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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Inhalation : Move the person away from the contaminated area. Make the affected person rest. If necessary seek medical advice.
Skin contact : Remove all contaminated clothing and footwear. Wash with soap and water. In case of inflammation (redness, irritation) obtain medical attention.
Eye contact : Immediately rinse with plenty of running water for a prolonged period, (at least 15 minutes) whilst keeping the eyes wide open If irritation persists, consult a doctor.
Ingestion : NEVER attempt to induce vomiting. Rinse mouth out with water.
If necessary seek medical advice.
Further Information : Use appropriate protective equipment when treating a contaminated person.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable : All extinguishing agents can be used (water, foam, powders, carbon dioxide, sand).
Not suitable : None. If there is a fire close by, use suitable extinguishing agents.
Specific hazards : Toxic gases or vapours are released.
Protection of fire-fighters : Self-contained breathing apparatus. Complete protective clothing.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions : Avoid contact with skin and eyes. If spillage occurs on the public highway, indicate the danger and notify the authorities (police, fire brigade). Full protective clothing and equipment.
Environmental precautions : Prevent the product from spreading into the environment. Contain the spilled material by bunding.
Recovery : Recover as much of the product as possible. Absorb the product onto porous material. Transfer the product into a spare container: suitably labelled. Then take the emergency containers to an area reserved for subsequent recycling or disposal.
Neutralization : Absorb spillage with: diatomaceous earth; sand or inert absorbent.
Cleaning/Decontamination : Wash non-recoverable remainder with large amounts of water. Recover the cleaning water for subsequent disposal.
Disposal : Place in an appropriate container and dispose of the contaminated material at a licensed site.

Handling and storage

Technical measures : Does not require any specific or particular measures.
Measures : Work in a well-ventilated area. Avoid forming aerosols. Avoid the formation of mists in the atmosphere. Do NOT handle without gloves.
Safe handling advice : Handle and use in accordance with good occupational hygiene
and safety practice.
Technical measures : Take all necessary measures to avoid accidental discharge of products into drains and waterways due to the rupture of containers or transfer systems.
Storage conditions
Recommended : Store: in a cool, dry area.
Incompatible products : None, to our knowledge.
Packaging : Polyethylene or polypropylene drums. (high density)
Recommended : Plastic materials (polyethylene, polypropylene) (high density).

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering measures : No specific measures are required provided the product is handled in accordance with the general rules of occupational hygiene and safety.
Exposure limit values (Human Health)
2-Butoxyethanol: VME: 9.8 mg/m3 (2ppm)
VLE: 147.6 mg/m3 (30 ppm)
n-Butyl alcohol: VLE: 150 mg/m3 (50 ppm)
ACGIH Threshold Limit Values (U.S.A./A.C.G.I.H.) :
2-Butoxyethanol TLV ( TWA ) : 20 ppm
n-Butyl alcohol TLV ( TWA ) : 20 ppm
WEL: 25 ppm (8h TWA).
WEL: 50 ppm (15 minute STEL).
(Sk - can be absorbed through the skin).
WEL: 50 ppm (154 mg/m3) (15 minute STEL).
(Sk - can be absorbed through the skin).
Occupational exposure limit values (EU) :
2-Butoxyethanol: Exposure limit (8 hours) : 98 mg/m3 (20 ppm)
Exposure limit (Short term) : 246 mg/m3 (50 ppm)
Respiratory protection : If mist is formed: Respiratory protective device with a particle filter.
Hand protection : Use suitable chemical-resistant protective gloves (compliant with Standard EN 374-1). Protective gloves must be chosen according to the function of the work station: other chemicals which may be handled, physical protection necessary (resistance to cutting, puncture, heat), dexterity required
Eye protection : Safety spectacles with side shields.
Skin and body protection : Protective clothing. Safety foot-wear.
Hygiene measures : Use clean and correctly maintained personal protective equipment
Keep personal protective equipment in a clean place, away from the work area. Always wash your hands after handling the product. Do NOT eat or drink in the workplace.

Stability and reactivity

Stability : Stable under normal conditions of use.
Conditions to avoid : Decomposes : above 200oC.
Materials to avoice : No dangerous reaction known with common products.
Hazardous decomposition products : On combustion or on thermal decomposition (pyrolysis) releases: (phosphorus oxides) (carbon oxides (CO + CO2)).

Disposal considerations

Prohibition : Do NOT discharge waste into drains.
Destruction/Disposal : Dispose of in accordance with relevant local regulations. Incinerate at a licensed installation.
Decontamination/cleaning : Empty the packaging completely prior to disposal. Rinse with an appropriate solvent. Recover the solvent used for rinsing and incinerate at a licensed site. Bulk : decontamination by an authorised cleaning contractor.
Destruction/Disposal : Depending on local facilities, recycle or incinerate the packaging at an authorised site.
NOTE : The user's attention is drawn to the possible existence of local regulations regarding disposal.