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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

EYE CONTACT:

Separate eyelids, wash the eyes thoroughly with water (15 min). If eye irritation persists, consult a specialist.

SKIN CONTACT:

Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Remove soiled or soaked clothing immediately. Wash contaminated clothing before re-use.

INHALATION:

Remove affected person from the immediate area. Ensure supply of fresh air. Irregular breathing/no breathing: artificial respiration.

Consult a physician.

INGESTION:

Rinse mouth. Consult a physician.

Fire-fighting measures

SUITABLE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA:

The product itself does not burn. Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding

environment e.g.: Dry powder. Carbon dioxide (CO2). Water spray jet.

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA WHICH MUST NOT BE USED FOR SAFETY REASONS:

None.

SPECIAL EXPOSURE HAZARDS ARISING FROM THE SUBSTANCE OR PREPARATION ITSELF, ITS

COMBUSTION PRODUCTS, OR RELEASED GASES:

In the event of fire the following can be released: Cobalt oxide dust. Cobalt sulphate dust. Sulphur oxides (SOx).

SPECIAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR FIREFIGHTERS:

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately. Neutralise with e.g. sodium hydroxide. Do not discharge into the

drains/surface waters/groundwater.

Accidental release measures

PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS:

Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Avoid dust formation. Ensure

adequate ventilation.

ENVIRONMENTAL PRECAUTIONS:

Avoid dust formation. Do not discharge into the drains/surface waters/groundwater.

METHODS FOR CLEANING UP:

Use mechanical handling equipment. Send in suitable containers for recovery or disposal.

Handling and storage

HANDLING:

Council Directive 98/24/EC on the protection of the health and safety of workers from the risks related to chemical agents at work.

SAFE HANDLING ADVICE:

Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid dust formation. If workplace exposure limits are exceeded, respiratory protection approved

for this particular job must be worn.

TECHNICAL MEASURES/PRECAUTIONS:

Provide good ventilation of working area (local exhaust ventilation if necessary).

STORAGE:

Council Directive 96/82/EC on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances (SEVESO II directive).

TECHNICAL MEASURES/STORAGE CONDITIONS:

Always keep in containers of same material as the original one. Keep containers tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place.

INCOMPATIBLE PRODUCTS:

None.

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Disposal considerations