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1. Product and Company Identification

Material name
emtek Heavy Equipment Mat
Product use Building Materials – Structural, Industrial
Product List See Product List found in Section 16
Synonym(s) Lumber Products * Engineered Lumber
Chemical description Solid wood, such as lumber and wood products and engineered wood products bonded with thermoset polymer glue (formic acid and resorcinol based).
Anthony Hardwood Composites, Inc.
Manufacturer information 606 E. Center Street
Sheridan, AR 72150
Technical Information 870.942.4000
Chemtrec – Emergency 800.424.9300

2. Hazards Identification

Emergency overview
Sawing, sanding or machining wood or wood products can generate dust. Wood dust may ignite or form explosive mixture with air. Product dust may be irritating to eyes, skin or respiratory system.
Target organs Eyes, skin and respiratory system
Potential health effects
Dust or splinters may cause irritation or injury to the eyes. Contact with skin may cause irritation. Dusts of this product may cause irritation to the nose, throat, or respiratory tract. Due to material form and application, ingestion is considered unlikely. May result in irritation of the digestive tract.

3. Composition / Information on Ingredients

Components CAS  #Percent
Wood / Wood Dust Not Assigned 95-98
Composition comments The lumber is air or kiln dried. No chemical residue is left on the surface of the board. Wood products are bonded with thermoset polymer glue.

4. First Aid Measures

First aid procedures
Eye contact In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with large amounts of water, continuing to flush for 15 minutes. Do not rub the eyes. Get medical attention immediately.
Skin contact If irritation develops, wash with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
Inhalation Remove from area of exposure. If the affected person is not breathing, apply artificial respiration. If persistent irritation, severe coughing or breathing difficulty occurs, get medical attention.
Ingestion If wood product or wood dust is swallowed, get immediate medical attention or advice. Do not induce vomiting.

5. Fire Fighting Measures

General fire hazards
Wood is combustible when exposed to heat or flame. Wood dusts may form explosive mixtures with air in the presence of an ignition source. An airborne dust concentration of 40 g/m3 of air is often used as the lower explosion limit (LEL) for wood dust. Avoid breathing dust of decomposition products.
Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media Use methods for the surrounding fire
Protection of firefighters
Protective equipment
and precautions for
Firefighters should wear full protective clothing including self contained breathing apparatus. Partially burned dust is especially hazardous if dispersed into the air. Wet down to reduce likelihood of ignition of dispersion. Remove burned or wet dust to open, secure area after fire is extinguished.
Explosion data
Sensitivity to static
Sensitivity to mechanical

Not available

Not available

Hazardous combustion
Hazardous decomposition products may include irritating fumes or gases including carbon monoxide, aldehydes or organic acids.

6. Accidental Release Measures

Personal Precautions
Wear appropriate protective equipment and clothing during clean-up. Ensure adequate ventilation. Avoid inhalation of dust during clean-up.
Methods for Clean-up Vacuum or wet sweep small pieces and dust; place in appropriate container for disposal. Gather larger pieces by an appropriate method. Reduce airborne dust and prevent scattering by moistening with water.

7. Handling and Storage

Dust can form an explosive mixture in air. Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at machinery and at places where dust can be generated. Use personal protective equipment as required. Avoid frequent or prolonged inhalation of wood dust. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Keep away from heat and sources of ignition. Keep formation of airborne dusts to a minimum.
Storage Store flat, supported and protected from direct contact with the ground. Keep in a well-ventilated place away from incompatible materials. Store in a cool dry place.

8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Exposure Guidelines
Anthony Hardwood Composites, Inc. voluntarily elects to adhere to exposure limits contained in OSHA’s 1989 Air Contaminants Standard although certain limits were vacated in 1992. the present OSHA exposure limits governing wood dust is 15 mg/m3 (Total Dust) and 5 mg/m3 (Respirable Fraction).

Wood/Wood Dust (CAS # Assigned)

ACGIH 1 mg/m3 TWA
Not established Not established
OSHA 5 mg/m3 TWA (Total
Dust) (Vacated)
10 mg/m3 (Vacated) Not established
Engineering Controls Due to the explosive potential of dust when suspended in air, precautions should be taken when sawing, sanding or machining wood or wood products to prevent sparks or other ignition sources in the ventilation equipment. Local exhaust ventilation is recommended when sawing, sanding, or machining this product. General dilution of ventilation is recommended in processing and storage areas. Use wet methods, if appropriate, to reduce generation of dust.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eye/Face Protection Safety glasses are recommended when using this product. Ensure compliance with OSHA’s PPE standard (29 CFR 1910.132 and .133) for eye and face protection.
Skin Protection Impervious protective clothing and gloves recommended to prevent drying or irritation of hands. Ensure compliance with OSHA’s PPE standards (29 CFR 1910.132 (general) and 138 (hand protection)). Safety shower/eye wash fountain is recommended in the workplace area (29 CFR 1910.151 (c)).
Respiratory Protection A NIOSH approved dust mask or filtering facepiece is recommended in poorly ventilated areas or when permissible exposure limits may be exceeded. Respirators should be selected by and used under the direction of a trained health and safety professional following requirements found under OSHA’s respirator standard (29 CFR 1910.134) and ANSI’s standard for respiratory protection (Z88.2).

9. Physical and Chemical Properties

Odor threshold
Physical state
Melting poin
Freezing point
Flash point
Boiling point
Evaporation rate
Flammability limits in air,
upper, % by volume
Flammability limits in air,
lower, % by volume
Vapor pressure
Vapor density
Specific gravity
Relative density
Solubility (water)
Partition coefficient (noctanol/water)
Auto-ignition temperature
Decomposition temperature
Bulk density
Rigid boards or panels
Resinous wood
Not available
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not available40 g/cm3 for wood dustNot applicable
Not applicable
Not available
Not applicable399.2 – 500 F (204.4-260 C) for wood
Not available
Not available

10. Chemical Stability & Reactivity Information

Chemical stability
Conditions to avoid

Conditions of reactivity
Incompatible materials
Hazardous decomposition products
Possibility of hazardous
Stable at normal conditions.
Contact with incompatible materials. High temperatures. Heat, flames and sparks. Dust may form explosive mixtures with air.
None known.
Strong acids, alkalies, oxidizing agents and drying oils.
Thermal decomposition may emit irritating fumes or gases of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, aldehydes, or organic acids.
Will not occur.

11. Toxicological Information

Toxicological information No toxicological data available for this product. Toxicological information for components of this product is listed below. Repeated inhalation of dust from this product may result in respiratory irritation.
Wood dust – Wood dust may cause dryness, irritation, coughing or sinusitis. IARC and NTP classify wood as a carcinogen. This classification is based on the increased occurrence of adenocarcinomas of the nasal cavities and paranasal sinuses associated with exposure to wood dust. The evaluation noted insufficient
evidence to associate cancer of the oropharynx, hypopharynx, lung, lymphatic and hematopoietic systems, stomach, colon or rectum with exposure to wood dust.
Product dust may cause irritation to eyes, skin and/or lungs.
No information available

Wood/Wood dust (CAS # Not Assigned)
IARC – Group 1 (Carcinogens to Humans) Monograph 62 [1995]
NTP (National Toxicology Program) – Report on
Carcinogens – Known Human Carcinogens
Known Human Carcinogen
US – OSHA Hazard Communication Carcinogens Present

12. Ecological Information

Environmental effects
Not available
Not available

13. Disposal Considerations

Disposal Instructions Under RCRA, it is the responsibility of the user of the product to determine, at the time of disposal, whether the product meets RCRA criteria for hazardous waste.
Dispose of material according to local, state, federal and provincial regulations.

14. Transportation Information

Department of Transportation (DOT) Requirements
This product is not regulated as a hazardous material by the US DOT transportation regulations.

15. Regulatory Information

US Federal regulations Wood and wood products are considered manufactured articles and are exempt
under OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200. Wood dust,
a by-product generated from sawing sanding or machining wood and wood
products, is considered a hazardous material and is regulated under the Hazard
Communications Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200.
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA)
Hazard Categories Immediate hazard – No
Delayed Hazard – No
Fire Hazard – No
Pressure Hazard – No
Reactivity Hazard – No
Section 302 Extremely
Hazardous Substance
Section 311 Hazardous
Section 313 Hazardous




16. Other Information

Product List Engineered Lumber
NFPA Rating Health: 1
Flammability: 1
Instability: 0
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been compiled from sources believed to be reliable. It is offered for your
consideration, investigation and verification. Buyer assumes all risk of use,
storage and handling in compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws
and regulations. Anthony Hardwoods Composites, Inc. makes no warranty of any
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fitness for a particular purpose are specifically excluded. Anthony Hardwoods
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Effective Date May 7, 2009