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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures
Inhalation: Move to fresh air. Give artificial respiration if breathing has stopped. If symptoms persist, call a physician.
Skin contact: IMMEDIATELY get under a safety shower. Remove contaminated clothing. Wash off with soap and water. Immediate medical attention is required. Wash contaminated clothing before re-use. Do not take clothing home to be laundered. Discard contaminated shoes, belts, and other articles made of leather.
Eye contact: Rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Immediate medical attention is required.
Ingestion: Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water. IMMEDIATELY see a physician. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed: Aside from the information found under Description of first aid measures (above) and Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed (below), any additional important symptoms and effects are described in Section 11: Toxicology Information.

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
Notes to physician: MATERIAL IS CORROSIVE. It may not be advisable to induce vomiting. Possible mucosal damage may contraindicate the use of gastric lavage. Measures against circulatory shock and convulsions maybe necessary.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media:
Suitable extinguishing media: Use extinguishing media appropriate for surrounding fire.
Unsuitable extinguishing media: No data available

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture:
Hazardous combustion products: No data available
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Combustion generates toxic fumes of the following: Nitrogen oxides (NOx) sulfur oxides

Advice for firefighters:
Fire Fighting Procedures: Cool containers/tanks with water spray. Minimize exposure. Do not breathe fumes. Contain run-off.
Special protective equipment for firefighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:
Wear a CEN approved (or equivalent) respirator (with organic vapor/acid gas cartridge and a dust/mist filter) during spill clean-ups and deactivation of this material. MATERIAL IS CORROSIVE. Protective clothing, including chemical splash goggles, nitrile or butyl rubber full length gloves, rubber apron, or clothing made of nitrile or butyl rubber, and rubber overshoes must be worn during spill clean-ups and deactivation of this material. If material comes in contact with the skin during clean-up operations, IMMEDIATELY remove all contaminated clothing and wash exposed skin areas with soap and water. See SECTION 4, First Aid Measures, for further information.

Environmental precautions:
Do not allow material to contaminate ground water system. Prevent product from entering drains.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up:
WARNING: KEEP SPILLS AND CLEAN-UP RESIDUALS OUTOF MUNICIPAL SEWERS AND OPEN BODIES OF WATER. Adsorb the spill with spill pillows or inert solids such as clay or vermiculite, and transfer contaminated materials to suitable containers for disposal. Deactivate spill area with freshly prepared solution of 5% sodium bicarbonate and 5% sodium hypochlorite in water. Apply solution to the spill area at a ratio of 10 volumes deactivation solution per estimated volume of residual spill to deac tivate any residual active ingredient. Let stand for 30 minutes. Flush the spill area with copious amounts of water to chemical sewer (if in accordance with local procedures, permits and regulations). DO NOT add deactivation solution to the waste pail to deactivate the adsorbed material. See Section 13, "Disposal Considerations", for information regarding the disposal of contained materials.

Reference to other sections:
References to other sections, if applicable, have been provided in the previous sub-sections.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling:
This material is a severe irritant. For personal protection see section 8. Do not handle material near food, feed or drinking water.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities: Keep in a well-ventilated place. Do not store this material near food, feed or drinking water.
CONTAINERS MAY BE HAZARDOUS WHEN EMPTY. Since emptied containers retain product residue follow all (M)SDS and label warnings even after container is emptied. Expiration date based only on retention of >95% actives during storage at 20ºC-25ºC (68ºF-77ºF).
Storage stability
Storage temperature: 1 - 55 °C
7.3 Specific end use(s): See the technical data sheet on this product for further information.

Transport information

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Control parameters
If exposure limits exist, they are listed below. If no exposure limits are displayed, then no values are applicable.

Component: Methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one
Regulation: Dow IHG, Type of listing: TWA, Value/Notation: 1.5 mg/m3
Regulation: Dow IHG, Type of listing: STEL, Value/Notation: 4.5 mg/m3

Exposure controls
Engineering controls:
Use local exhaust ventilation with a minimum capture velocity of 150 ft/min. (0.75 m/sec.) at the point of dust or mist evolution. Refer to the current edition of "Industrial Ventilation: A Manual of Recommended Practice" published by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists for information on the design, installation, use, and maintenance of exhaust systems.

Protective measures:
Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower.

Individual protection measures
Eye/face protection:
Eye protection: Use chemical splash goggles and face shield (EN166). Eye protection worn must be compatible with respiratory protection system employed.

Skin protection:
Hand protection: Chemical-resistant gloves should be worn whenever this material is handled. The glove(s) listed below may provide protection against permeation. (Gloves of other chemically resistant materials may not provide adequate protection): butyl-rubber Nitrile rubber PVC gloves >1 mm thickness Gloves should be removed and replaced immediately if there is any indication of degradation or chemical breakthrough. Rinse and remove gloves immediately after use. Wash hands with soap and water. NOTE: Material is a possible skin sensitizer.
Other protection: Wear as appropriate: Chemical resistant apron complete suit protecting against chemicals

Respiratory protection:
Typical use of this material does not result in workplace exposures that exceed the exposure limits listed in the Exposure Limit Information Section. For those special workplace conditions where the listed exposure limits are exceeded, a respiratory protection program meeting the requirements of Directive 89/686/EEC and EN133 and 134 standards requirements must be followed. For concentrations up to 10 times the exposure limit, wear a properly fitted CEN approved (or equivalent) half-mask (EN140), or full facepiece air-purifying respirator (EN 136) equipped with CEN approved (or equivalent) organic vapor cartridges ( EN 14387), and particle filters (EN143). If oil mist is present, combine with particle (EN143) FFP3 filters. For those unlikely situations where exposure maygreatly exceed the listed exposure limits (i.e. greater than 10-fold), or in any emergency situation, wear a properly fitted CEN approved (or equivalent) self-contained breathing apparatus in the pressure demand mode or a full facepiece airline respirator in the pressure demand mode with emergency escape provision. See SECTION 6, Accidental Release Measures, for respirator and protective clothing requirements for spill clean-up and decontamination of this material.
Environmental exposure controls
See SECTION 7: Handling and storage and SECTION 13: Disposal considerations for measures to prevent excessive environmental exposure during use and waste disposal.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity: No data available

Chemical stability: No data available

Possibility of hazardous reactions: Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Product will not undergo polymerization.

Conditions to avoid: No data available

Incompatible materials: Avoid contact with the following: Oxidizing agents Amines Reducing agents Mercaptans.

Hazardous decomposition products: Nitrogen oxides (NOx) Sulphur oxides hydrogen chloride

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods:
Incinerate liquid and contaminated solids in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.
The definitive assignment of this material to the appropriate EWC group and thus its proper EWC code will depend on the use that is made of this material. Contact the authorized waste disposal services.
Contaminated packaging: Empty containers retain product residues. Follow label warnings even after container is emptied. Improper disposal or reuse of this container may be dangerous and illegal. Refer to applicable federal, state and local regulations.