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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

If inhaled

- Remove to fresh air.

- Oxygen or artificial respiration if needed.

- If symptoms persist, call a physician.

In case of eye contact

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

- If eye irritation persists, consult a specialist.

In case of skin contact

- Wash off with soap and water.

- Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-use.

- If symptoms persist, call a physician.

If swallowed

- If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately.

- Clean mouth with water and drink afterwards plenty of water.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media

- Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment.

Unsuitable extinguishing media

- None.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

- Dust may form explosive mixture in air.

Advice for firefighters

- In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

- If safe to do so, remove the exposed containers, or cool with large quantities of water.

Accidental release measures

Advice for non-emergency personnel

- Evacuate personnel to safe areas.

- Avoid dust formation.

Advice for emergency responders

- Sweep up to prevent slipping hazard.

- Prevent further leakage or spillage.

Environmental precautions

- Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system.

- In case of accidental release or spill, immediately notify the appropriate authorities if required by Federal, State/Provincial and local laws and regulations.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

- Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust.

- Place everything into a closed, labelled container compatible with the product.

- Treat recovered material as described in the section "Disposal considerations".

- Flush with plenty of water.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling

- Use only in well-ventilated areas.


- Keep in original packaging, closed.

- Refer to protective measures listed in sections 7 and 8.

Suitable packaging material

- Stainless steel

- Ordinary steel with internal coating (phenol-epoxy)

Transport information

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Appropriate engineering controls:

- Provide adequate ventilation.

Respiratory protection

- In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.

- Respirator with combination filter for vapour/particulate (EN 141).

- Recommended Filter type: A/P2

- Use only respiratory protection that conforms to international/ national standards.

Hand protection

- Impervious gloves

- Take note of the information given by the producer concerning permeability and break through times, and of special workplace conditions (mechanical strain, duration of contact).

Eye protection

- Goggles

Skin and body protection

- Protective suit

Hygiene measures

- Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

Environmental exposure controls

- Dispose of rinse water in accordance with local and national regulations.

Stability and reactivity


- Decomposes when moist.

- Decomposes on heating.

Chemical stability

- Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of hazardous reactions

- None known.

Conditions to avoid

- To avoid thermal decomposition, do not overheat.

Incompatible materials

- Concentrated acids

Hazardous decomposition products

- Carbon monoxide

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods

- Dilute with plenty of water.

- Dispose of wastes in an approved waste disposal facility.

- Can be landfilled, when in compliance with local regulations.

- In accordance with local and national regulations.

Contaminated packaging

- Clean container with water.

- Empty containers should be taken to an approved waste handling site for recycling or disposal.

- Uncleaned empty packaging

- Dispose of as unused product.

- In accordance with local and national regulations.