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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General Advice:
If symptoms persist, call a physician. Show this material safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
Eye Contact:
Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Consult a physician.
Skin Contact:
Wash off immediately with soap and plenty of water while removing all contaminated clothes and shoes. If skin irritation persists, call a physician. Wash contaminated clothing before re-use. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse
Inhalation:
Move to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician. Ingestion rinse mouth. Consult a physician if necessary

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
• May cause slight irritation
• Irritating to mouth, throat and stomach
• Cough

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable Extinguishing Media
• carbon dioxide (CO2)
• water spray
• dry chemical
• Alcohol-resistant foam
Extinguishing media which must not be used for safety reasons
• high volume water jet

Specific Hazards Arising from the Chemical
Specific hazards
• Vapors are heavier than air and may spread along floors
• Vapors may form explosive mixture with air
• Heating or fire can release toxic gas (Gaseous hydrogen chloride (HCl), Nitrogen oxides (NOx), Carbon monoxide)

Specific methods
• Cool containers / tanks with water spray
• Keep product and empty container away from heat and sources of ignition
• Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system
• Prevent product from entering drains
• Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately. This must not be discharged into drains

Protective Equipment and Precautions for Firefighters
Wear full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
• Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing
• Evacuate personnel to safe areas
• Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak
• Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit
• Rubber gloves

Environmental precautions
• Should not be released into the environment
• Remove immediately adhering matter
• Prevent product from entering drains
• Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
• Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit
• Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. dry sand or earth), then place in a chemical waste container

Handling and storage

This substance is handled under Strictly Controlled Conditions in accordance with REACH regulation Article 17(3) for on-site isolated intermediates and, in case the substance is transported to other sites for further processing, the substance should be handled at these sites under the Strictly Controlled Conditions as specified in REACH regulation Article 18(4). Site documentation to support safe handling arrangements including the selection of engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment controls in accordance with risk-based management systems is available at each Manufacturing site.

Precautions for safe handling
• Use only in area provided with appropriate exhaust ventilation
• Wear personal protective equipment
• Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product
• Wash hands after handling
• Remove contaminated clothing and protective equipment before entering eating areas
• Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location
• Avoid breathing vapors or mists

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
• In accordance with local and national regulations
• Store in original container
• Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition
• Keep container tightly closed
• Keep in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
Not regulated.
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
Not regulated.
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Not regulated.
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

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Not regulated.
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Exposure controls / personal protection

This substance is handled under Strictly Controlled Conditions in accordance with REACH regulation Article 17(3) for on-site isolated intermediates and, in case the substance is transported to other sites for further processing, the substance should be handled at these sites under the Strictly Controlled Conditions as specified in REACH regulation Article 18(4). Site documentation to support safe handling arrangements including the selection of engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment controls in accordance with risk-based management systems is available at each Manufacturing site.

Control parameters
Exposure Guidelines
Chemical Name: Methanamine, N,N dimethyl-, hydrochloride
ACGIH TLV EU Japan: Not listed

Exposure controls
Engineering Controls
• Local exhaust ventilation

Personal Protective Equipment
Eye/face Protection
• Tightly fitting safety goggles
• Face-shield recommended during refilling

Skin Protection
• Wear suitable protective equipment
• Complete suit protecting against chemicals

Hand Protection
• PVC disposable gloves
• Solvent-resistant gloves (butyl-rubber)
• The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/689/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it
• The suitability for a specific workplace should be discussed with the producers of the protective gloves

Respiratory Protection
• In the case of vapor formation use a respirator with filter model K
• self-contained breathing apparatus (EN 133) (in case of higher concentration)

Environmental exposure controls
• Prevent product from entering drains
• Do not contaminate surface water
• Avoid subsoil penetration

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity
Chemical Stability
• Stable under normal conditions
• Hazardous polymerisation does not occur

Possibility of hazardous reactions: None under normal processing

Conditions to Avoid
• Heat, flames and sparks

Incompatible materials to avoid
• Strong acids and oxidizing agents
• Strong bases

Hazardous Decomposition Products
• Heating or fire can release toxic gas (Nitrogen oxides (NOx), Carbon monoxide, nitrosamine, Ammonia, HCl, TMA)

Disposal considerations

Waste Disposal Method
• Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local regulation
Contaminated Packaging
• Empty containers should be taken for local recycling, recovery or waste disposal