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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

There are adequate first aid/medical facilities, trained personnel and equipment, including first aid response capabilities. The emergency eyewash and shower are inspected regularly. The provisions and procedures are under the company’s management system and also under authority surveillance.The precautions in case of accident are Skin contactRinse the skin with plenty of water and/or a mild detergent.Eye contactImmediately rinse with water. Hold eyelids apart. Continue to rinse for at least 15 minutes. Contact physician. IngestionRinse the mouth with water. Drink a few glasses of water. Do not induce vomiting. Get medical attention.Substance specific cases:Inhalation of dustMechanical irritation caused by dust in the airways: Remove person from dust-exposed area.

Fire-fighting measures

The material is not combustible.

Accidental release measures

There are provisions and procedures in place for emergency situations that base on a risk assessment conducted to assess all known and potential hazards and under the company’s management system.There are procedures in place also to inform people living in the surroundings and authorities of process disturbances and other special situations such as temporary process shut downs.Environmental precautions- Accidental spillage is collected to containers and disposed to landfill according to the local waste treatment regulations. Methods for cleaning up- Shovel up with appropriate equipment.- Avoid reactions with acids, the substance may liberate very toxic and flammable hydrogen sulphide (H2S) gas.

Handling and storage

- For loading and unloading, maintenance and emergency situations where limited exposure could potentially exist there are specific guidance and procedures, c.f. Exposure controls / personal protection, Safety Data Sheets available for staff etc. - The staff is trained to a level pertinent to their post in all relevant operations of the plant and equipment at the site under the company’s management system.- There are specific provisions and procedures in place for certain works: Working with hot works, working in ATEX premises, maintenance of pressurized equipment, works inside tanks, tunnels and pits, working in high places etc.- There are safety signs and labelling on chemical tanks and certain areas.- The handling and storage of chemicals is under surveillance of authorities.- Avoid dust generation when handling dry GLS. Wear protective clothing and gloves. Wear goggles in handling of wet/fresh GLS. Wear respiratory protection where applicable.

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Additional transport information

Additional information
Special provisions / remarks / other:
Green liquor sludge is not classified as hazardous for transport (ADR).

Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure control elements in place include:- Continuous monitoring of operations and processes, as well as environment automatically and by chemical and physical analysis and site inspections and walk through in operational premises- Emergency preparedness procedures, e.g. emergency preparedness plan under the company’s management system- Employee training procedures under the company’s management system- Employee health checks and other health care services- Surveillance of the company’s operations by authorities- Security and control, e.g. of access into the siteRisk management measures implemented to minimise any exposure include:- In case of handling substance Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as chemical resistant protective gloves and clothing, eye/face protection and appropriate mask respirator needs to be used.

Stability and reactivity

The substance is stable at normal circumstances.Contact with acids may liberate toxic and flammable gas (hydrogen sulfide). The substance is corrosive to several metals.Contact with acids liberates carbon dioxide from carbonates. The reaction can be fierce.

Disposal considerations

Waste material is collected to containers and disposed to a landfill according to the local waste treatment regulations.

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