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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

4.1 Description of first aid measures
General advice
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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
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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
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If on skin, rinse well with water.
If on clothes, remove clothes.
If skin irritation persists, call a physician.
Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
In case of eye contact
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Small amounts splashed into eyes can cause irreversible tis-sue 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
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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
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Skin contact may provoke the following symptoms:
Allergic reactions
Redness
Inhalation may provoke the following symptoms:
Shortness of breath
Asthma
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
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Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local cir-cumstances and the surrounding environment.
Unsuitable extinguishing media
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High volume water jet
5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Specific hazards during fire-fighting
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Do not allow run-off from fire fighting to enter drains or water courses.
Hazardous combustion prod-ucts
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Nickel compounds
Fluorine compounds
5.3 Advice for firefighters
Special protective equipment for firefighters
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Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if nec-essary.
Further information
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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
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Use personal protective equipment.
Avoid dust formation.
Avoid breathing dust.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
6.2 Environmental precautions
Environmental precautions
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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
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Wipe up with absorbent material (e.g. cloth, fleece).

Handling and storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling
Advice on safe handling
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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 ap-plication 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 used.
Advice on protection against fire and explosion
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Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
Hygiene measures
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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
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Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully re-sealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Electrical installa-tions / working materials must comply with the technological safety standards. To maintain product quality, do not store in heat or direct sunlight.
Further information on stor-age stability
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Keep in a dry place. No decomposition if stored and applied as directed.

Transport information

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Exposure controls / personal protection

8.1 Control parameters
Occupational Exposure Limits
Components CAS-No. Value type (Form of exposure) Control parameters Basis
Nickel fluoride (NiF2), tetrahy-drate
13940-83-5
TWA
2,5 mg/m3
(Fluorine)
2000/39/EC
Further information
Indicative
TLV 8 hr
2,5 mg/m3
(Fluorine)
BE OEL
TWA
2,5 mg/m3
(Fluorine)
ACGIH
Occupational exposure limits of decomposition products Components CAS-No. Value type (Form of exposure) Control parameters Basis
hydrofluoric acid
7664-39-3
TWA
1,8 ppm
1,5 mg/m3
2000/39/EC
Further information
Indicative
STEL
3 ppm
2,5 mg/m3
2000/39/EC
Further information
Indicative
CEIL
1,8 ppm
1,5 mg/m3
BE OEL
Further information
At an exposure above the limit value, irritation occurs or a danger exists for acute intoxication. The working method should therefore be designed in a way that the exposure never exceeds this limit value. At a control, the sampling period must be as short as possible to be able to perform a reliable measure-ment. The results of the measurement will be related to the period of time in which the sampling took place
TWA
0,5 ppm
(Fluorine)
ACGIH
C
2 ppm
(Fluorine)
ACGIH
nickel monoxide
1313-99-1
TLV 8 hr
0,2 mg/m3
(Nickel)
BE OEL
TWA (Inhalable fraction)
0,2 mg/m3
(Nickel)
ACGIH
Biological occupational exposure limits Substance name CAS-No. Control parameters Sampling time Basis
Nickel fluoride (NiF2), tetrahydrate
13940-83-5
Fluoride (Fluorine): 2 mg/l
(Urine)
Prior to shift (16 hours after expo-sure ceases)
ACGIH BEI
Fluoride (Fluorine): 3 mg/l
(Urine)
End of shift (As soon as possible after exposure ceases)
ACGIH BEI
8.2 Exposure controls
Engineering measures
Handle only in a place equipped with local exhaust (or other appropriate exhaust).
Personal protective equipment
Eye protection
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Wear safety glasses with side shields or goggles.
Hand protection
Material
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Nitrile rubber
Break through time
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> 480 min
Glove thickness
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0,12 mm
Material
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PVC
Break through time
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> 480 min
Glove thickness
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1,1 mm
Material
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Neoprene gloves
Break through time
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> 480 min
Glove thickness
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0,35 mm
Glove length
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Long sleeve gloves
Skin and body protection
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Footwear protecting against chemicals
Respiratory protection
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Suitable mask with particle filter P3 (European Norm 143)
In the case of dust or aerosol formation use respirator with an approved filter.
When workers are facing concentrations above the exposure limit they must use appropriate certified respirators.

Stability and reactivity

10.1 Reactivity
Stable
10.2 Chemical stability
No decomposition if stored and applied as directed.
10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions
Hazardous reactions
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Stable under recommended storage conditions.
10.4 Conditions to avoid
Conditions to avoid
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None known.
10.5 Incompatible materials
Materials to avoid
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10.6 Hazardous decomposition products
No decomposition if stored normally.
Hazardous decomposition products
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hydrofluoric acid
nickel monoxide

Disposal considerations

13.1 Waste treatment methods
Product
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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 chemi-cal or used container.
Send to a licensed waste management company.
Dispose of as hazardous waste in compliance with local and national regulations.
Contaminated packaging
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Empty remaining contents.
Dispose of as unused product.
Do not re-use empty containers.