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MSDS-paper-Feb-2010 - 3 Where the substance or product is...

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MSDS Information Individual Assignment Due at the beginning of class on Dec. 3 (Friday) Homework Assignment (5 point assignment) This is an individual assignment in that each student is to work alone on this task. You are to find a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) on a product used in the construction industry. You may find the MSDS on the web or you may simply obtain a copy from a construction materials supplier. 1. Select a topic by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, December 1 (each student is to have a different topic, so it is imperative that your topic be approved by this time) Review the information provided on the MSDS and write up and submit a one- page typed description of the information you discover. Specifically include the following subheadings (shown in red) in the paper to help organize the information. Please write the information in your own words: 2. Name of the substance or product: (When applicable, also give other names that the material is known by)
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Where the substance or product is used on construction sites: (Give information on the specific uses of the material on construction sites so the reader knows where it might be encountered) 4. Hazardous material present: (If the product is a mixture of different substances or materials, identify the specific substance that is the greatest concern) 5. Type of exposure that is harmful: (Give information on how the substance enters or encounters the human body, e.g., inhalation, ingestion, skin contact, etc.) 6. Type of ailment resulting from exposure: (Give the consequences of being exposed to this substance) 7. How to minimize the risk: (Give guidance on how to avoid exposure or how to reduce the risk when working around or near the product) Attach only the first page of the MSDS to the one-page description. This is a hardcopy submittal only....
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