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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

EYE CONTACT
Get medical attention immediately. Call a poison centre or physician. Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Check for and remove any contact lenses. Continue to rinse for at least 10 minutes. Chemical burns must be treated promptly by a physician.

INHALATION
Get medical attention immediately. Call a poison centre or physician. Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. If it is suspected that fumes are still present, the rescuer should wear an appropriate mask or self-contained breathing apparatus. If not breathing, if breathing is irregular or if respiratory arrest occurs, provide artificial respiration or oxygen by trained personnel. It may be dangerous to the person providing aid to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. If unconscious, place in recovery position and get medical attention immediately. Maintain an open airway. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.

SKIN CONTACT
Get medical attention immediately. Call a poison centre or physician. Wash with plenty of soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash contaminated clothing thoroughly with water before removing it, or wear gloves. Continue to rinse for at least 10 minutes. Chemical burns must be treated promptly by a physician. Wash clothing before reuse. Clean shoes thoroughly before reuse.

INGESTION
Get medical attention immediately. Call a poison centre or physician. Wash out mouth with water. Remove dentures if any. Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. If material has been swallowed and the exposed person is conscious, give small quantities of water to drink. Stop if the exposed person feels sick as vomiting may be dangerous. Do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. If vomiting occurs, the head should be kept low so that vomit does not enter the lungs. Chemical burns must be treated promptly by a physician. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If unconscious, place in recovery position and get medical attention immediately. Maintain an open airway. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.

PROTECTION OF FIRST-AIDERS
No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable training. If it is suspected that fumes are still present, the rescuer should wear an appropriate mask or self-contained breathing apparatus. It may be dangerous to the person providing aid to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Wash contaminated clothing thoroughly with water before removing it, or wear gloves.

MOST IMPORTANT SYMPTOMS AND EFFECTS, BOTH ACUTE AND DELAYED
- Potential acute health effects
Eye contact: Causes serious eye damage.
Inhalation: May give off gas, vapour or dust that is very irritating or corrosive to the respiratory system.
Skin contact: Causes severe burns. Toxic in contact with skin.
Ingestion: Toxic if swallowed. May cause burns to mouth, throat and stomach.

- Over-exposure signs/symptoms
Eye contact: Adverse symptoms may include the following: pain, watering, redness
Inhalation: No specific data
Skin contact: Adverse symptoms may include the following: pain or irritation, redness, blistering may occur
Ingestion: Adverse symptoms may include the following: stomach pains

INDICATION OF ANY IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION AND SPECIAL TREATMENT NEEDED
Notes to physician: Treat symptomatically. Contact poison treatment specialist immediately if large quantities have been ingested or inhaled.
Specific treatments: No specific treatment.

Fire-fighting measures

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA
- Suitable extinguishing media: Use an extinguishing agent suitable for the surrounding fire.
- Unsuitable extinguishing media: None known.

SPECIAL HAZARDS ARISING FROM THE SUBSTANCE OR MIXTURE
- Hazards from the substance or mixture: This material is toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Fire water contaminated with this material must be contained and prevented from being discharged to any waterway, sewer or drain.
- Hazardous thermal decomposition products: Decomposition products may include the following materials: carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide.

ADVICE FOR FIREFIGHTERS
- Special protective actions for fire-fighters: Promptly isolate the scene by removing all persons from the vicinity of the incident if there is a fire. No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable training.
- Special protective equipment for fire-fighters: Fire-fighters should wear appropriate protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) with a full face-piece operated in positive pressure mode. Clothing for fire-fighters (including helmets, protective boots and gloves) conforming to European standard EN 469 will provide a basic level of protection for chemical incidents.

Accidental release measures

PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS, PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
- For non-emergency personnel: No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable training. Evacuate surrounding areas. Keep unnecessary and unprotected personnel from entering. Do not touch or walk through spilt material. Provide adequate ventilation. Wear appropriate respirator when ventilation is inadequate. Put on appropriate personal protective equipment.
- For emergency responders: If specialised clothing is required to deal with the spillage, take note of appropriate materials.

ENVIRONMENTAL PRECAUTIONS
Avoid dispersal of spilt material and runoff and contact with soil, waterways, drains and sewers. Inform the relevant authorities if the product has caused environmental pollution (sewers, waterways, soil or air). Water polluting material. May be harmful to the environment if released in large quantities. Collect spillage.

METHODS AND MATERIAL FOR CONTAINMENT
- Small spill: Move containers from spill area. Avoid dust generation. Do not dry sweep. Vacuum dust with equipment fitted with a HEPA filter and place in a closed, labelled waste container. Place spilled material in a designated, labelled waste container. Dispose of via a licensed waste disposal contractor.
- Large spill: Move containers from spill area. Approach the release from upwind. Prevent entry into sewers, water courses, basements or confined areas. Avoid dust generation. Do not dry sweep. Vacuum dust with equipment fitted with a HEPA filter and place in a closed, labelled waste container. Dispose of via a licensed waste disposal contractor.

Handling and storage

PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING
- Protective measures: Put on appropriate personal protective equipment. Do not get in eyes or on skin or clothing. Do not ingest. Avoid release to the environment. If during normal use the material presents a respiratory hazard, use only with adequate ventilation or wear appropriate respirator. Keep in the original container or an approved alternative made from a compatible material, kept tightly closed when not in use. Empty containers retain product residue and can be hazardous. Do not reuse container.
- Advice on general occupational hygiene: Eating, drinking and smoking should be prohibited in areas where this material is handled, stored and processed. Workers should wash hands and face before eating, drinking and smoking. Remove contaminated clothing and protective equipment before entering eating areas.

CONDITIONS FOR SAFE STORAGE, INCLUDING ANY INCOMPATIBILITIES
Store in accordance with local regulations. Store in original container protected from direct sunlight in a dry, cool and well-ventilated area, away from incompatible materials and food and drink. Store locked up. Keep container tightly closed and sealed until ready for use. Containers that have been opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Do not store in unlabelled containers. Use appropriate containment to avoid environmental contamination.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
2261
Proper shipping name and description:
XYLENOLS, SOLID, MOLTEN
Chemical name:
2,6-Xylenol
Language:
English
Class:
6.1
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
Toxic substances label
Remarks:
- Hazard identification number: 60
- Limited quantity: 500 g
- Tunnel code: (D/E)

Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
2261
Proper shipping name and description:
XYLENOLS, SOLID, MOLTEN
Chemical name:
2,6-Xylenol
Language:
English
Class:
6.1
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
Toxic substances label
Remarks
Special provisions: 802

Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
2261
Proper shipping name and description:
XYLENOLS, SOLID, MOLTEN
Marine pollutant (2,6-xylenol)
Chemical name:
2,6-Xylenol
Class:
6.1
Packaging group:
II
EmS code:
F-A, S-A
Labels:
Toxic substances label; Environmentally hazardous substance mark
Marine pollutant
Remarks
The marine pollutant mark is not required when transported in sizes of ≤5 L or ≤5 kg.

Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
2261
Proper shipping name and description:
Xylenols, solid, MOLTEN
Chemical name:
2,6-Xylenol
Class:
6.1
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
Toxic substances label
Remarks
- The environmentally hazardous substance mark may appear if required by other transportation regulations.
- Passenger and Cargo Aircraft: Quantity limitation: 25 kg; Packaging instructions: 669
- Cargo Aircraft Only: Quantity limitation: 100 kg; Packaging instructions: 676
- Limited Quantities - Passenger Aircraft: Quantity limitation: 1 kg; Packaging instructions: Y644

Additional transport information

Additional transport information
Special precautions for user and transport within user’s premises: Always transport in closed containers that are upright and secure. Ensure that persons transporting the product know what to do in the event of an accident or spillage.

Exposure controls / personal protection

EXPOSURE CONTROLS
- Appropriate engineering controls: If user operations generate dust, fumes, gas, vapour or mist, use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep worker exposure to airborne contaminants below any recommended or statutory limits.

INDIVIDUAL PROTECTION MEASURES
- Hygiene measures: Wash hands, forearms and face thoroughly after handling chemical products, before eating, smoking and using the lavatory and at the end of the working period. Appropriate techniques should be used to remove potentially contaminated clothing. Wash contaminated clothing before reusing. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.
- Eye/face protection: Safety eyewear complying with an approved standard should be used when a risk assessment indicates this is necessary to avoid exposure to liquid splashes, mists, gases or dusts. If contact is possible, the following protection should be worn, unless the assessment indicates a higher degree of protection: chemical splash goggles and/or face shield. If inhalation hazards exist, a full-face respirator may be required instead. Recommended: full-face mask.

SKIN PROTECTION
- Hand protection: Chemical-resistant, impervious gloves complying with an approved standard should be worn at all times when handling chemical products if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary. Considering the parameters specified by the glove manufacturer, check during use that the gloves are still retaining their protective properties. It should be noted that the time to breakthrough for any glove material may be different for different glove manufacturers. In the case of mixtures, consisting of several substances, the protection time of the gloves cannot be accurately estimated. 1 - 4 hours (breakthrough time): butyl rubber, neoprene.
- Body protection: Personal protective equipment for the body should be selected based on the task being performed and the risks involved and should be approved by a specialist before handling this product.
- Other skin protection: Appropriate footwear and any additional skin protection measures should be selected based on the task being performed and the risks involved and should be approved by a specialist before handling this product.
- Respiratory protection: Use a properly fitted, particulate filter respirator complying with an approved standard if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary. Respirator selection must be based on known or anticipated exposure levels, the hazards of the product and the safe working limits of the selected respirator. Recommended: organic vapour (Type A) and particulate filter.

ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE CONTROLS
Emissions from ventilation or work process equipment should be checked to ensure they comply with the requirements of environmental protection legislation. In some cases, fume scrubbers, filters or engineering modifications to the process equipment will be necessary to reduce emissions to acceptable levels.

Stability and reactivity

- Reactivity: No specific test data related to reactivity available.
- Chemical stability: The product is stable.
- Possibility of hazardous reactions: Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous reactions will not occur.
- Conditions to avoid: No specific data.
- Incompatible materials: No specific data.
- Hazardous decomposition products: Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous decomposition products should not be produced.

Disposal considerations

WASTE TREATMENT METHODS - PRODUCT
- Methods of disposal: The generation of waste should be avoided or minimised wherever possible. Disposal of this product, solutions and any by-products should at all times comply with the requirements of environmental protection and waste disposal legislation and any regional local authority requirements. Dispose of surplus and non-recyclable products via a licensed waste disposal contractor. Waste should not be disposed of untreated to the sewer unless fully compliant with the requirements of all authorities with jurisdiction.
- Hazardous waste: The classification of the product may meet the criteria for a hazardous waste.

WASTE TREATMENT METHODS - PACKAGING
- Methods of disposal: The generation of waste should be avoided or minimised wherever possible. Waste packaging should be recycled. Incineration or landfill should only be considered when recycling is not feasible.
- Special precautions: This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe way. Care should be taken when handling emptied containers that have not been cleaned or rinsed out. Empty containers or liners may retain some product residues. Avoid dispersal of spilt material and runoff and contact with soil, waterways, drains and sewers.