I have received a Material Safety Data Sheet for building panels that are made almost entirely from cement and fine aggregate. Look at some of the stupid errors it contains:
Please - if you are responsible for your company's product literature, use common sense when you read the document. And if you do not feel qualified to review a document, ask the lab to explain their report or find a qualified consultant to help you.
- It lists "cement" as an ingredient, but does not indicate type nor its CAS number.
- It does not mention ingredients that I know, from visual inspection, are included -- such as the fine aggregate.
- It provides fire fighting instructions and advises against ignition sources -- for a non-combustible product.
- It does not differentiate between exposure to dust from cutting and exposure to the intact concrete.
- It advises against inhalation, but is silent about containing crystalline silica, a health hazard present in all concrete products.
- It has asinine disposal requirements, for concrete, such as: "Disolve or mix the material with a combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with and (sic) afterburner and scrubber." And,
- We are advised to store the concrete panels in "a tightly enclosed container."
The manufacturer published the document!