS-4 PLUS                                    
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MSDS Safety Information 
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MSDS Date: 06/02/1999
MSDS Num: CLSFD
Product ID: KS-4 PLUS
MFN: 01
Responsible Party
Cage: 5E028
Name: HARBISON-WALKER REFRACTORIES COMPANY
Address: 600 GRANT STREET
City: PITTSBURGH PA 15219
Info Phone Number: 412-562-6437;412-562-6200
Emergency Phone Number: 412-562-6200
Resp. Party Other MSDS No.: 685897
Preparer's Name: STEPHEN W. THROWER
Chemtrec IND/Phone: (800)424-9300
Review Ind: Y
Published: Y
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Contractor Summary 
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Cage: 5E028
Name: HARBISON-WALKER REFRACTORIES COMPANY
Address: 600 GRANT STREET
City: PITTSBURGH PA 15219
Phone: 412-562-6437;412-562-6200
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Ingredients 
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Cas: 1302-93-8
Name: ALUMINUM SILICATE (MULLITE)
% low Wt: 36.
% high Wt: 58.
OSHA PEL: 10MG/M3 TOTAL DUST
ACGIH TLV: 2 MG/M3 (AS AL)
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Cas: 65997-15-1
RTECS #: VV8770000
Name: PORTLAND CEMENT
% low Wt: 0.
% high Wt: 27.
OSHA PEL: 10MG/M3 TOTAL DUST
ACGIH TLV: 10MG/M3 TOTAL DUST
ACGIH STEL: NOT ESTABLISHED
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Cas: 1302-76-7
RTECS #: BD1450000
Name: ALUMINUM SILICATE (KYANITE)
% low Wt: 0.
% high Wt: 10.
OSHA PEL: 10MG/M3
ACGIH TLV: 2 MG/M3
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Name: CALCIUM ALUMINATE CEMENT. (MFR CAS#: N/A)
% low Wt: 7.
% high Wt: 31.
OSHA PEL: NOT ESTABLISHED.
ACGIH TLV: NOT ESTABLISHED.
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Cas: 14808-60-7
RTECS #: VV7330000
Name: SILICA, QUARTZ
% low Wt: 1.
% high Wt: 3.
OSHA PEL: 0.1MG/M3RESPIRABLE
ACGIH TLV: 0.1MG/M3RESPIRABLE
ACGIH STEL: NOT ESTABLISHED
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Cas: 60676-86-0
RTECS #: VV7328000
Name: SILICA, FUSED
% low Wt: 2.
% high Wt: 18.
OSHA PEL: 0.1MG/M3TOTAL DUST
ACGIH TLV: 0.1MG/M3 RESPIRABLE
ACGIH STEL: NOT ESTABLISHED
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Cas: 14464-46-1
RTECS #: VV7325000
Name: SILICA, CRISTOBALITE
% low Wt: 8.
% high Wt: 18.
OSHA PEL: 0.05MG/M3;RESPIRABLE
ACGIH TLV: 0.05MG/M3;RESPIRABLE
ACGIH STEL: NOT ESTABLISHED
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Cas: 1344-28-1
RTECS #: BD1200000
Name: ALUMINA
% low Wt: 0.
% high Wt: 8.
OSHA PEL: 15MG/M3 TOTAL DUST
ACGIH TLV: 10MG/M3 TOTAL DUST
ACGIH STEL: NOT ESTABLISHED
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Cas: 1332-58-7
RTECS #: GF1670500
Name: CLAY
% low Wt: 0.
% high Wt: 14.
OSHA PEL: 5 MG/M3;RESPIRABLE
ACGIH TLV: 2 MG/M3;RESPIRABLE
ACGIH STEL: NOT ESTABLISHED
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Cas: 69012-64-2
RTECS #: VV7312000
Name: SILICA, AMORPHOUS FUME
% low Wt: 0.
% high Wt: 7.
OSHA PEL: 6 MG/M3
ACGIH TLV: 2 MG/M3 (RESP FRAC)
ACGIH STEL: NOT ESTABLISHED
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Cas: 13463-67-7
RTECS #: XR2275000
Name: TITANIUM DIOXIDE
% low Wt: 0.
% high Wt: 2.
OSHA PEL: 10MG/M3;TOTAL DUST
ACGIH TLV: 10MG/M3;TOTAL DUST
ACGIH STEL: NOT ESTABLISHED
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Cas: 7782-42-5
RTECS #: MD9659600
Name: GRAPHITE
% low Wt: 0.
% high Wt: 2.
OSHA PEL: 2.5 MG/M3;RESP DUST
ACGIH TLV: 2 MG/M3; RESP DUST
ACGIH STEL: NOT ESTABLISHED
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Cas: 7789-75-5
RTECS #: EW1760000
Name: CALCIUM FLUORIDE
% low Wt: 0.
% high Wt: 3.
OSHA PEL: 2.5 MG/M3 (AS F)
ACGIH TLV: 2.5 MG/M3 (AS F)
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Health Hazards Data 
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Route Of Entry Inds - Inhalation: YES
Skin: YES
Ingestion: NO
Carcinogenicity Inds - NTP: YES
IARC: YES
OSHA: NO
Effects of Exposure: PRIMARY ROUTE(S) OF ENTRY FOR PARTICULATE: INHALATION:
  YES. SKIN: YES. INGESTION: NO. OTHER: NO. POTENTIAL ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS:
  ACUTE: EYES: DUSTS OF THIS PRODUCT MAY BE IRRITATING. SKIN: DUSTS OF	PRODUCT
  MAY CAUSE SKIN IRRITATION. INHALATION: DUSTS OF THIS PRODUCT MAY BE
  IRRITATING TO RESPIRATORY TRACT. CHRONIC: EYE: DUSTS OF THIS PRODUCT MAY
  CAUSE REDDENING OR SWELLING OF EYE. SKIN: DUSTS OF  THIS PRODUCT MAY CAUSE A
  SKIN RASH (DERMATITIS). INHALATION: PROLONGED OR REPEATED INHALATION OF DUST
  OF THIS PRODUCT IN EXCESS OF THE STATED PEL/TLV MAY CAUSE LUNG INJURY
  (SILICOSIS) OR CANCER.
Explanation Of Carcinogenicity: CRYSTALLINE SILICA: IARC GROUP 1, VOLUME 68,
  PAGE 41, 1997; NTP 9TH ANNUAL REPORT KNOWN TO BE HUMAN CARCINOGENS LIST (FP
  N).
Signs And Symptions Of Overexposure: SKIN RASH CAN RESULT FROM HANDLING.
  COUGHING CAN RESULT FROM OVEREXPOSURE TO DUST.
Medical Cond Aggravated By Exposure: PRE-EXISTING DISEASES OR OTHER CONDITIONS
  OF THE LUNGS, SKIN, EYES AND MUCOUS MEMBRANES.
First Aid: EYE CONTACT: FLUSH PRODUCT FROM EYES USING LARGE AMOUNTS OF WATER.
  IF IRRITATION CONTINUES, SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION. SKIN CONTACT: WASH PRODUCT
  FROM SKIN USING SOAP AND WATER. IF IRRITATION CONTINUES,  SEEK MEDICAL
  ATTENTION. INHALATION: IF EXPOSED TO EXCESSIVE LEVELS OF DUSTS OR VAPORS
  DURING HEATING, REMOVE VICTIM TO FRESH AIR. SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IF
  COUGHING OR OTHER SYMPTOMS PERSIST. INGESTIO N: AS SHIPPED, PRODUCT NOT
  LIKELY TO BE INGESTED; BUT IF IT OCCURS, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. IF VICTIM IS
  CONSCIOUS, MODERATE AMOUNTS OF WATER OR MILK MAY BE ADMINISTERED. SEEK
  MEDICAL ATTENTION.
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Handling and Disposal
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Spill Release Procedures: NO UNUSUAL SPILL HAZARD. FOR BRICK PRODUCTS, SPILLS
  ARE REMEDIED BY RECOVERING & RESTACKING THE SHAPES. IF DUSTS ARE
  GENERATED DURING SPILL, THESE SHOULD BE COLLECTED BY GENTLY SWEEPING MATERIAL
  INTO	DUST PAN OR COLLECTING WITH A VACUUM DEVICE. ALL PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN
  CLEANUP OPERATIONS SHOULD ADHERE TO INSTRUCTIONS OUTLINED IN CONTROL MEASURES
  SECTION FOR PERSONAL PROTECTION. (OTHER PREC)
Waste Disposal Methods: THE AS-MANUFACTURED REFRACTORY, OR DUST FROM THIS
  MATERIAL, IS NOT CONSIDERED A HAZARDOUS WASTE AS DEFINED BY 40CFR261.
  HOWEVER, USED PRODUCT (AND DUSTS GENERATED DURING MAINTENANCE AND TEAR-OUT
  OPERA TIONS) MAY BE CONTAMINATED WITH OTHER HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES FROM THE
  PARTICULAR APPLICATION (FOR EXAM PLE, METALS). THEREFORE, APPROPRIATE  (OTHER
  PREC)
Handling And Storage Precautions: AVOID DIRECT CONTACT W/PRODUCT OR DUSTS FROM
  PRODUCT BY WEARING PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, USING APPROVED RESP PROT, &
  WEARING GLOVES. DO NOT BREATHE VAPORS GENERATED WHEN PRODUCT IS FIRST
  SUBJECTED TO HIGH  TEMPERATURES DURING "BURN IN" FOR SERVICE.  PRODUCT SHOULD
  BE STORED IN A DRY LOCATION  (STATE REG)
Other Precautions: SPILL/RELEASE (CONT'D): DISPOSAL OF	WASTES FROM CLEANUP
  OPERATIONS SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDELINES OUTLINED
  IN WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD SECTION.  WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD (CONT'D):  WASTE
  ANALYSIS MAY BE NECESSARY TO DETERMINE PROPER DISPOSAL. WASTE
  CHARACTERIZATION AND DISPOSAL/TR EATMENT (OTHER INFO)
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Fire and Explosion Hazard Information 
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Lower Limits: N/APPLICABLE
Upper Limits: N/APPLICABLE
Extinguishing Media: AS APPROPRIATE FOR SURROUNDING FIRE.   EXPLOSION HAZARD
  (CONT'D):  SECTION WHEN SUBJECTED TO FIRE CONDITIONS.
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard: NO UNUSUAL FIRE HAZ.  FLAMMABILITY
  CLASSIFICATION (AS DEFINED BY 29CFR1910.1200): NONFLAMMABLE. PRODUCT WILL NOT
  BURN, BUT CONTAINS SMALL QTYS OF CHEMICALS WHICH CAN GENERATE
  TOXIC/IRRITATING VAPORS W HEN INITIALLY HEATED. PRODUCT MAY GENERATE CARBON
  MONOXIDE OR VAPORS OF CONSTITUENTS SHOWN IN INGREDIENTS (EXTING MEDIA)
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Control Measures 
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Respiratory Protection: SINCE THIS PRODUCT IS A PROPRIETARY MIXTURE OF UNIQUE
  INGREDIENTS, IT DOES NOT HAVE AN ESTABLISHED LIMIT FOR AIRBORNE CONCENTRATION
  (PEL/TLV), WHICH WORKERS CAN ROUTINELY BE EXPOSED TO WITHOUT SUFFERI ING
  ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS. USER MUST REVIEW HIS OWN HIS OWN CIRCUMSTANCES &
  THEN DETERMINE WHAT IS REQUIRED TO ESTABLISH A RESPIRATORY PROTECTION (STATE
  REG.)
Ventilation: PROCESS ENCLOSURES, LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION, OR OTHER
  ENGINEERING PROCESS CONTROLS MAY BE NECESSARY TO KEEP ANY AIR CONTAMINANTS
  ASSOCIATED (STATE REG.)
Protective Gloves: IMPERMEABLE GLOVES AS NEEDED TO PREVENT DIRECT SKIN CONTACT.
Eye Protection: ANSI APPROVED CHEMICAL SAFETY GOGGLES (FP N).
Other Protective Equipment: WEAR CLOTHING DESIGNED TO LIMIT DIRECT EXPOSURE TO
  PRODUCT OR DUSTS, VAPORS, OR MISTS ASSOCIATED WITH PRODUCT. BARRIER SKIN
  CREAMS MAY BE APPLIED TO PARTS OF THE BODY NOT OTHERWISE PROTECTED.
Work Hygienic Practices: CONTAMINATED CLOTHING SHOULD BE LAUNDERED BEFORE
  WEARING AGAIN. MAINTAIN GOOD PERSONAL HYGNIENE. WASH HANDS THOROUGHLY BEFORE
  EATING OR DRINKING.
Supplemental Safety and Health: ANALOGOUS PRODUCTS: EXPRESS-27 PLUS,
  GREENCAST-12 GR PLUS, GREFCON 45 PLUS, H-W 32-71 CASTABLE ADTECH, H-W ES CAST
  LI ADTECH, H-W ES CASTABLE C ADTECH, H-W SUPER CAST ADTECH, HARCAST ES
  ADTECH, HARVIB E ADTECH, HYDROCRETE PLUS, KAST-SET PLUS, KILNCAST 26 ADTECH,
  KS-4V PLUS, LO-ABRADE PLUS, MC-22 PLUS,  (OTHER INFO.)
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Physical/Chemical Properties 
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M.P/F.P Text: (MELT): VARIES BY PRODUCT
PH: NOT DETERMINED.
Solubility in Water: SLIGHT.
Appearance and Odor: BUFF TO GRAY COLOR MIXTURE-GRAINS, FINES, FIBERS. SLIGHT
  EARTHY ODOR.
Percent Volatiles by Volume: NIL (BY WT.)
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Reactivity Data 
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Stability Indicator: YES
Stability Condition To Avoid: NONE. THIS PRODUCT IS STABLE UNDER NORMAL AND/OR
  ANTICIPATED CONDITIONS FOR SHIPPING, STORAGE AND INSTALLATION.
Materials To Avoid: MAY REACT WITH STRONG ACIDS, SUCH AS HYDROFLUORIC ACID.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: NONE.
Hazardous Polymerization Indicator: NO
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Toxicological Information 
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Toxicological Information: LD50/LC50: ALUMINUM SILICATE (MULLITE); PORTLAND
  CEMENT; ALUMIUM SIICATE (KYANITE); CALCIUM ALUMIATE CEMENT; SILICA, QUARTZ;
  SILICA, FUSED; SIICA, CRISTOBALITE; ALUMINA; CLAY; TITANIUM DIOXIDE: NO DAT
  A. LD50: SILICA, AMORPHOUS FUMED: 3,160 MG/KG (ORL-RAT), LC50: NO DATA;
  GRAPHITE: 12,600 MG/KG (ORL-RAT), LC50: NO DATA; LD50: CALCIUM FLUORIDE:
  4,250 MG/KG (ORL-RAT), LC50: NO DATA. TARGET ORGANS: AL UMINUM SILICATE
  (MULLITE); ALUMINA; SILICA, AMORPHOUS FUME: RESPIRATORY SYSTEM. PORTLAND
  CEMENT: RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, EYES & SKIN. CALCIUM ALUMINATE CEMENT: EYES,
  SKIN, & RESPIRATORY SYTEM. SILICA QUAR TZ: RESPIRATORY SYSTEM,
  (ECOLOGICAL)
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Ecological Information 
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Ecological: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE: NO INFORMATION HAS BEEN DEVELOPED REGARDING THE
  ECOTOXICITY OR ENVIRONMENTAL FATE OF THIS PRODUCT.  TOXICOLOGICAL (CONT'D):
  LUNGS, & EYES. SILICA, FUSED; SILICA, CRISTOBALITE: RESP IRATORY SYSTEM
  & LUNGS. TITANIUM DIOXIDE: LUNGS, SKIN, & RESPIRATORY SYSTEM.
  GRAPHITE: RESPIRATORY SYSTEM & CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.  ALUMINUM SILICATE
  (KYANITE); CLAY; CALCIUM FLUORIDE: NOT AVAILABLE.  LONG TERM TOXICITY:
  ALUMINUM SILICATE (MULLITE); PORTLAND CEMENT; ALUMIUM SILICATE (KYANITE);
  CALCIUM ALUMINATE CEMENT; ALUMINA; CLAY; SILICA, AMORPHOUS FUME; TITANIUM
  DIOXIDE; GRAPHITE; CALCIUM FLUOR IDE: NOT AVAILABLE.	 (TRANSPORT)
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MSDS Transport Information 
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Transport Information: DOT (DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION) CLASSIFICATION UNDER
  49 CFR 172.101: NOT REGULATED. UN (UNITED NATIONS) & NA (NORTH AMERICAN)
  NUMBER: N/A.	 ECOLOGICAL (CONT'D): SILICA, QUARTZ; SILICA, CRISTOBALIT E:
  LUNG FIBROSIS OR SILICOSIS. KNOWN HUMAN CARCINOGEN (IARC). SILICA, FUSED:
  POSSIBLE HUMAN CARCINOGEN. SHORT TERM TOX: ALUMINUM SILICATE (MULLITE);
  ALUMIUM SIICATE (KYANITE); CLAY: N/A. PORTLAND CEME NT: NUISANCE DUST.
  IRRITANT TO SKIN, EYE & MUCOUS MEMBRANES. CALCIUM ALUMINATE CEMENT:
  IRRITANT TO SKIN, EYES, & RESP SYSTEM. MILDLY IRRITATING IF INGESTED.
  SILICA, AMORPHOUS FUME: MODERATELY TOXIC BY  INGESTION. INHALATION HAZ. (FED
  REG)
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Regulatory Information 
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Sara Title III Information: SECTION 302 EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES: NONE.
  SECTION 311/312 HAZARDOUS CATEGORIES: IRRITANT. SECTION 313 TOXIC CHEMICALS:
  NONE.   TRANSPORT (CON'T):  SILICA, QUARTZ: IRRITANT TO SKIN, EYES, MUCOU S
  MEMBRANES, & LUNG. SILICA, FUSED: IRRITANT TO RESPIRATORY SYSTEM &
  LUNGS BY INHALATION. SILICA CRISTOBALITE: IRRITANT TO SKIN, EYES, &
  MUCOUS MEMBRANES. ALUMINA: IRRITANT TO SKIN, EYS, MUCOUS MEMBRA NES. TITANIUM
  DIOXIDE: A NUISANCE DUST. SKIN IRRITANT. GRAPHITE: IRRITANT TO EYES &
  MUCOUS MEMBRANES. CALCIUM FLUORIDE: MILDLY TOXIC BY INGESTION.
Federal Regulatory Information: HARBISON-WALKER REFRACTORIES COMPANY CONSIDERS
  THIS PRODUCT TO BE HAZARDOUS AS DEFINED BY THE OSHA HAZARDOUS COMMUNICATIONS
  STANDARD (29CFR1910.1200). INGREDIENTS ON EPA TSCA CHEMICAL LIST (1992):ALUM
  INUM SILICATE (MULLITE); PORTLAND CEMENT; ALUMINUM SILICATE (KYANITE);
  SILICA, QUARTZ; SILICA, FUSED; SILICA, CRISTOBALITE; ALUMINA; CLAY; SILICA,
  AMORPHOUS FUME;  TITANIUM DIOXIDE; GRAPHITE; CALCIUM	FLUORIDE. INGREDIENTS
  ON CANADIAN DOMESTIC SUBSTANCES LIST: ALUMINUM SILICATE (MULLITE); PORTLAND
  CE MENT; ALUMINUM SIICATE (KYANITE);	SILICA, QUARTZ; SILICA, FUSED; SILICA,
  CRISTOBALITE; ALUMINA; CLAY; TITANIUM DIOXIDE; GRAPHITE.
State Regulatory Information: N/P. HANDLNG/STORAGE (CONT): & AWAY FROM
  SOURCES OF HEAT (FURNACES, BOILERS, INCINERATORS, ETC.). PALLET PROTECTION
  SUCH AS SHRINK-WRAP OR STRETCH-WRAP SHOULD BE KEPT IN PLACE UNTIL PRODUCT IS
  REQUIRE D FOR INSTALLATION.  RESP PROT (CON'T): PROGRAM MEETING OSHA 1910.134
  REQUIREMENTS. IF WORKPLACE CONDITIONS WARRANT RESP PROT, USE NIOSH APPROVED
  UNITS AS LISTED IN CURRENT 29CFR 1910.134 FOR EXISTING  CONDITIONS. ACTUAL
  RESP SELECTION SHOULD BE MADE AFTER CONSULTATION W/COMPETENT HEALTH &
  SAFETY PRO FESSIONAL.  VENT (CONT'D): WITH THIS PRODUCT WITHIN THEIR TLV'S.
  THIS IS PARTICULARLY TRUE IF USER OPERATION GENERATES DUST, VAPOR, OR MIST.
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Other Information 
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Other Information: W HAZARD CLASS (CANADA): D-2A. MSDS REQUESTS BY FAX:
  412-562-6392.  SUPERCEDES ALL PREVIOUS MSDS. PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL DATA (CON'T):
  MATERIAL/COMMON NAME: FIRECLAY CASTABLES. INTENDED USE: REFRACTORY  MATERIAL,
  DENSITY (H2O=1): 2.0-2.2. SUPPLEMENTAL SAFETY (CON'T): MC-25 PLUS, STEELKON
  PLUS, SUPER KAST-SET PLUS, VERSAFLOW 45 ADTECH, VERSAFLOW 45/AL ADTECH. 
  OTHER PRECAUTIONS (CON'T): METHODS SHOUL D BE DETERMINED BY QUALIFIED
  ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONAL IN ACCORDANCE W/APPLIC FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL
  REGULATIONS. FOR ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS & TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION,
  CONTACT NAVY ENVIRONMENTAL HE ALTH CENTER (FP N).
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HAZCOM Label 
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Product ID: KS-4 PLUS
Cage: 5E028
Company Name: HARBISON-WALKER REFRACTORIES COMPANY
Street: 600 GRANT STREET
City: PITTSBURGH PA
Zipcode: 15219
Health Emergency Phone: 412-562-6200
Label Required IND: Y
Date Of Label Review: 12/11/2001
Status Code: A
Origination Code: F
Chronic Hazard IND: Y
Eye Protection IND: YES
Skin Protection IND: YES
Signal Word: CAUTION
Respiratory Protection IND: YES
Health Hazard: Slight
Contact Hazard: Slight
Fire Hazard: None
Reactivity Hazard: None
Hazard And Precautions: ACUTE: EYES: DUSTS MAY BE IRRITATING. SKIN: DUSTS MAY
  CAUSE IRRITATION. INHALATION: DUSTS MAY BE IRRITATING TO RESPIRATORY TRACT.
  SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF OVER EXPOSURE: SKIN RASH CAN RESULT FROM HANDLIN G.
  COUGHING CAN RESULT FROM OVEREXPOSURE TO DUST.  CHRONIC: EYE: DUSTS MAY CAUSE
  REDDENING OR SWELLING OF EYE. SKIN: DUSTS MAY CAUSE A SKIN RASH (DERMATITIS).
  INHALATION: PROLONGED OR REPEATED INHALAT ION OF DUST MAY CAUSE LUNG INJURY
  (SILICOSIS) OR CANCER. CANCER HAZARD: CONTAINS CRYSTALLINE SILICA WHICH IS A
  KNOWN HUMAN CARCINOGEN. TARGET ORGANS: RESPIRATORY SYSTEM AND LUNGS.
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