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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Inhalation : Avoid breathing dust. If inhaled, remove to fresh air.
Ingestion : If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately. Do not
induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by
mouth to an unconscious person.
Skin contact : Avoid prolonged or repeated contact with skin. After handling, always wash hands
thoroughly with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation develops.
Eyes contact : In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical
attention immediately.
Protection of first-aiders : No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable training.
If it is suspected that fumes are still present, the rescuer should wear an appropriate mask
or self-contained breathing apparatus. It may be dangerous to the person providing
aid to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Wash contaminated clothing thoroughly
with water before removing it, or wear gloves.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media : Use flooding quantities of water for extinction.
Unsuitable extinguishing media : : Do NOT use chemical extinguisher or foam or attempt to smother the fire with steam or sand.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Hazards from the substance or mixture : No specific fire or explosion hazard.
Hazardous thermal decomposition products : These products are nitrogen oxides, metal oxide/oxides
Remark : Non-flammable substance.

Advice for firefighters
Special protective actions for fire-fighters : 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.
Special protective equipment for fire-fighters : Fire-fighters should wear appropriate protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) with a full face-piece operated in positive pressure mode.
Clothing for fire-fighters (including helmets, protective boots and gloves) conforming to European standard EN 469 will provide a basic level of protection for
chemical incidents.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures.
For non-emergency personnel : 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. Wear appropriate respirator when ventilation is inadequate. Put on appropriate personal protective equipment.
For emergency responders : If specialised clothing is required to deal with the spillage, take note of any information in Section 8 on suitable and unsuitable materials. See also the information in "For non-emergency personnel".
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).
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up.
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.
Large spill : Move containers from spill area. Approach the release from upwind. 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.

Handling and storage

The information in this section contains generic advice and guidance. The list of Identified Uses ishould be
consulted for any available use-specific information provided in the Exposure Scenario(s).
Precautions for safe handling Protective measures : Put on appropriate personal protective equipment (see also Exposure contral/Personal protection, hereunder). 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. Do not reuse container.
Advice on general occupational hygiene : 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. Remove contaminated clothing and protective equipment before entering eating areas. Further information are given under Exposure contral/Personal protection section.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities : Store in accordance with local regulations. Store in original container protected from direct sunlight in a dry, cool and well-ventilated area, away from incompatible materials (see also Stability and Reactivity , hereunder) and food and drink. Store locked up. 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. Bund storage facilities to prevent soil and water pollution in the event of spillage. Separate from reducing agents and combustible materials. Keep away from acids or bases. On farm keep away from hay, grain, diesel, etc.

Exposure controls/personal protection : The information given are generic advice and guidance. List of Identified Uses should be consulted for any available use-specific information provided in the Exposure Scenario(s).
Control parameters : No exposure limit value known.
Occupational exposure limits
Recommended monitoring procedures : If this product contains ingredients with exposure limits, personal, workplace atmosphere or biological monitoring may be required to determine the effectiveness of the ventilation or other control measures and/or the necessity to use respiratory protective equipment. Reference should be made to European Standard EN 689 for methods for the assessment of exposure by inhalation to chemical agents and national guidance documents for methods for the determination of hazardous substances.

Derived effect levels
Product/ingredient name Type Exposure Value Population Effects
Nitric acid, ammonium calcium salt DNEL Long term Dermal 13,9 mg/kg bw/day Workers Systemic
DNEL Long term inhalation 24,5 mg/kg bw/day Workers Systemic
DNEL Long term Oral 8,33 mg/kg bw/day Consumers Systemic
DNEL Long term inhalation 6,3 mg/kg bw/day Consumers Systemic
Predicted effect concentrations
Product/ingredient name Type Exposure Value Method detail
Nitric acid, ammonium calcium salt PNEC Fresh water 0,45 mg/l Assessment Factors
PNEC Marine 0,045 mg/l Assessment Factors

Exposure controls
Appropriate engineering controls : 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.
Individual protection measures
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.
Eye/face protection : Safety eyewear complying with an approved standard should be used when a risk assessment indicates this is necessary to avoid exposure to liquid splashes, mists, gases or dusts. Recommended: Tightly-fitting goggles CEN: EN166.
Skin protection
Hand protection : Chemical-resistant, impervious gloves complying with an approved standard should be worn at all times when handling chemical products if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary. >8 hours (breakthrough time): Protective gloves should be worn under normal conditions of use.
Body protection : Additional body garments should be used (e.g. sleevelets, apron, disposable suit etc.), based on the task being performed.
Other skin protection : Under normal conditions of handling and use, no additional skin protection measures should be necessary.
Respiratory protection : Recommended: Filter P2 (EN 143) In case of inadequate ventilation wear respiratory protection.
Environmental exposure controls : Emissions from ventilation or work process equipment should be checked to ensure they comply with the requirements of environmental protection legislation. In some cases, fume scrubbers, filters or engineering modifications to the process equipment will be necessary to reduce emissions to acceptable levels.

Stability and reactivity
Reactivity : No specific test data related to reactivity available for this product or its ingredients.
Chemical stability : The product is stable. Stable under recommended storage and handling conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions : Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous reactions will not occur.
Conditions to avoid : Avoid contamination by any source including metals, dust and organic materials. Keep away from heat, sparks and flame. Store away from direct sunlight.
Incompatible materials : Reactive or incompatible with the following materials: combustible materials, acids and alkalis.
Hazardous : Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous decomposition products decomposition products should not be produced.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
Not regulated.
Not classified as hazardous material according to UN Orange Book and international transport codes e.g. ADR (road), RID (rail).
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
Not regulated.
Not classified as hazardous material according to UN Orange Book and international transport code ADN
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
Not regulated.
Not classified as hazardous material according to UN Orange Book and international transport code IMDG.
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
Not regulated.
Not classified as hazardous material according to UN Orange Book and international transport code IATA .
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Occupational exposure limits (ACGIH 2003) : Total inhalable dust - 10 mg/m3; Respirable dust - 3 mg/m3
Exposure controls 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.
Hand protection Chemical-resistant, impervious gloves complying with an approved standard should be worn at all times when handling chemical products if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary.
Eye protection: Use dust goggles if high dust concentration is generated.
Skin protection : Personal protective equipment for the body should be selected based on the task being performed and the risks involved. 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.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.

Stability and reactivity

Stable under recommended storage and handling conditions given is Handling and Storage section.
Materials to avoid : Reactive or incompatible with the following materials: combustible materials, acids and alkalis.
Hazardous decomposition : These products are nitrogen oxides metal oxide/oxides.

Disposal considerations

Methods of disposal: Empty containers or liners may retain some product residues. Do not empty into drains;
dispose of this material and its container in a safe way. Dispose of in accordance with all
applicable local and national regulations
Hazardous waste : Within the present knowledge of the registtant, this product is not regarded as hazardous waste, as defined by EU Directive 91/689/EEC.