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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Inhalation: Get medical attention immediately. Move exposed person to fresh
air. If it is suspected that fumes are still present, the rescuer should
wear an appropriate mask or self-contained breathing apparatus.
Keep person warm and at rest. If not breathing, if breathing is
irregular or if respiratory arrest occurs, provide artificial respiration
or oxygen by trained personnel. It may be dangerous to the person
providing aid to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. If unconscious,
place in recovery position and get medical attention immediately.
Maintain an open airway. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie,
belt or waistband.
Ingestion: Get medical attention immediately. Wash out mouth with water.
Move exposed person to fresh air. Keep person warm and at rest.
If material has been swallowed and the exposed person is
conscious, give small quantities of water to drink. Stop if the
exposed person feels sick as vomiting may be dangerous. Do not
induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. If
vomiting occurs, the head should be kept low so that vomit does not
enter the lungs. Chemical burns must be treated promptly by a
physician. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
If unconscious, place in recovery position and get medical attention
immediately. Maintain an open airway. Loosen tight clothing such
as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.
Skin contact (molten): Get mecical attention immediately. Flush contaminated skin with
plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.
Continue to rinse for at least 10 minutes. Chemical burns must be
treated promptly by a physician. Wash clothing before reuse.
Clean shoes thoroughly before reuse.
CONTACT WITH THE HOT MELT: Cooling immediately with plenty
of water. Do not remove product crusts which may have formed
neither forcibly nor by applying any solvents to the skin involved. In
order to obtain medical care for possible burns and for a smooth
cleansing of the skin, seek medical advice immediately.
Skin contact (solid):
Wash the skin immediately with plenty of soap and water; cleaning immediately with polyethyleneglycol 400 and washing subsequently with plenty of soap and water would be more effective. Flush contaminated skin with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Continue to rinse
for least 10 minutes. Chemical burns must be treated promptly by a physician. Wash clothing before reuse. Clean shoes thoroughly before reuse.
Eye contact: Get medical attention immediately. Immediately flush eyes with
plenty of water, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids.
Check for and remove any contact lenses. Continue to rinse for at
least 10 minutes. Chemical burns must be treated promptly by a
physician.
Notes to physician: Basic aid, decontamination, symptomatic treatment.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media
Suitable: In case of fire, use water spray (fog), foam, dry chemical or CO2.
Not suitable: None known.
Special exposure hazards No specific fire or explosion hazard.
Promptly isolate the scene by removing all persons from the vicinity
of the incident if there is a fire. No action shall be taken involving
any personal risk or without suitable training.
Hazardous combustion products:
Decomposition products may include the following materials:
carbon oxides
Special protective equipment for fire-fighters: Fire-fighters should wear appropriate protective equipment and selfcontained
breathing apparatus (SCBA) with a full face-piece operated in positive pressure mode.:

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions:
Personal precautions
Move containers from spill area. Prevent entry into sewers, water
courses, basements or confined areas. Vacuum or sweep up
material and place in a designated, labelled waste container.
Dispose of via a licensed waste disposal contractor. Note: see
section 1 for emergency contact information and section 13 for
waste disposal.
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: No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without
suitable training. Evacuate surrounding areas. Keep unnecessary
and unprotected personnel from entering. Do not touch or walk
through spilt material. Provide adequate ventilation. Put on
appropriate personal protective equipment (see section 8).
Avoid dispersal of spilt material and runoff and contact with soil,
waterways, drains and sewers. Inform the relevant authorities if the
product has caused environmental pollution (sewers, waterways, soil
or air).
Environmental precautions:
Avoid dispersal of spilt material and runoff and contact with soil,
waterways, drains and sewers. Inform the relevant authorities if the
product has caused environmental pollution (sewers, waterways, soil
or air.
Large Spill: Move containers from spill area. Prevent entry into sewers, water
courses, basements or confined areas. Vacuum or sweep up
material and place in a designated, labelled waste container.
Dispose of via a licensed waste disposal contractor. Note: see
section 1 for emergency contact information and section 13 for
waste disposal.
Small spill:
Move containers from spill area. Vacuum or sweep up material and
place in a designated, labelled waste container. Dispose of via a
licensed waste disposal contractor.

Handling and storage

Handling:
Put on appropriate personal protective equipment (see section 8).
Eating, drinking and smoking should be prohibited in areas where
this material is handled, stored and processed. Workers should
wash hands and face before eating, drinking and smoking. Do not
get in eyes or on skin or clothing. Do not ingest. If during normal use
the material presents a respiratory hazard, use only with adequate
ventilation or wear appropriate respirator. Keep in the original
container or an approved alternative made from a compatible
material, kept tightly closed when not in use. Empty containers
retain product residue and can be hazardous.
Storage (molten):
Store in accordance with local regulations. Store in a dry place.
Keep container tightly closed and sealed until ready for use.
Containers that have been opened must be carefully resealed and
kept upright to prevent leakage. Do not store in unlabelled
containers. Use appropriate containment to avoid environmental
contamination.
Storage (solid):
Store in accordance with local regulations. Store in original
container protected from direct sunlight in a dry, cool and wellventilated
area, away from incompatible materials (see section 10)
and food and drink. Keep container tightly closed and sealed until
ready for use. Containers that have been opened must be carefully
resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Do not store in
unlabelled containers. Use appropriate containment to avoid
environmental contamination.
Packaging materials
Recommended: Use original container.
Remarks: Vent waste air only via suitable separators or scrubbers.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
3455
Shippingopen allclose all
Proper shipping name and description:
CRESOLS, SOLID molten
Chemical name:
o-Cresol
Language:
English
Proper shipping name and description:
CRESOLS, SOLID
Chemical name:
o-Cresol
Language:
English
SpecialProvisionsopen allclose all

Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
3455
Shippingopen allclose all
Proper shipping name and description:
CRESOLS, SOLID molten
Chemical name:
o-Cresol
Language:
English
Proper shipping name and description:
CRESOLS, SOLID
Chemical name:
o-Cresol
Language:
English
Remarksopen allclose all

Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
3455
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
CRESOLS, SOLID molten
Chemical name:
o-Kresol rein
Remarksopen allclose all

Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
3455
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
CRESOLS, SOLID
Chemical name:
o-Cresol
Remarksopen allclose all

Additional transport information

Additional information
Special provisions / remarks / other:
molten:
Toxic.
Corrosive.
Combustible.
Flash point (Closed cup): 81°C (DIN 51758)
Hot melt; risk of skin burns.
Keep separated from foodstuffs.
solid:
Toxic.
Corrosive.
Evil smelling.
Keep separated from foodstuffs.

Exposure controls / personal protection

Risk management measures
Occupational exposure controls
Technical measures: If user operations generate dust, fumes, gas, vapour or mist, use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep worker exposure to airborne contaminants below any recommended or statutory limits.
In the case of cleaning and maintenance works, special procedures such as purging and washing shall be applied before the system is opened and entered.
Organisational measures: Only properly trained and authorised personnel shall handle the substance. Product-handling procedures shall be well documented.
Personal protection measures
Respiratory protection: Use a properly fitted, air-purifying or air-fed respirator complying with an approved standard if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary. Respirator selection must be based on known or anticipated exposure levels, the hazards of the product and the safe working limits of the selected respirator.
Recommended: Full mask with type ABEK filter
Hand protection: Chemical-resistant, impervious gloves complying with an approved standard should be worn at all times when handling chemical
products if product contact cannot be excluded. After contamination with product change the gloves immediately and dispose of them according to relevant national and local regulations Recommended: <1 hours (breakthrough time): Fluorinated rubber - FKM, Polychloroprene - CR, Polyvinyl chloride - PVC
Eye protection: Safety eyewear complying with an approved standard should be used to avoid exposure to liquid splashes, mists, gases or dusts.
Recommended: Tightly fitting safety goggles.
Skin protection: Personal protective equipment for the body should be selected based on the task being performed and the risks involved and
should be approved by a specialist before handling this product. Recommended: chemical-resistant protective suit.
Hygiene measures: Wash hands, forearms and face thoroughly after handling chemical products, before eating, smoking and using the lavatory and at the end of the working period. Appropriate techniques should be used to remove potentially contaminated clothing. Wash contaminated
clothing before reusing. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.

Stability and reactivity

Stability: The product is stable.
Possibility of hazardous reactions: Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous reactions
will not occur.
Hazardous decomposition products: Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous
decomposition products should not be produced.

Disposal considerations

Methods of disposal:
Examine possibilities for re-utilisation. Product residues and
uncleaned empty containers should be packaged, sealed, labelled,
and disposed of or recycled according to relevant national and local
regulations. Where large quantities are concerned, consult the
supplier. When uncleaned empty containers are passed on, the
recipient must be warned of any possible hazard that may be
caused by residues. For disposal within the EC, the appropriate
code according to the European Waste List (EWL) should be used.
It is among the tasks of the polluter to assign the waste to waste
codes specific to industrial sectors and processes according to the
European Waste List (EWL).
Hazardous waste:
The classification of the product may meet the criteria for a
hazardous waste.
Remarks: Any waste contaminated with this product must be incinerated.

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