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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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Administrative data

First-aid measures

Product-Specific hazards and other issues :

- This product is of low acute toxicity.

- May cause harm to the unborn child.

- Possible risk of male impaired fertility.

General advice :

- Always observe self protection methods.

- Move out of dangerous area.

- Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.

- Consult a physician if necessary.

- Show the material safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.

Inhalation :

- If symptoms are experienced, move victim to fresh air.

- If you feel unwell, seek medical advice (show the label where possible).

Skin contact :

- Remove contaminated shoes and clothing.

- Thoroughly wash effected area with mild soap and water.

- Seek medical attention if ill effect or irritation develops.

Eye contact :

- Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids.

- Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

- If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.

Ingestion :

- Do NOT induce vomiting.

- Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water.

- Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

- If vomiting does occur, have victim lean forward to reduce risk of aspiration.

- Obtain emergency medical attention.

Advice to Physician :

- Treat symptomatically.

- Treatment of overexposure should be directed at the control of symptoms and the clinical condition of the patient.

- There is no specific antidote.

- Developmental toxicity and adverse effects on the male reproductive system have been reported in experimental animals following repeated exposure by the oral route.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media:

Small fires :

- Dry powder

- Carbon dioxide (CO2)

- Dry sand

- Foam

Large fires :

- water spray

- water fog

- foam

- Apply aqueous extinguishing media carefully to prevent frothing/steam explosion, spreading fire, increasing risk of injury.

Unsuitable extinguishing media :

- Do not use a solid water stream as it may scatter and spread fire.

- Simultaneous use of foam and water on the same surface is to be avoided as water destroys the foam.

Specific hazards during fire-fighting :

- When exposed to ignition source in air, vapors can burn in open or explode if confined.

- Fight fire from maximum distance or use unmanned hose holders or monitor nozzles.

- Heat may build enough pressure to rupture closed containers/spreading fire/increasing risk of burns/injuries.

- Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out.

- Withdraw immediately in case of rising sound from venting safety devices or discoloration of tank.

- Always stay away from tanks engulfed in fire.

- Move containers from fire area if you can do it without risk.

- Sustained fire attack on vessels may result in a Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosion (BLEVE).

- Prevent fire extinguishing water from contaminating surface water or the ground water system.

- When fighting a fire, notify environmental authorities if liquid enters sewers or public waters.

- Fire residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations.

Special protection equipment for fire-fighters :

- Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

- Structural firefighters protective clothing will only provide limited protection.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions :

- Clean-up to be performed only by trained and properly equipped personnel.

- Eliminate all sources of ignition.

- Evacuate personnel to safe areas.

- Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak.

Land spillages :

- Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas.

Spillages in water or at sea :

- If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform respective authorities.

- Maritime spillages should be dealt with according to a Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP), as required by MARPOL Annex1 Regulation 26.

Methods for cleaning up :

- Combustible liquid and vapor

- Eliminate all sources of ignition.

- All equipment used when handling this product must be grounded.

- Do not touch or walk through spilled material.

- Stop leak if you can do it without risk.

- Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas.

- A vapor suppressing foam may be used to reduce vapors.

- Absorb or cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material and transfer to containers.

- Use clean non-sparking tools to collect absorbed material.

For large spills:

- Contain spill with dike to prevent entry into sewers or waterways.

- Water spray may reduce vapor; but may not prevent ignition in closed spaces.

- Remove from surface water (e.g. by skimming or siphoning).

Handling and storage


Advice on safe handling :

- Eliminate all sources of ignition.

- Avoid contact with heat and ignition sources and oxidizers.

- Container may be opened only under exhaust ventilation hood.

- Proper grounding procedures to avoid static electricity should be followed.

- The material can accumulate static charge and can therefore cause electrical ignition.

- Take necessary action to avoid static electricity discharge (which might cause ignition of organic vapors).

- Do not allow splash filling of bulk volumes.

- Do not use compressed air for filling, discharging or handling.

- Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, or grind on containers.

- The vapor is heavier than air. Beware of accumulation in pits and confined spaces.

- Cleaning, inspection and maintenance of the internal structure of storage tanks must be done only by properly equipped and qualified personnel as defined by national, local or company regulation.

- Use only non-sparking tools.

- Ensure all equipment is electrically grounded before beginning transfer operations.

- Handle empty containers with care; vapor/residue may be extremely flammable.

- Isolate, vent, drain, wash and purge systems or equipment before maintenance or repair.

- Observe precautions pertaining to confined space entry.

Fire-fighting class :

- Combustible liquid and vapor


Requirements for storage areas and containers :

- Ensure that all relevant regulations regarding explosive atmospheres, and handling and storage facilities of flammable products are followed.

- Recommended materials: For containers, or container linings use mild steel, stainless steel.

- Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.

- Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.

- Keep container tightly closed and properly labeled.

- Storage installations should be designed with adequate bunds so as to prevent ground and water pollution in case of leaks or spills.

- Take measures to prevent the build up of electrostatic charge.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN number : UN3082
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
UN number : UN3082
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Special provisions / remarks
Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL73/78 and the IBC Code-
Diisobutyl phthalate, Pollution Category X under MARPOL Annex II

Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
UN number : UN3082
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Proper Shipping Name Environmentally Hazardous Substance, Liquid, N.O.S. (Diisobutyl phthalate)
Chemical name:
Diisobutyl phthalate
Marine pollutant
Special provisions / remarks
Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL73/78 and the IBC Code-
Diisobutyl phthalate, Pollution Category X under MARPOL Annex II
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering measures :

- Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended exposure limits.

Personal protective equipment:

Respiratory protection :

- In case of dusts/vapours/aerosols being formed or if the limit values like TLV are exceeded:

- Wear a respirator conforming to EN 140 with Type A filter or better.

- Consider the maximum period for wear.

Hand protection :

- Wear chemical resistant gloves such as:

- Glove material nitrile rubber; material thickness 0.35 mm; break through time ≥ 480 min. Gloves must be replaced after 8 hours of wear.

- Glove material butyl rubber; material thickness 0.5 mm; break through time ≥ 480 min. Gloves must be replaced after 8 hours of wear.

- The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the European norm standard EN 374.

- Gloves should be discarded and replaced if there is any indication of degradation or chemical breakthrough.

Eye protection :

- Eye protection such as chemical splash goggles and/or face shield must be worn when possibility exists for eye contact due to splashing or spraying liquid, airborne particles, or vapor.

- The selected goggles or glasses must satisfy the European norm standard EN 166.

Skin and body protection :

- Depending on the conditions of use, protective gloves, apron, boots, head and face protection should be worn.

- The selected protective clothing has to satisfy the standard EN 13034, which describes clothing offering limited 8 hour protection against splashes.

- The equipment must be cleaned thoroughly after each use.

Hygiene measures :

- Selection of appropriate personal protective equipment should be based on an evaluation of the performance characteristics of the protective equipment relative to the task(s) to be performed, conditions present, duration of use, and the hazards and/or potential hazards that may be encountered during use.

- Emergency eye wash fountains and safety showers should be available in the immediate vicinity of any potential exposure.

- Use good personal hygiene practices.

- Wash hands before eating, drinking, smoking, or using toilet facilities.

- Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-use.

Environmental exposure controls

- If necessary, all contaminated waste water must be treated in a municipal or industrial wastewater treatment plant before release to surface water.

- Chemical removal by air and water pollution control devices must meet the minimum efficiency requirements needed to reduce exposures to an acceptable level.

- The discharge of treatment plant effluent to rivers and oceans must achieve the dilution ratio needed to reduce exposures to an acceptable level.

- The size and capacity of wastewater treatment plants must meet the minimum requirements needed to reduce exposures to an acceptable level.

- Waste management practices such as incineration, recycling, reuse must be enforced as needed to reduce exposures to an acceptable level.

- External treatment and disposal of waste should comply with applicable local and/or national regulations.

- The maximum allowable site tonnage and days of use should be below the number needed to maintain exposures at an acceptable level.

Stability and reactivity

Conditions to avoid :

- Avoid contact with strong oxidizers, excessive heat, sparks or open flame.

Materials to avoid :

- Strong oxidizing agents

- Strong acids.

- Strong alkalies.

Hazardous decomposition products :

- Not expected to decompose under normal conditions.

Thermal decomposition :

- Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and unburned hydrocarbons (smoke).

Hazardous reactions :

- Not expected to occur.

- The product is stable.

Disposal considerations

- The product should not be allowed to enter drains, water courses or the soil.

- Proper grounding procedures to avoid static electricity should be followed.

- Contaminated product, soil, water, container residues and spill cleanup materials may be hazardous wastes.