Glass Beads Safety Data

Glass Beads

Provided below is all the current safety data we have on our glass beads product. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the pdf for reference!


Product identifier - Ozark Type 1, 2, 3, and 4
Synonyms - Glass Beads, GLASS, OXIDE
Recommended use - Traffic Markings
Recommended restrictions - None known
Manufacturer/Supplier - Ozark Materials, LLC, 591 Glendale Ave., Greenville, AL 36037
Emergency Response - CHEMTREC
Phone Number - 800-424-9300

Hazard(s) Identification


Classification of the substance or mixture 

Not classified as hazardous according to GHS standards. 

Health Hazards: 

The substance does not meet the criteria for classification. 


Acute Toxicity 

None Known.

Chronic Toxicity 

None Known.

Physical hazards 

The substance does not meet the criteria for classification. 

Label elements 

Signal word 


Hazard statements 

The substance does not meet the criteria for classification. 

Precautionary statements 


P201+P202: Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. 

P280: Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. 


P304: IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and Keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. 

P305: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. 

P302+P352+P363: IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. 


P402+P403+P404: Store in a dry place. Store in a well ventilated place. 

Store in a closed container. 


P501: Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant. 

Hazard(s) not otherwise classified (HNOC) 

Spilled material is extremely slippery. 


Composition/information on ingredients

Chemical Name
(Common / Other Names)

Glass. Oxides, Chemicals 65997-17-3 >99%

The criteria for listing components in the composition are as follows: Carcinogens are listed when present at 0.1% or greater; components, which are otherwise hazardous according to OSHA, are listed when present at 1.0% or greater. Non-hazardous components may be listed at 3.0% or greater if not 

First-aid measures


If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. 

Skin contact 

Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Remove Contaminated Clothing and shoes. Get medical attention if Irritation occurs. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. 

Eye contact 

Flush eyes with water as a precaution. 


Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. 

Chronic (long-term) effects 

Not known. 

Fire-fighting Measures

Suitable extinguishing media 

This material is compatible with all extinguishing media. 

Extinguish preferably with dry chemical, foam or water spray. 

Unsuitable extinguishing media 

None known. 

Specific hazards arising from the chemical 

Silicon oxides 

Special protective equipment and precautions for firefighters 

A self-contained breathing apparatus and suitable protective clothing should be worn in fire conditions. Spilled material is extremely slippery. Wear rubber boots with slip-resistant soles. 

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures 

Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Spilled material can be very slippery. Wear rubber boots with slip-resistant soles. See Section 8 of the SDS for Personal Protective Equipment. 

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up 

Collect mechanically and dispose of according to Section 13. Transfer to a lidded container for disposal or recovery. Avoid dust generation. Ensure adequate ventilation. Do not walk through spilled material. 

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling 

Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothing. Wash hands before eating, drinking or smoking. 

Avoid accumulation of dust. Use only in well-ventilated areas. 

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities 

Store in the original container in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Keep containers tightly sealed. Incompatible Materials: Dissolves in hydrofluoric acid. 

Exposure controls/personal protection

Occupational exposure limits

US. OSHA Specifically Regulated Substances (29 CFR 1910.1001-1050)

Components   Type Value
Glass. Oxides, Chemicals (CAS No. 65997-17-3) PEL(TWA) 15 mg/m3 (total dust), 5 mg/m3 (respirable)

US. OSHA Table Z-1 Limits for Air Contaminants (29 CFR 1910.1000)

Components   Type Value
Glass. Oxides, Chemicals (CAS No. 65997-17-3) 8-hour TWA 5 mg/m3 (respirable)

US. OSHA Table Z-3 Mineral dusts (29 CFR 1910.1000)

Components  Value

Respirable fraction greater than 5% SiO2 

%SiO2 + 2 mg/m3 

US. OSHA Table Z-2 (29 CFR 1910.1000)
None of the components in this product are listed.

US. ACGIH Threshold Limit Values




Glass. Oxides, Chemicals 

(CAS No. 65997-17-3) 


10 mg/m3 (inhalable) 

3 mg/m3 (respirable) 

 US. NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards




Glass. Oxides, Chemicals 

(CAS No. 65997-17-3) 


TWA 3 fibers/cm3 

(fibers ≤ 3.5 μm in diameter 

& ≥ 10 μm in length) 

TWA 5 mg/m3 (total) 

Appropriate engineering controls 

Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment

Eye/face protection - Avoid eye contact. Wear safety glasses with side shields (or goggles).

Skin protection

Hand protection - Wear protective gloves. Suitable gloves can be recommended by the glove supplier.

Other - Wear suitable protective clothing.

Respiratory protection - Avoid breathing dust. Assess exposure concentrations of all materials involved in the workplace. If concentrations exceed the exposure limits listed in Exposure Guidelines or irritation or other symptoms experienced, follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149.

General hygiene considerations - Always observe good personal hygiene measures, such as washing after handling the material and before eating, drinking, and/or smoking. Routinely wash work clothing and protective equipment to remove contaminants.

Physical and chemical properties


Physical state - Solid
Form - Glass bead
Color - Colorless

Odor - Odorless
Odor threshold (ppm) - Not Available
pH - No data available
Melting point/freezing point - Approximately 730º C (1346°F)
Initial boiling point and boiling range - No data available
Flashpoint - Not combustible
Evaporation rate - No data available

Flammability (solid, gas)

Flammability limit - lower (%) – No data available
Flammability limit - upper (%) – No data available
Explosive limit - lower (%) - No data available
Explosive limit - upper (%) - No data available

Vapor pressure - No data available
Vapor density - No data available
Relative density (specific gravity) - 2.4 - 2.6
Refractive index -≥1.5
Spherical beads (%) - >70
Solubility (water) - Insoluble
Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water) - No data available
Auto-ignition temperature - No data available
Decomposition temperature - No data available
Viscosity - No data available
Volatile Organic Compounds - No data available

Sieve Analysis

Type 1 Mesh (Micrometer) Percent Passing (%)
  1180 100
  850 95 - 100
  600 75 - 95
  300 15 - 35
  150 0 - 5
Type 2 Mesh (Micrometer) Percent Passing (%)
  1180 100
  850 90 - 100
  600 50 - 75
  425 15 - 45
  300 0 - 15
  180 0 - 5
Type 3 Mesh (Micrometer) Percent Passing (%)
  1700 100
  1400 95 - 100
  1180 80 - 95
  1000 10 - 40
  850 0 - 5
  710 0 - 2
Type 4 Mesh (Micrometer) Percent Passing (%)
  2000 100
  1700 95 - 100
  1400 80 - 95
  1180 10 - 40
  1000 0 - 5
  850 0 - 2

Stability and Reactivity

Reactivity - Not generally reactive under normal conditions
Chemical stability - Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions - None under normal processing
Conditions to avoid - No data available
Incompatible materials - Dissolves in hydrofluoric acid
Hazardous Decomposition Products - Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions. - silicon oxides. Other decomposition products - No data available

Toxicological information

Information on likely routes of exposure

Ingestion - Do not ingest. May cause discomfort if swallowed.
Inhalation - Dust may irritate respiratory system. Prolonged inhalation may be harmful.
Skin contact - Dust or powder may irritate the skin.
Eye contact - Particulates may cause irritation to the eyes.

Symptoms related to the physical,
chemical & toxicological characteristics - Dusts may irritate the respiratory tract, skin and eyes.
Delayed & immediate effects & chronic effects from short-& long-term exposure - Causes eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause transient irritation.
Numerical measures of toxicity

Components Test Species Test Results

Glass, Oxides, Chemicals

(CAS No. 65997-17-3)

Oral LD50

Inhalation LC50



> 2000 mg/kg 

No data

Skin corrosion/irritation - May be irritating to the skin.
Serious eye damage/eye irritation - May be irritating to eyes.

Respiratory or skin sensitization

Respiratory sensitization - No data available.
Skin sensitization - No data available.

Germ cell mutagenicity - No data available.


IARC Monographs. Overall Evaluation of Carcinogenicity- Not classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans
US. OSHA Specifically Regulated Substances (29 CFR 1910.1001-1050) - Not listed.

Reproductive toxicity - No data available.
Specific target organ toxicity – single exposure - Not classified.
Specific target organ toxicity – repeated exposure - Not classified.
Aspiration hazard - No data available.

Ecological information

Numerical measures of toxicity 

Components Test Species Test Results
Glass, Oxides, Chemicals (CAS No. 65997-17-3) Crustacea EC50 Water flea (Daphnia magna) >1,000 mg/l 72 Hours

Toxicity - No known reports of ecotoxicity to the environment.
Persistence and degradability - Persistent but inert in aquatic systems.
Bioaccumulative potential - The product will not bioaccumulate up the food chain.
Mobility in soil - Sinks in water. Insoluble in water.
Results of PBT and vPvB Assessment - No data.
Other adverse effects - None known.

Disposal considerations

Disposal instructions - Disposed material is not a hazardous waste. Disposal should be in accordance with local, state or national legislation.

Hazardous waste code

US RCRA Hazardous Waste U List Not applicable

Contaminated packaging - Container must be disposed of in accordance with local, state and national regulations. Containers must not be punctured or destroyed by burning, even when empty.

Transport information


Not regulated as dangerous goods. 

UN number 


Environmental hazards 

Marine pollutant 


Special precautions for user 

Read safety instructions, SDS and emergency procedures before handling. Spilled material is extremely slippery: 

Regulatory information

US federal regulations 
TSCA Section 12(b) Export Notification (40 CFR 707, Subpt. D) - Not regulated.
US. OSHA Specifically Regulated Substances (29 CFR 1910.1001-1050) - Not listed.

CERCLA Hazardous Substance List (40 CFR 302.4) - None of the components in this product are regulated.

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA)

SARA Title III Classification:

Hazard Categories Immediate Hazard: No Pressure Hazard: No
  Delayed Hazard: No Reactivity Hazard: No
  Fire Hazard: No  

SARA 302 Extremely hazardous substance - None of the components in this product are listed. No chemicals in this material are subject to the reporting requirements of SARA Title III, Section 302.

SARA 304 Emergency release notification - Not regulated. 

SARA 311/312 Hazardous chemical - No SARA Hazards.
SARA 313 (TRI reporting) - This material does not contain any chemical components with known CAS numbers that exceed the threshold (De Minimis) reporting levels established by SARA Title III, Section 313.

Other federal regulations

Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 112 Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) List - No components in this product are listed.
Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 112(r) Accidental Release Prevention (40 CFR 68.130) - No components in this product are listed.
Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) - No components in this product are listed.

US State regulations 

Massachusetts RTK - Substance List 
Glass, Oxide, Chemicals (CAS 65997-17-3) 

New Jersey Worker and Community Right-to-Know Act 
Glass, Oxide, Chemicals (CAS 65997-17-3) 

Pennsylvania Worker and Community Right-to-Know Law 
Glass, oxide, Chemicals, non-fibrous , CAS No. 65997-17-3 

US. California Proposition 65 

Carcinogens & Reproductive Toxicity (CRT): Substance List 

This product does not contain any chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or any other reproductive harm. 

Canada regulations

This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR).

WHMIS Classifications of Substances: Not Listed
Canada (DSL/NDSL): Not Listed
Canada Ingredient Disclosure List (CIDL): Not Listed
Canada 2004 / 2005 NPRI (National Pollutant Release Inventory): Not Listed
Canada CEPA Greenhouse Gases Subject to Mandatory Reporting: Not Listed
Canada CEPA Priority Substances List: Not Listed

International Inventories

Country(s) or region Inventory name On inventory (yes/no)*
Australia Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS) Yes
Canada Domestic Substances List (DSL) Yes
Canada Non- Domestic Substances List (NDSL) No
China Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China (IECSC) Yes
Europe European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS) Yes
Europe European List of Notified Chemical Substances (ELINCS) No
Japan Inventory of Existing and New Chemical Substances (ENCS) No
Korea Existing Chemical List (ECL) Yes
New Zealand New Zealand Inventory Yes
Philippines Philippine Inventory of Chemicals & Chemical Substances (PICCS) Yes
United States & Puerto Rico Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Yes

*A “Yes” indicates this product complies with the inventory requirements administered by the governing country(s).
A “No” indicates that one or more components of the product are not listed or exempt from listing on the inventory administered by the
governing country(s).

Other information, including date of preparation or last revision 

Issue Date 07-09-2019
Revision date  
Version #  1

NFPA 704 Ratings

NFPA 704 Ratings for Glass Beads


ACGIH: Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values and Biological Exposure indices
ECHA: European Chemicals Agency
HSDB: Hazardous Substances Data Bank
IARC: International Agency for Research on Cancer
NIOSH: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTP: National Toxicology Program
NLM: Hazardous Substances Data Base
OECD : Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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publication. The information given is designed only as a guide for safe handling, use, processing, storage, transportation, disposal
and release and is not to be considered a warranty or quality specification. The information relates only to the specific material
designated and may not be valid for such material used in combination with any other material or in any process, unless specified
in the text. Because of conditions of use are beyond our control, no guarantee, representation or warranty expressed or implied is
made. We urge each customer or recipient of this SDS to study it carefully to become aware of and understand the potential
hazards associated with the product. Customary precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be followed.
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under the control of the manufacturer, it is the buyer's/user's duty to determine the conditions necessary for the safe use of this
product. Any use of the product not in conformance with this SDS or in combination with any other product or process is the
responsibility of the user. Consult Ozark Materials, LLC for further information.