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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

4.1 Description of first aid measures
General advice : Move out of dangerous area.
Consult a physician.
Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
Do not leave the victim unattended.
If inhaled : Call a physician or poison control centre immediately.
Move to fresh air.
If unconscious, place in recovery position and get medical
attention immediately.
In case of skin contact : If on skin, rinse well with water.
If on clothes, remove clothes.
In case of eye contact : Small amounts splashed into eyes can cause irreversible tissue damage and blindness.
Remove contact lenses.
In the case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty
of water and seek medical advice.
Continue rinsing eyes during transport to hospital.
Protect unharmed eye.
Keep eye wide open while rinsing.
If swallowed : Clean mouth with water and drink afterwards plenty of water.
Keep respiratory tract clear.
Do NOT induce vomiting.
Do not give milk or alcoholic beverages.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
If symptoms persist, call a physician
4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
Symptoms : Skin contact may provoke the following symptoms:
Allergic reactions
Inhalation may provoke the following symptoms:
Shortness of breath
Ingestion may provoke the following symptoms:
Stomach/intestinal disorders
In case of eye contact
Excessive lachrymation

Fire-fighting measures

5.1 Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media : Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment.
Unsuitable extinguishing
: High volume water jet
5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Specific hazards during firefighting
: Do not allow run-off from fire fighting to enter drains or water
Hazardous combustion products
: Cobalt compounds
Chlorine compounds
5.3 Advice for firefighters
Special protective equipment
for firefighters
: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
Further information : Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately. This
must not be discharged into drains.
Fire residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must
be disposed of in accordance with local regulations

Accidental release measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Personal precautions : Use personal protective equipment.
Avoid dust formation.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
6.2 Environmental precautions
Environmental precautions : Prevent product from entering drains.
Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so
If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform
respective authorities.
6.3 Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
Methods for cleaning up : Wipe up with absorbent material (e.g. cloth, fleece).

Handling and storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling
Advice on safe handling : Avoid formation of respirable particles.
Do not breathe vapours/dust.
Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.
Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
For personal protection see section 8.
Smoking, eating and drinking should be prohibited in the application area.
Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms.
Persons susceptible to skin sensitisation problems or asthma,
allergies, chronic or recurrent respiratory disease should not
be employed in any process in which this mixture is being
Advice on protection against
fire and explosion
: Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust
is formed.
Hygiene measures : Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. General industrial
hygiene practice. Wash hands before breaks and immediately
after handling the product
7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Requirements for storage
areas and containers
: Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated
place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Electrical installations / working materials must comply with the technological
safety standards. To maintain product quality, do not store in
heat or direct sunlight.
Further information on storage stability
: Keep in a dry place.
No decomposition if stored and applied as directed

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Exposure controls / personal protection

8.1 Control parameters
Contains no substances with occupational exposure limit values.
Biological occupational exposure limits
Substance name CAS-No. Control parameters Sampling time Basis
Cobalt(II)chloride, hexahydrate
7791-13-1 Cobalt (Cobalt): 15
End of shift at end
of workweek
Cobalt (Cobalt):
End of shift at end
of workweek
Cobalt dichloride 7646-79-9 Cobalt (Cobalt): 15
End of shift at end
of workweek
8.2 Exposure controls
Engineering measures
Handle only in a place equipped with local exhaust (or other appropriate exhaust).
Personal protective equipment
Eye protection : Wear safety glasses with side shields or goggles.
Hand protection
Material : Nitrile rubber
Break through time : > 480 min
Glove thickness : 0,12 mm
Material : PVC
Break through time : > 480 min
Glove thickness : 1,1 mm
Material : Neoprene
Break through time : > 480 min
Glove thickness : 0,35 mm
Glove length : Long sleeve gloves
Skin and body protection : Footwear protecting against chemicals
Respiratory protection : Suitable mask with particle filter P3 (European Norm 143
When workers are facing concentrations above the exposure
limit they must use appropriate certified respirators.

Stability and reactivity

10.1 Reactivity
Stable at normal ambient temperature and pressure.
10.2 Chemical stability
No decomposition if stored and applied as directed.
10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions
Hazardous reactions : Stable under recommended storage conditions.
10.4 Conditions to avoid
Conditions to avoid : None known.
10.5 Incompatible materials
Materials to avoid :
10.6 Hazardous decomposition products
No decomposition if stored normally.

Disposal considerations

13.1 Waste treatment methods
Product : Dispose of in accordance with the European Directives on
waste and hazardous waste.
According to the European Waste Catalogue, Waste Codes
are not product specific, but application specific.
Waste codes should be assigned by the user, preferably in
discussion with the waste disposal authorities.
The product should not be allowed to enter drains, water
courses or the soil.
Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with chemical or used container.
Send to a licensed waste management company.
Dispose of as hazardous waste in compliance with local and
national regulations.
Contaminated packaging : Empty remaining contents.
Dispose of contaminated packaging as if unused product.
Do not re-use empty containers.

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