PRO-FORM FORMALDEHYDE DISINFECTANT

Australia - English - APVMA (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority)

Active ingredient:
FORMALDEHYDE
Available from:
Hammersley Industries Pty Limited
INN (International Name):
formaldehyde(400g/L)
Pharmaceutical form:
LIQUID
Composition:
FORMALDEHYDE ALDEHYDE Active 400.0 g/L
Units in package:
205L; 20L
Class:
A - Agricultural
Therapeutic group:
HATCHERY | INCUBATOR | NEST BOX ON POULTRY BREEDER FARM | POULTRY SHEDS ON BROILER/BREEDER FARM | SETTERS | EGG INCUBATOR | POUL
Therapeutic area:
DISINFECTANT
Therapeutic indications:
GENERAL DISINFECTION | ANTIVIRAL AGENT | AVIARIES | CATTERIES | DETERGENT | FEEDING UTENSILS | FLESH WOUNDS | FLOOR | GERMICIDAL DETERGENT | KENNEL | MASTITIS | MOULD GROWTH | POULTRY CAGES | PROTOZOANS | STABLES | TOILETS (NOT SEPTIC) | WALLS
Product summary:
Poison schedule: 6; Withholding period: WHP: Not required when used as directed .; Host/pest details: HATCHERY: [GENERAL DISINFECTION]; INCUBATOR: [GENERAL DISINFECTION]; NEST BOX ON POULTRY BREEDER FARM: [GENERAL DISINFECTION]; POULTRY SHEDS ON BROILER/BREEDER FARM: [GENERAL DISINFECTION]; SETTERS: [GENERAL DISINFECTION]; Poison schedule: 6; Withholding period: ; Host/pest details: HATCHERY: [GENERAL DISINFECTION]; INCUBATOR: [GENERAL DISINFECTION]; NEST BOX ON POULTRY BREEDER FARM: [GENERAL DISINFECTION]; POULTRY SHEDS ON BROILER/BREEDER FARM: [GENERAL DISINFECTION]; SETTERS: [GENERAL DISINFECTION]; Disinfectant for the poultry industry.
Authorization status:
Stopped
Authorization number:
52728
Authorization date:
2020-07-01

Pro-Form Formaldehyde Disinfectant draft label

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POISON

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

READ SAFETY DIRECTIONS BEFORE OPENING OR USING

PRO-FORM FORMALDEHYDE

DISINFECTANT

ACTIVE CONSTITUENT: 400g/L FORMALDEHYDE

DISINFECTANT FOR THE POULTRY INDUSTRY

(20, 205) litres

HAMMERSLEY INDUSTRIES Pty Ltd

ACN 001 919 973

14 SANDPIPER

CLOSE

KOORAGANG NSW 2304

AUSTRALIA

TELEPHONE 02 4928 2955

NRA Approval No. 52728/0400

Info

pest

Verified

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DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SITUATION

RATE

CRITICAL COMMENTS

Disinfection of incubators at

poultry hatcheries (on farm

egg fumigation)

Setters when eggs placed

Hatchers when eggs

transferred

Mix 45mL product with 30g

potassium permanganate to

give off a concentration

equivalent to 10-15g active

formaldehyde per m

Trickle fumigation in hatchers.

Apply 350mL product in a

500-600cm

tray, 2 or 3

times during the hatching

cycle.

Terminal disinfection of poultry

shed on broiler farms/breeder

farms.

Apply to achieve a rate of

14-53mL active

formaldehyde per m

(equivalent to 35-130mL

product per m

Use only heat resistant

polyethylene pans.

DO NOT add potassium

permanganate to

formaldehyde. Always

add formaldehyde to

potassium

permanganate.

Apply the correct dose to

achieve a concentration

within the range of 10-

15g active ingredient per

NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE, OR IN ANY MANNER, CONTRARY TO

THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED UNDER APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION.

WITHHOLDING PERIODS (WHP)

NOT REQUIRED WHEN USED AS DIRECTED

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

This product must only be made available to and for use by Licensed Pest Control

Operators (PCOs) or persons appropriately trained and experienced in the use and

handling of formaldehyde within the poultry industry. All users MUST be aware of and

fully understand the Australian Chicken Meat Federation publication “Formaldehyde-

Guidelines for Safe Working Practices (1995)”.

RE-ENTRY

Wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist, elbow-length PVC gloves,

goggles and a half facepiece respirator with canister specified for formaldehyde when

entering the fumigated sheds prior to and during ventilation.

PRECAUTIONS

Close shed doors and ventilation shutters during fumigation. Sheds should be

ventilated only when formaldehyde concentration in the air (in sheds) falls below

1ppm, as measured with a suitable detector tube.

PROTECTION OF LIVESTOCK

Before use: Remove animals, remove or cover all feed troughs, and any other

equipment.

After use: Wait until formaldehyde concentration falls below 1ppm, then thoroughly

ventilate treated area.

Clean up thoroughly before allowing re-entry of animals.

PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE, FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND ENVIRONMENT

DO NOT contaminate streams, rivers or waterways with the chemical or used

containers.

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STORAGE AND DISPOSAL

Store below 30°C (room temperature). Keep containers well sealed when not in use.

Store in well ventilated areas out of direct sunlight where temperatures do not

fluctuate. Preferably store between 20-25°C. DO NOT store below 5°C.

Triple or preferably pressure rinse containers before disposal. Add rinsings to spray

tank. Do not dispose of undiluted chemicals on-site. If recycling, replace cap and

return clean containers to recycler or designated collection point.

If not recycling, break, crush or puncture and bury empty containers in a local

authority landfill. If no landfill is available, bury the containers below 500mm in a

disposal pit specifically marked and set up for this purpose clear of waterways,

desirable vegetation and tree roots. Empty containers and product should not be

burnt.

SAFETY DIRECTIONS

Poisonous if absorbed by skin contact, inhaled or swallowed. Attacks eyes. The

fumes cause smarting, then watering of the eyes. This should be taken as a warning

sign. Will irritate the nose, throat and skin. Repeated exposure may cause allergic

disorders. Sensitive workers should use protective clothing. Avoid contact with eyes

and skin and clothing. Do not inhale vapour. Protect eyes while using. When opening

the container and using in enclosed areas wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck

and wrist, a washable hat, elbow-length PVC gloves, goggles and half facepiece

respirator with canister specified for formaldehyde. If product on skin, immediately

wash area with soap and water. After use and before eating, drinking or smoking,

wash hands, arms and face thoroughly with soap and water. After each day’s use,

wash gloves, goggles, respirator and if rubber wash with detergent and warm water,

and contaminated clothing.

FIRST AID

If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone 13 1126. If

swallowed do NOT induce vomiting. Give water or milk, then raw egg. If skin contact

occurs, remove contaminated clothing and wash skin thoroughly. If in eyes, hold eyes

open, flood with water for at least 15 minutes and see a doctor.

MSDS: Additional information is listed in the Material Safety Data Sheet.

UN 2209 FORMALDEHYDE SOLUTION (Class 8 “CORROSIVE” diamond)

BATCH No.

DOM:

EXPIRY:

Bar Code

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

AUSTRALIA:

Hammersley Products (Aust) Pty Ltd

ACN 001 621 281

Sandpiper Close Kooragang, NSW

Phone: (02)4928 2955 Fax : (02)4928 2405

HAZARDOUS ACCORDING TO THE CRITERIA OF WORKSAFE AUSTRALIA.

l IDENTIFICATION

Product Name:

PROFORM

Other Names:

Formaldehyde Solution

Product Code:

None.

UN No:

2209

Hazchem Code: 2T

Dangerous Goods Class:

8 Corrosive Substances.

Sub Risk Class:

None allocated.

Packaging Group:

III - Most EPGs may now be substituted by the Initial Emergency Response Guide,

available from Standards Australia.

Poison Schedule:

Chemical Family:

Aldehyde solution

Uses:

Disinfectant for chicken industry.

Physical Appearance & Properties

Appearance & Odour:

Clear, colourless liquid. Pungent irritating odour.

Melting/softening point:

Not Applicable.

Boiling point and vapour pressure: Not Applicable.

Volatile materials:

Water component.

Flashpoint:

74ºC

Specific gravity:

1.09

Solubility in water:

Soluble in all proportions.

Corrosiveness:

pH 2.8-4.0 Corrosive to some reactive metals.

Ingredients

Worksafe Exposure Limits

Chemical Entity

CAS No

Proportion, %

TWA, mg/m

STEL, mg/m

Formaldehyde

50-00-0

37% w/w

Methanol

67-56-1

7% w/w

Water

7732-18-5

to 100

not set

not set

This is a commercial product whose exact ratio of components may vary. Trace quantities of impurities are also likely.

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

ll HEALTH HAZARD DATA

Health Effects:

Possible risk of irreversible effects. The ingredient is listed as a probable carcinogenic. (Group 2A) by The World

Health Organisation. Worksafe’s document “Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the Occupational

Environment” (May 1995).

Acute Effects:

Swallowed:

Toxic. Data suggests that this product is corrosive to the gastrointestinal tract. Will

cause burning to mouth and throat, possible irreversible problems, even death unless

treated promptly.

Eye:

This product is corrosive to the eyes. It will quickly cause intense discomfort such as

severe pain, copious watering and redness of the eyes. Unless quickly treated,

corrosive effects leading to permanent corneal damage, even blindness will occur.

Skin:

This product is corrosive to skin. It will cause effects such as severe itchiness,

blistering and skin reddening and death of skin tissues. Exposure may lead to

permanent damage including scarring.

Inhalation:

Data suggests that this product is harmful if inhaled. Minor or short term exposure may

lead to short term health problems, although long term exposure may lead to

permanent health problems.

First Aid:

Eyebaths or eyewash stations should be provided where this product is being used.

If poisoning occurs, contact a Doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone 13 1126 from anywhere in Australia.

Swallowed:

Contact a Doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give a

glass of water or milk, then raw egg. Repeat if vomiting occurs. If patient is not fully

conscious do not give anything by mouth.

Eyes:

If this product comes into contact with eyes, hold open and wash with running water.

Do not try to remove contact lenses unless trained. Seek urgent immediate medical

attention.

Skin:

If product gets on skin, immediately remove contaminated clothing and wash skin

thoroughly with soap and running water. Seek immediate medical attention if skin

blisters, or if it looks or feels unusual.

Inhalation:

Remove to fresh air and observe until recovered. Apply artificial respiration if not

breathing. If irritation becomes painful or persists more than about 30 minutes, seek

medical attention. Apply artificial respiration if not breathing.

Advice to Doctor:

Treat symptomatically. Note the nature of this product.

lll PRECAUTIONS FOR USE

Risk Phrases are: R23/24/25, R34, R40(3), R41, R43. Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.

Causes burns. Possible risk of irreversible effects. Risk of serious damage to eyes. May cause sensitisation by skin

contact.

Exposure Standards:

A time weighted average (TWA) has been established for Formaldehyde, present in significant quantities in this

product. This value is 1.2mg/m

. The corresponding STEL level is 2mg/m

. The STEL (Short Term Exposure Limit) is

an exposure value that should not be exceeded for more than 15 minutes and should not be repeated for more than 4

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times per day. There should be at least 60 minutes between successive exposures at the STEL. The exposure value at

the TWA is the average airborne concentration of a particular substance when calculated over a normal 8 hour working

day for a 5 day working week. See ingredients section on page 1 of this data sheet.

Engineering Controls:

In industrial situations, concentration values below the TWA value should be maintained. Values may be reduced by

process modification, use of local exhaust ventilation, capturing substances at the source, or other methods. If you

believe air borne concentrations of mists, dusts or vapours are high, you are advised to modify the process or

environment to reduce the problem.

Personal Protection:

Respiratory Protection:

If there is a significant chance of vapours or mists accumulating in the area where this

product is being used, an organic vapour cartridge respirator should be used respirator

should be used. For help in selecting suitable equipment, consult AS/NZS 1715.

Protective Gloves:

Impermeable protective gloves must be worn when you are using this product. All skin

areas should be covered. Glove selection can be made from one of the following :

Neoprene, nitrile, butyl rubber. For help in selecting suitable equipment, consult AS

2161.

Eye Protection:

Protective eyewear must be worn when using this product. Coverage should extend to

all facial areas. Eye contact will prove at best painful and may cause irreversible

damage if contact is other than brief. Consult AS1336 and AS/NZS 1337 for advice on

Industrial Eye Protection.

Clothing:

Clean impermeable overalls or protective clothing should always be worn when

handling this product, preferably with an apron. If contaminated, laundry should be

advised of the nature of the contamination, or, preferably, clothing should be

destroyed. Consult AS2919 for advice on Industrial Clothing.

Safety Boots:

Wearing safety boots in industrial situations is advisory. Consult AS/NZS2210 for

advice on Occupational Protective Footwear.

Always wash hands before smoking, eating or using the toilet. Wash contaminated

clothing and other protective equipment before storing or re-using.

lV SAFE HANDLING INFORMATION

Safety Phrases are: S26, S36/37, S44, S51. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and

contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves. If you feel unwell, contact

a doctor or Poisons Information Centre immediately (show the label if possible).Use only in well ventilated areas.)

Storage & Transport

This product is classed as UN2209, Dangerous Goods Class 8 Corrosive Substances. Proper Shipping name is

FORMALDEHYDE SOLUTION. Class 8 Corrosive Substances shall not be loaded in the same vehicle or packed in the

same freight container with Classes 1 (Explosives), 4.3 (Dangerous When Wet Substances), 5.1 (Oxidising Agents),

5.2 (Organic Peroxides), 6 (Toxic Substances where the Toxic Substances are cyanides and the Corrosives are acids),

7 (Radioactive Substances), Foodstuffs and foodstuff empties. They may however be loaded in the same vehicle or

packed in the same freight container with Classes 2.1 (Flammable Gases), 2.2 (Non-Flammable, Non-Toxic Gases),

2.3 (Poisonous Gases), 3 (Flammable liquids), 4.1 (Flammable Solids), 4.2 (Spontaneously Combustible Substances),

6 (Toxic Substances except where the Toxic Substances are cyanides and the Corrosives are acids) and 9

(Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods).

This product is a S6 Poison. Observe all relevant regulations regarding sale, transport and storage of this class of

product. Containers should be kept closed in order to minimise contamination. Keep from extreme heat and open

flames, and make sure that the product does not come into contact with substances listed under "Materials to avoid"

below.

Spills & Disposals

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In the event of a major spill, prevent spillage from entering drains or water courses. Evacuate the spill area and deny

entry to unnecessary and unprotected personnel. Wear full protective chemically resistant clothing including face

mask, face shield, gauntlets and self contained breathing apparatus. See above under Personal Protection regarding

Australian Standards relating to personal protective equipment. Stop leak if safe to do so, and contain spill. Absorb

onto sand, vermiculite or other suitable absorbent material. Sweep up and shovel or collect recoverable product into

labelled containers for recycling or salvage. After spills, wash area preventing runoff from entering drains. If a

significant quantity of material enters drains, advise emergency services.. Dispose of only in accord with all

regulations. Advise laundry of nature of contamination when sending contaminated clothing to laundry.

Fire & Explosion Hazard

There is no risk of an explosion from this product under normal circumstances if it is involved in a fire.

Flashpoint:

74ºC

Flammability limits:

Not established.

Extinguishing Media:

Water fog fine spray or foam is the preferred medium for large fires.

Special Fire Fighting procedures:

Immediately evacuate the area of unnecessary personnel. When fighting fires involving

significant quantities of this product, wear safety boots, non-flammable overalls,

gloves, hat, goggles and self contained breathing apparatus. All skin areas should be

covered. Ensure that no spillage enters drains or water courses.

Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazards:

Fire decomposition products from this product may form toxic mixtures in confined

spaces.

Stability:

This product is unlikely to spontaneously decompose.

Polymerisation:

This product is unlikely to spontaneously polymerise.

Decomposition Products:

Carbon dioxide, and if combustion is incomplete, carbon monoxide and smoke.

Materials to avoid:

Acids, zinc, tin, aluminium and their alloys.

V OTHER INFORMATION

This MSDS is prepared in accord with the Worksafe Australia document “National Code of Practice for the Preparation

of Material Safety Data Sheets”, 1994.

Contact Points:

AUSTRALIA

Police and Fire Brigade:

Dial 000

If ineffective:

Dial 1100 (Exchange)

National Poisons Information Centre:

Dial 13 1126 (from anywhere in Australia)

This MSDS summarises our best knowledge of the health and safety hazard information of the product and how to

safely handle and use the product in the workplace. Each user should read this MSDS and consider the information in

the context of how the product will be handled and used in the workplace including in conjunction with other products.

If clarification or further information is needed to ensure that an appropriate risk assessment can be made, the user

should contact this company. The responsibility for products sold is subject to our standard terms and conditions, a

copy of which is sent to our customers and is also available on request.

Please read all labels carefully before using product.

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