DATE REVISED: 11/12/2008
SAFETY DATA SHEET
This Safety Data Sheet complies with European Commission Directive 91/155/EEC, ISO 11014-1 and ANSI Z400.1
1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
ATOM ARC LOW HYDROGEN WELDING ELECTRODES
AWS A5.1 & A 5.5
THE ESAB GROUP, INC., 801 Wilson Avenue, Hanover, PA 17331
1-717-637-8911 and 1-800-424-9300 (CHEMTREC)
2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Emergency Overview: Coated metal rods in varying colors. These products are normally not considered hazardous as shipped.
Gloves should be worn when handling to prevent contaminating hands with product dust.
Some of these products contain nickel, which is classified as a skin sensitizer and a suspect carcinogen. These products
contain titanium dioxide which is possibly carcinogenic. These products contain quartz, but normally not in an inhalable fraction.
Quartz can cause silicosis and may cause cancer.
Avoid eye contact or inhalation of dust from these products. Skin contact is normally no hazard but should be avoided to
prevent possible allergic reactions.
Persons with a pacemaker should not go near welding or cutting operations until they have consulted their doctor and obtained
information from the manufacturer of the device.
When these products are used in a welding process, the most important hazards are heat, radiation, electric shock and welding
Spatter and melting metal can cause burn injuries and start fires.
Arc rays can severely damage eyes or skin.
Electric shock can kill.
Overexposure to welding fumes may result in symptoms like metal fume fever, dizziness, nausea, dryness or
irritation of the nose, throat or eyes. Chronic overexposure to welding fumes may affect pulmonary function.
Prolonged inhalation of nickel and chromium compounds above safe exposure limits