What is wd40 classified as?

What is wd40 classified as?

1 – Identification. Product Name: WD-40 Multi-Use Product Aerosol. Product Use: Lubricant, Penetrant, Drives Out. Moisture, Removes and Protects Surfaces From. Corrosion.

Why is WD-40 hazardous?

HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS During fire, toxic gases (CO, CO2) are formed. INHALATION Vapours may cause headache, fatigue, dizziness and nausea. SKIN CONTACT Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking. EYE CONTACT Spray and vapour in the eyes may cause irritation and smarting.

What chemicals should not be stored with wd40?

Conditions to Avoid: Avoid heat, sparks, flames and other sources of ignition. Do not puncture or incinerate containers. Incompatible Materials: Strong oxidizing agents. Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons, aldehydes.

Is WD-40 explosive?

When WD-40 is sprayed, this can create an explosive mixture with air. And This will be a highly explosive mixture if there is over 0.6% WD-40 in the air and less than 8.2% WD-40 in the air. That is, the spray will ignite and afterward spread a self-sustaining response at a rapid rate, resulting in an explosion.

How did WD-40 get its name?

WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, 40th formula. That’s the name straight out of the lab book used by the chemist who developed the product. The first company to use WD-40 Multi-Use Product commercially was Convair, an aerospace contractor, to protect the outer skin of the Atlas Missile from rust and corrosion.

How do I ship WD-40?

If you’re shipping non-flammable aerosols, you’re in luck! You can use any USPS service to ship non-flammable aerosols. That means you’re free to use USPS First Class Package Service, Priority Mail, or Priority Mail Express.

What PPE should be worn when handling WD-40?

Eye Protection: Safety goggles recommended where eye contact is possible. Skin Protection: Wear chemical resistant gloves. Respiratory Protection: None required if ventilation is adequate. If the occupational exposure limits are exceeded, wear an approved respirator.

Is WD-40 cancerous?

Unfortunately, the workers using WD-40 day in, day out, were likely exposed to benzene, a cancer-causing toxin that was present in WD-40. Since World War II, benzene has been known to cause cancers such as non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).

At what temperature does WD-40 ignite?

Flammability: Yes. Flash point: 47°C (liquid phase) Explosive limits: 0.6-8.2% vol.

Is aerosols poison a proper shipping name?

One important thing to remember is that Aerosol or Receptacle proper shipping names can never be used when shipping Division 2.3 Poison Gas. Division 2.3 Poison Gases are required to be shipped in DOT or UN Specification containers.