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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Contact with skin:

- Wash with plenty of water and soap.

Contact with eyes:

- Wash immediately with water for at least 10 minutes.

Swallowing:

- Induce vomiting. Seek a medical examination immediately and present the safety-data sheet.

- A suspension of activated charcoal in water, or liquid paraffin may be administered.

Inhalation:

- Ventilate the premises. The patient is to be removed immediately from the contaminated premises and made to rest in a well ventilated area. Should the patient feel unwell, Obtain medical attention.

Fire-fighting measures

Recommended extinguishers:

- Water, CO2, Foam, Chemical powders, according to the materials involved in the fire.

Extinguishers not to be used: None in particular.

Risks arising from combustion:

- Avoid inhaling the fumes.

Protective equipment:

- Use protection for the respiratory tract.

Accidental release measures

Measures for personal safety:

- Use gloves and protective clothing.

Environmental measures:

- Limit leakages with earth or sand.

- If the product has escaped into a water course, into the drainage system, or has contaminated the ground or vegetation, notify the competent authorities.

Cleaning methods:

- If the product is in a liquid form, stop it from entering the drainage system.

- Recover the product for re-use if possible, or for elimination. The product might, where appropriate, be absorbed by inert material.

- After the product has been recovered, rinse the area and materials involved with water.

Handling and storage

Handling precautions:

- Avoid contact and inhalation of the vapours.

- Do not eat or drink while working.

Incompatible materials:

- Keep away from oxidising agents

- Keep away from acids.

Storage conditions:

- Keep this product in a dry place.

Instructions as regards storage premises:

- Adequately ventilated premises.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
Not applicable, because substance is not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
no data
Chemical name:
potassium thiosulfate solution
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English
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
Not applicable, because substance is not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
no data
Chemical name:
potassium thiosulfate solution
Language:
English
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not applicable
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
Not applicable, because substance is not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
no data
Chemical name:
potassium thiosulfate solution
Labels:
not applicable
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
Not applicable, because substance is not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
no data
Chemical name:
potassium thiosulfate solution
Labels:
not applicable
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Precautionary measures:

- Give adequate ventilation to the premises where the product is stored and/or handled.

Respiratory protection:

- Use respiratory protection where ventilation is insufficient or exposure is prolonged, e.g. CEN/FFP-2(S) or CEN/FFP-3(S).

Protection for hands:

- Use protective gloves that provides comprehensive protection, e.g. P.V.C., neoprene or rubber.

Eye protection:

- Use close fitting safety goggles and/or visor conforming to BS 2092 GRADE 1.

Protection for skin: No special precaution must be adopted for normal use.

Exposure limit(s) (ACGIH): None.

Stability and reactivity

Conditions to avoid: Stable under normal conditions.

Substances to avoid:

- acids

- oxidants

Hazardous decomposition products: toxic gases

Disposal considerations

Recover if possible. In so doing, comply with the local and national regulations currently in force.