Spill or Leak Procedures 

Immediate steps to be taken to assure safety of people and property if there is a spill or leak of the product. May include such cautions as avoid breathing gases, avoid skin contact, and remove sources of ignition. May list special equipment and products to use for clean up. Also gives instructions for product's disposal. Usually includes an advisory to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

You will notice this MSDS says, "Hazardous Waste Classification: D002."  Federal regulations assign an EPA Hazardous Waste Number based on the primary hazard characteristic of the waste. A solid waste that exhibits the characteristic of ignitability is a D001, corrosivity is D002, and reactivity is D003.  Toxicity is another characteristic, and there are many numbers assigned for that category based on, "the toxic containment causing it (the waste) to be hazardous." For example, if the waste contains specific levels of lead it would be a D008.  If it contains specific levels of chloroform it would be a D022.  


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