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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

If inhaled
- Remove to fresh air.
- Oxygen or artificial respiration if needed.
- If symptoms persist, call a physician.

In case of eye contact
- Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water, also under the eyelids.
- If eye irritation persists, consult a specialist.

In case of skin contact
- Wash off with soap and water.
- Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-use.
- If symptoms persist, call a physician.

If swallowed
- If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately.
- Clean mouth with water and drink afterwards plenty of water.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media
- Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment.

Unsuitable extinguishing media
- None.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
- Dust may form explosive mixture in air.

Advice for firefighters
- In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
- If safe to do so, remove the exposed containers, or cool with large quantities of water.

Accidental release measures

Advice for non-emergency personnel
- Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
- Avoid dust formation.

Advice for emergency responders
- Sweep up to prevent slipping hazard.
- Prevent further leakage or spillage.

Environmental precautions
- Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system.
- In case of accidental release or spill, immediately notify the appropriate authorities if required by Federal, State/Provincial and local laws and regulations.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
- Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust.
- Place everything into a closed, labelled container compatible with the product.
- Treat recovered material as described in the section "Disposal considerations".
- Flush with plenty of water.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
- Use only in well-ventilated areas.

- Keep in original packaging, closed.
- Refer to protective measures listed in sections 7 and 8.

Suitable packaging material
- Stainless steel
- Ordinary steel with internal coating (phenol-epoxy)

Transport information

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Appropriate engineering controls:
- Provide adequate ventilation.

Respiratory protection
- In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.
- Respirator with combination filter for vapour/particulate (EN 141).
- Recommended Filter type: A/P2
- Use only respiratory protection that conforms to international/ national standards.

Hand protection
- Impervious gloves
- Take note of the information given by the producer concerning permeability and break through times, and of special workplace conditions (mechanical strain, duration of contact).

Eye protection
- Goggles

Skin and body protection
- Protective suit

Hygiene measures
- Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

Environmental exposure controls
- Dispose of rinse water in accordance with local and national regulations.

Stability and reactivity

- Decomposes when moist.
- Decomposes on heating.

Chemical stability
- Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of hazardous reactions
- None known.

Conditions to avoid
- To avoid thermal decomposition, do not overheat.

Incompatible materials
- Concentrated acids

Hazardous decomposition products
- Carbon monoxide

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods
- Dilute with plenty of water.
- Dispose of wastes in an approved waste disposal facility.
- Can be landfilled, when in compliance with local regulations.
- In accordance with local and national regulations.

Contaminated packaging
- Clean container with water.
- Empty containers should be taken to an approved waste handling site for recycling or disposal.
- Uncleaned empty packaging
- Dispose of as unused product.
- In accordance with local and national regulations.