Material Safety Data

The following information is provided in accordance with state and local Material Safety Data regulations for the products produced by Column & Post, Inc. To download this information in PDF format, click here (requires Adobe® Reader)

Section I – Product and Company Identification

Product Identity: Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer Column
Date Prepared: 01-22-03
Date Revised: 03-10-08
Manufacturer’s Name: Column & Post, Inc.
Emergency Telephone Number: (866) 244-1533 – Address: 8013 Purfoy Road, Fuquay Varina, North Carolina 27526
Telephone Number for Additional Information: (866) 244-1533

Section II – Hazard Ingredients

Hazardous Ingredients: Totally polymerized mixture of polyester resin, calcium carbonate (CaCO3) (Limestone), may contain polymeric granules, titanium dioxide (TiO2).

Section III – Physical/Chemical Characteristics

Boiling Point: N/A
Specific Gravity (H2O = 1): N/A
Vapor Pressure: N/A
Melting Point: N/A
Vapor Density: N/A
Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate = 1): N/A
Solubility in Water: N/A
Appearance: Solid and off-white in color
Odor: Odorless

Section IV – Hazards and First Aid Measures

Route(s) of Entry:

  • Dust Inhalation: Yes
  • Skin: Yes
  • Ingestion: Yes

Health Hazards:

  • Acute: May cause mild irritation to skin, eyes and nose
  • Chronic: May cause mild irritation to skin, eyes and nose
  • Carcinogenicity: None
  • Effects of Overexposure: May cause mild irritation to skin, eyes and nose.
  • Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: N/A

Emergency and First Aid Procedures:

  • Dust: Inhalation: Move to fresh air
  • Skin: Remove affected clothing and wash with soap and water
  • Ingestion: Dilute with water, do not induce vomiting, seek medical attention
  • Eyes: Flush with water

Section V – Fire and Explosion Hazard Data

Flash Point: N/A
Flammable Limits: N/A
Extinguishing Media: Use carbon dioxide, foam, dry chemical or water fog to extinguish
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: In the case of a large fire, use self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and full fire-fighting gear.

Section VI – Reactivity Data

Stability: Stable
Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid): N/A
Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts: May produce carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and irritating vapors, gases or particulate during combustion
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
Conditions to Avoid: None

Section VII – Precautions for Safe Handling and Use

Steps to Be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled: Use normal good housekeeping procedures
Waste Disposal Method: Dispose in accordance with local, state and federal regulations for discarding solid waste
Precautions to Be taken in Handling and Storing: N/A
Other Precautions: N/A

Section VIII – Personal Protection

Respiratory Protection: Use dust mask for nuisance dust
Ventilation: Use good general ventilation to prevent irritation and dust accumulation
Special: N/A
Mechanical: When cutting or sanding wear clothing to protect skin from irritation
Hearing: Wear approved hearing protection when noise levels exceed permissible limits
Other: N/A
Protective Gloves: Wear work gloves to prevent skin irritation
Eye Protection: Use safety glasses with shields or goggles when sawing, drilling, routing, etc
Other Protective Clothing or Equipment: None
Work/Hygienic Practices: Normal good housekeeping procedures

N/A = Not Applicable