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Safe Handling and Use of Methylamines

Issue 9 and Volume 108.

Safe Handling and Use of Methylamines The Manufacturing Chemists’ Association, Inc., 1625 Eye Street, N.W., Washington 6, D. C., has issued “Chemical Safety Data Sheet SD-57—Properties and Essential Information for Safe Handling and Use of Methylamines.” The 20-page folder, part of a continuing series, details the precautions necessary for handling anhydrous methylamines and aqueous methylamine solutions, which are classified by the InterState Commerce Commission as flammable compressed gases and flammable liquids, respectively. According to the MCA. these chemicals are not a serious industrial hazard, provided workers are effectively instructed and adequately supervised in their proper handling. The publication contains data on the trade names; properties, grades and strengths; shipping containers, label and identifications; disposal and return precautions; unloading and emptying; health and fire hazards; storage hazards; handling; health, fire and explosion hazards data on spills and leaks; employe education and training; personal protective equipment; engineering controls; static electricity; ventilation; and…

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