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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

- Inhalation:
Leave the emission area, and move the victim to a well ventilated area. Take off contaminated clothes. Wash the parts of the body contacted with plenty of soap and water. If breathing with difficulty or breathing problems develop, seek immediate medical advice. In case of serious symptoms, seek for medical advice immediately.
- Ingestion:
Ingestion is unlikely. The toxic effect can occur for large amount of material ingested. Spontaneous vomiting may occur and should not be avoided. In this case put the patient to avoid aspiration of vomit. Seek medical advice immediately.
- Skin:
Remove contaminated clothes. Wash with running water and soap as for normal hygiene measures. Seek medical advice if any symptom occurs.
- Eyes:
Wash with plenty of water keeping eyelids open. In case of irritation, seek for medical advice.

Fire-fighting measures

Nonflammable/combustible material
Suitable extinguishing media: Use an extinguishing agent suitable for surrounding fires. Do not use water on fires when you suspect that molten metals are present
Extinguishing media not to be used: Do not use water on fires when suspected molten metals are present
Special exposure hazards: Nonflammable/combustible material. Molten metals can produce fumes, vapors and dust that can be toxic and/or respiratory irritants
Special protective equipment for fire-fighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus (preferably operated in a positive pressure mode) and protective clothing/goggles to prevent contact with skin and eyes. Do not stay in dangerous zones without self-contained breathing apparatus

Accidental release measures

- Personal precautions:
Use recommended PPE and work clothes to prevent inhalation and contact with skin, mucous membranes and eyes. Leave the emission area. Use breathing apparatus for toxic dust
- Environmental precautions:
Intervene on release. Delimit the area concerned and avoid water and underground water contamination.
- Methods for cleaning up:
Collect the material with available manual and/or mechanical equipment. Operate avoiding any further dispersion of the material. Collect the material and the contaminated soil and dispose according to local and national regulations.

Handling and storage

- Handling: Use PPE, e.g. safety gloves, safety glasses or goggles, and breathing protective equipment for toxic dusts.
- Storage: Storage is recommended in closed warehouses.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
3288
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Toxic Solid Inorganic N.O.S.
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
3288
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

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3288
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Occupational Exposure Limit:
TLV-TWA according ACGIH 2009:
Pb 0,05 mg/m3
ZnO 2 mg/ m3
Cd 0,01 mg/m3
As 0,01 mg/ m3
Pb 0,15 mg/m3
D. Lgs 81/08

Respiratory protection: Ventilation of storage and handling warehouse by dust suction systems. Breathing mask equipped with filter for toxic dusts
Hand protection: Safety gloves
Eyes protection: Glasses, goggles or face shields
Skin protection: Work clothes.
Personal hygiene: Normal personal hygiene measures.

Stability and reactivity

The material is stable under normal conditions
Conditions to avoid: Avoid fugitive emissions
Materials to avoid: -
Decomposition Hazard Products: The material could decompose at high temperatures generating toxic fumes

Disposal considerations

The material can be completely recovered and recycled.
In case of disposal act according to Local and National regulations.