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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General information:
As in all cases of potential poisoning, seek medical advice and show this safety data sheet or the label.
In case of inhalation:
Remove the individual to fresh air and keep warm at rest. Consult a doctor in case of respiratory difficulty, unease or persistent headaches.

In case of skin contact:
SENSITISING Remove contaminated clothes. Flush skin with soap and plenty of water.
If irritation appears, obtain medical advice. Wash contaminated clothing before re-use.

In case of eye contact:
EYE IRRITANT Irrigate copiously with water for at least 15 minutes including under the eyelids. Do not allow water to flow into the uncontaminated eye. Obtain medical advice if any irritation (redness, pain) or evidence of tissue damage persists.

In case of ingestion:
Rinse mouth with water and spit out. Do not give anything to drink or eat, and do not try to make vomit without a specialist advice. Consult a doctor if trouble appears.

Self-protection of the first aider:
No specific precautions.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
Serious eye irritation if eye contact. Delayed skin allergic reaction (eg eczema) may occur on sensitized people. Not classified as skin irritant but some inflammatory reaction can appear at contact point

Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No specific data available. Symptomatic treatment.
Watch for delayed symptoms of respiratory difficulty.

Fire-fighting measures

General information:
As in all cases of potential poisoning, seek medical advice and show this safety data sheet or the label.
In case of inhalation:
Remove the individual to fresh air and keep warm at rest. Consult a doctor in case of respiratory difficulty, unease or persistent headaches.

In case of skin contact:
SENSITISING Remove contaminated clothes. Flush skin with soap and plenty of water.
If irritation appears, obtain medical advice. Wash contaminated clothing before re-use.

In case of eye contact:
EYE IRRITANT Irrigate copiously with water for at least 15 minutes including under the eyelids. Do not allow water to flow into the uncontaminated eye. Obtain medical advice if any irritation (redness, pain) or evidence of tissue damage persists.

In case of ingestion:
Rinse mouth with water and spit out. Do not give anything to drink or eat, and do not try to make vomit without a specialist advice. Consult a doctor if trouble appears.

Self-protection of the first aider:
No specific precautions.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
Serious eye irritation if eye contact. Delayed skin allergic reaction (eg eczema) may occur on sensitized people. Not classified as skin irritant but some inflammatory reaction can appear at contact point

Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No specific data available. Symptomatic treatment.
Watch for delayed symptoms of respiratory difficulty.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
For non-emergency personnel:
Take back unnecessary people.

As general protective measures:
Adequate protective gloves and half mask should be worn when handling spillages. No smoking. Avoid naked flames or other potential sources of ignition (e.g. electrical equipment).
Individual washing routines should be followed after any potential contact.
Ensure adequate ventilation in working areas following accidental releases.

For emergency personnel:
Refer to section 8 for recommended PPE.


Environmental precautions
No particular measures required. As a general rule, prevent entry into drains. Avoid contamination of surface waters, ground waters and soil.


Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
For containment:
Gross liquid spillages have to be contained by the use of sand or inert powder. If the product turns solid, contain by a cover. Do not reuse. Do not reintroduce into the original container. Collect into a suitable and labelled container. Treat as waste, disposal of this should be in accordance with Government Regulations.
Cover drains to prevent entry of the product in the sewer system. Avoid contamination of natural environment (soil, waters).

For cleaning-up:
Collect with a shovel and/or by sweeping and place into a suitable container for waste. Residues can be rinsed with water and discharged to drains for onsite wastewater or domestic sewage treatment.

Other information:
None available

Reference to other sections
If appropriate Sections 7, 8 and 13 can be referred to.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
Protective measures
Measures to prevent fire:
As a general rule, avoid any sources of ignition, and avoid exposing to high temperature during processing. The substance is not classified for physical hazards; therefore no specific prevention measures apply for identified uses.
Measures to prevent aerosol and dust generation:
Work processes must be designed to keep exposure to a minimum. Maintain adequate local and general ventilation where product is handled.

Advice on general occupational hygiene
SENSITISER & EYE IRRITANT. Wear appropriate protective clothes and adequate gloves (see S.8). Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Wash contaminated clothing before re-use. Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.
Avoid contact with eyes. Wear chemical goggles.
Observe the usual precautions for handling organic chemicals.
Good personal washing routines should be followed. Wash hands before breaks and after work.
When using do not eat, drink or smoke. Avoid breathing vapour and spray.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
It is good general practice to store in closed, preferably full, properly labelled, containers away from heat sources, and protected from extremes of temperature. Do not re-use the empty container.
Respect general rules for compatibility storage.

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure controls

Appropriate engineering controls
Work processes must be designed to keep exposure to a minimum. Maintain adequate local and general ventilation where product is handled and dispensed.

Personal protection
From Qualitative Assessment:
- Eye protection: IRRITANT Wear safety goggles (conforming EC EN 166)

From general recommendations of safe working practices:
- Respiratory protection: where ventilation may be inadequate, chemical cartridge respirator with A-type filter (EN 143) is recommended.
- Hand protection: SENSITISING Wear suitable protective gloves tested to EN374 (e.g. nitrile, butyl, Teflon®)

- Skin protection: SENSITISING Wear protective clothing and chemical resistant boots. Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.


Environmental exposure controls
Fulfil commitments under Community environmental protection legislation.
Avoid discharge into the environment.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity
No hazardous reaction anticipated in case of contact with air or water (based on chemical structure and experience in handling and use).

Chemical stability
When stored under standard temperature, the substance is stable. Stability in organic solvents not expected to be critical.

Possibility of hazardous reactions
None known.

Conditions to avoid
Direct sources of heat and light.
Do not heat closed containers.
Avoid contact with oxidizing agents.

Incompatible materials
None known.

Hazardous decomposition products
Contact with water or storage under recommended conditions for one year should not produce dangerous decomposition products.

Disposal considerations

Product: Considered as hazardous waste according to Directive 2008/98/CE on waste. The product should be handled according to the instructions given under sections 6, 7 and 8. Dispose of according to local or national regulations. The product should not be allowed to enter drains or the environment.

Contaminated packaging: Empty packaging should be disposed according to local or national regulations by an approved waste handling. Minimize release to the environment

End-product: For the identified uses, if the substance is discharged to domestic sewage treatment plant, no onsite wastewater treatment is required. Refer to the ES annexed for details.