Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are required for hazardous chemicals under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200. Engineering 2 Production, Inc. has determined that its products are "articles", as defined by this standard, and therefore do not require material safety data sheets. OSHA defines "articles" under 29 CFR 1910.1200 (c)

    as a "manufactured item:
  1. which is formed to a specific shape or design during manufacturing.
  2. which has end use functions(s) dependent in whole or in part upon its shape or design during end use.
  3. which does not release, or otherwise result in exposure to a hazardous chemical under normal conditions of use.

"Articles" are exempted from the regulations of 29 CFR 1910.1200(b)(5)(iv).

Forged steel fittings and valve products are not in themselves hazardous substances. However, burning, welding, grinding, sawing, shot blasting and machining may generate dust particles or fumes that if allowed, may accumulate in excess of the OSHA recommended Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) and may present a hazard. All operations of this nature should be performed in well-ventilated areas with adequate protection.

Reference the fitting ASTM material grade for specific elements content, then reference the attached listing of elements for additional information.

If you have any questions please contact our Safety and Environmental Supervisor

Hazardous Ingredients

All steel products are alloys, which consist primarily of iron (generally >95%). However, other elements, which are either added intentionally or present as contaminants or residuals, may also occur in these products at trace or low concentrations. These elements may include the following:

Aluminum Niobium
Beryllium Nitrogen
Boron Oxygen
Cadmium Phosphorus
Calcium Silicon
Carbon Sulfur
Chromium Tin
Cobalt Titanium
Copper Tungsten
Manganese Vanadium
Magnesium Zinc
Molybdenum Zirconium
  1. Refer to OSHA standard 29CFR1910.1000 Table Z for appropriate Permissible Exposure Limits to the above listed elements.
  2. Some of these products may have a Zinc Phosphate coating added. See MSDS for Oakite Cryscoat OC.
  3. Some of the products have an oil surface film added as a rust preventive. See MSDS for Oakite Rust Preventative 1.

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