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MSDS PowerPoint Presentation of Products

Report Guide for Household Item MSDS

Listed below are some items that you may want to include in your slide show:

Common name or brand name of the product
Chemical name of primary hazardous ingredient(s)
Other commonly used names for product or ingredients
Is this chemical toxic, irritant, caustic, etc.?
Controls and practices for use of this product.
What is the appropriate first aid if one should be exposed to this chemical?
What is the antidote if this chemical could be ingested?

What is the molecular weight of the hazardous chemical?
What is this chemical's boiling point?
Is this chemical soluble? In what substance is it soluble?
(Don't include in the report, but why might it be important to know these things?)

Ecological information:
What are the acute (short-term) ecological effects of this chemical?
What are the chronic (long-term) ecological effects of this chemical?
How is this chemical distributed in the environment and how long does it persist (half-life)?
Is there bioaccumulation in aquatic organisms?
How should one clean up a spill of this chemical?

Is this chemical flammable?
This chemical in a fire might produce what gases?

Storage precautions for the product if applicable.

Is there a safer alternative to this chemical?

MSDS homework

Select a product that you use at home or at work from one of these categories. Obtain a printed copy of a MSDS from the manufacturer's web site. Summarize the MSDS information and safe use of the product with slides that could be used for safety training. (Consider training a Scout troop, 4-H group or others in the safe use and disposal of this product.)

Household Hazardous Waste - obtain MSDS on one of these
House plant insecticide
Weed killer
Carbamates (insecticides)
Chlorinated hydrocarbons (insecticides)
Organophosphates (pesticides)
Flea collars and sprays
Roach and ant killers
Transmission fluids
Brake fluids
Used oils
Enamel or oil based paints
Latex or water based paint
Rust paints
Rust remover
Thinners and turpentine
Furniture strippers
Wood preservatives
Silver polishes
Oven cleaners
Toilet cleaners
Photographic chemicals
Drain cleaners
Rug and upholstery cleaners
Floor and furniture polishes
Bleach cleaners
Pool chemicals
Ammonia-based cleaners
Abrasive cleaners or powders
Nickel cadmium batteries (found in cell phones)
White wall cleaner
Propane tank for grill


Solution Summary

This PowerPoint presentation features Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) hazardous products used residentially or commercially.