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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures

Inhalation Remove patient from exposure, keep warm and at rest.

Obtain medical attention if ill effects occur.

Skin Contact Remove contaminated clothing. Wash skin with water.

If symptoms develop, obtain medical attention.

Eye Contact Irrigate with eyewash solution or clean water, holding the eyelids apart, for at least 10 minutes.

Obtain medical attention.

Ingestion Do not induce vomiting.

Provided the patient is conscious, wash out mouth with water and give 200-300 ml (half a pint)

of water to drink.

Obtain medical attention.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention.

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

Unlikely to be required but if necessary treat symptomatically.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media

Suitable Extinguishing Media As appropriate for surrounding materials/equipment.

Use water with care to avoid possible violent production of steam.

Water spray should be used to cool containers.

Unsuitable Extinguishing Media None anticipated.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Likely to be low fire hazard (by analogy with similar substances). Thermal decomposition likely to evolve irritant vapours.

Advice for fire-fighters

A self contained breathing apparatus and suitable protective clothing should be worn in fire conditions.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Wear suitable gloves and eye/face protection.

Environmental precautions

Do not allow spillages to enter drains, sewers, or watercourses.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Adsorb spillages onto sand, earth or any suitable adsorbent material. Transfer to a container for disposal or recovery.

Additional information

Spillages or uncontrolled discharges into watercourses must be alerted to the Environment Agency or other appropriate

regulatory body.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling

Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Do not breathe vapour. Provide adequate ventilation.

Do not allow to enter drains, sewers or watercourses.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Keep away from strong oxidising agents.

Keep container dry. Avoid ingress of moisture by keeping containers properly sealed when not in use.

Suitable containers: Mild steel

Storage Temperature : Ambient.

Total storage life at recommended conditions: 2 years if stored in accordance with advice given above.

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Additional transport information

Additional information
Special provisions / remarks / other:
Unlikely to be classified as Dangerous for Transport (by analogy with similar substances)

Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure controls

Appropriate engineering controls

Provide adequate ventilation where operational procedures demand it.

Use appropriate containment to avoid environmental contamination.

Personal Protection

Eye/face protection If splashes are likely to occur: Wear eye/face protection.

Skin protection Good working practice suggests gloves and goggles should be worn. The following materials

are suitable for protective gloves (permeation time >= 8 hours): Nitrile rubber (0.35 mm), Butyl

rubber (0.5 mm), Poly(vinyl chloride) PVC (0.5 mm), Fluorocarbon rubber (0.4 mm),

Check with protective equipment manufacturer's data.

Unsuitable gloves materials : Natural rubber , Polychloroprene

Respiratory protection Wear suitable respiratory protective equipment if exposure to high levels of material are likely.

A suitable mask with filter type A may be appropriate. Check with protective equipment

manufacturer's data.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity

Likely to be non-reactive (by analogy with similar substances).

Chemical Stability

Likely to be stable at ambient temperatures (by analogy with similar substances).

Possibility of hazardous reactions

May need to keep away from strong oxidising agents.

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods

Do not discharge into drains or the environment, dispose to an authorised waste collection point.

Additional information

Disposal should be in accordance with local, state or national legislation.

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