Section 1 — Chemical Product and Company Identification
Section 2 — Composition, Information on Ingredients
Synonym: carbonic acid, barium salt
Section 3 — Hazards Identification
Call a physician, seek medical attention for further treatment, observation and support after first aid.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air at once. If breathing has stopped give artificial respiration immediately.
Eye: Immediately flush with fresh water for 15 minutes.
External: Wash continuously with fresh water for 15 minutes.
Internal: Induce vomiting. After vomiting, give a mixture of 1 Tbs. magnesium sulfate in one cup of water. Call a physician or
poison control at once.
Section 4 — First Aid Measures
Section 7 — Handling and Storage
Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Wear chemical splash goggles, chemical-resistant gloves and chemical-resistant apron.
Use ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below exposure limits. Always wear a NIOSH-approved respirator with proper
cartridges or a positive pressure, air-supplied respirator when handling this material in emergency situations (spill or fire).
Exposure guidelines: TWA 0.5 mg (Ba)/m3 (OSHA, ACGIH)
White, odorless powder.
Moderately toxic by ingestion and inhalation; strong irritant.
Barium Hazard: All soluble barium compounds are poisonous if swallowed and cause nausea,
vomiting, stomach pains and diarrhea.
Section 5 — Fire Fighting Measures
Fire Fighting Instructions: Use triclass, dry chemical fire extinguisher. Firefighters should wear PPE
and SCBA with full facepiece operated in positive pressure mode.
Section 6 — Accidental Release Measures
Restrict unprotected personnel from area. Sweep up, place in sealed bag or container and dispose. Ventilate area and wash spill site
after material pickup is complete. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
Section 8 — Exposure Controls , Personal Protection
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Inorganic #4. Store with hydroxides, oxides, silicates an