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Product Information
Product Name: USG Sheetrock Brand EcoSmart Panels Firecode 30, Professional Use-03/29/2017
Form: solid
Product Category: Commercial / Institutional » wallboard » Wall
Home maintenance » wallboard » Wall
Customer Service: 800-950-3839
Date Entered: 2018-08-30
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: United States Gypsum Company
Address: 550 West Adams Street
City: Chicago
State: IL
Zip Code: 60661
Telephone Number: 312-436-4000
Toll Free Number: 800-874-4968
Date Info Verified: 2019-01-13
Related Items: Products by this manufacturer
The following information (Health Effects, Handling/Disposal, and Ingredients) is taken from the product label and/or the (Material) Safety Data Sheet, (M)SDS, prepared by the manufacturer. The National Library of Medicine does not test products nor does it evaluate information from the product label or the (M)SDS. (What is an (M)SDS?) (Complete (M)SDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Hazard Statements

This product is not classified as hazardous.

Precautionary Statements

General

None.

Prevention

Observe good industrial hygiene practices.

Response

Get medical attention/advice if you feel unwell.

Storage

Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place. Store away from incompatible materials. Protect product from physical damage. Protect from weather and prevent exposure to sustained moisture. Gypsum Association literature (GA-801-07) recommends storing board flat to avoid damaging edges, warping the board and the potential safety hazards of the board falling over. However, in other situations, storing the board flat may cause a tripping hazard or exceed floor limit loads. If stacking board vertically, leave at least 4 inches from the wall to decrease the risk of falling board and no more than 6 inches to avoid too much lateral weight against the wall.

Disposal

Dispose of in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.
Acute Health Effects: From SDS:

Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview

None.

Potential Health Effects

Eye Contact: Mechanical processing may generate dust. Direct contact with eyes may cause temporary irritation.

Skin Contact: Under normal conditions of intended use, this material does not pose a skin hazard. Gypsum was not found to be a skin irritant.

Inhalation: Mechanical processing may generate dust. Gypsum dust has an irritant action on mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract and eyes.

Ingestion: Not likely, due to the form of the product.
Chronic Health Effects: From SDS:

No data.
Carcinogenicity: Not listed by IARC, NTP and OSHA.
First Aid: Eye Contact: Dust in the eyes: Do not rub eyes. Flush thoroughly with water. If irritation occurs, get medical assistance.

Skin Contact: Contact with dust: Rinse area with plenty of water. Get medical attention if irritation develops or persists.

Inhalation: Dust irritates the respiratory system, and may cause coughing and difficulties in breathing. Move injured person into fresh air and keep person calm under observation. Get medical attention if symptoms persist.

Ingestion: Rinse mouth. Get medical attention if symptoms occur.
Health Rating: 1
Flammability Rating: 0
Reactivity Rating: 0
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2017-03-29
Handling/Disposal
Handling: Use work methods which minimize dust production. Avoid inhalation of dust and contact with skin and eyes. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment. Wash hands after handling. Observe good industrial hygiene practices. When moving board with a forklift or similar equipment, it is essential that the equipment be rated capable of handling the loads. The forks should always be long enough to extend completely through the width of the load. Fork spacing between supports should be one half the length of the panels or base being handled so that a maximum of 4 extends beyond the supports on either end. Follow traditional building practices; such as management of water away from the interior of the structure to avoid the growth of mold, mildew and fungus. Remove any building products suspected of being exposed to sustained moisture and considered conducive to mold growth from the job site. Gypsum panels are very heavy, awkward loads posing the risk of severe back injury. Use proper lifting techniques. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place. Store away from incompatible materials. Protect product from physical damage. Protect from weather and prevent exposure to sustained moisture. Gypsum Association literature (GA-801-07) recommends storing board flat to avoid damaging edges, warping the board and the potential safety hazards of the board falling over. However, in other situations, storing the board flat may cause a tripping hazard or exceed floor limit loads. If stacking board vertically, leave at least 4 inches from the wall to decrease the risk of falling board and no more than 6 inches to avoid too much lateral weight against the wall.
Disposal: Dispose in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Recycle responsibly.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Cellulose, microcrystalline009004-34-6<10
Starch009005-25-8<5
Gypsum013397-24-5>90
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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