Registration Dossier

Administrative data

First-aid measures

Inhalation: The intermediate may cause cancer by inhalation. In cases of exposure, remove affected person from the immediate area to fresh air. If breathing is labored, give artificial respiration. Get immediate medical attention.

Skin contact: May cause sensitization by skin contact. Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Remove soiled or soaked clothing immediately. Wash contaminated clothing before re-use.

Eye contact: In cases of exposure to eyes, flush eyes with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. If eye irritation persists, consult a specialist.

Ingestion: The product is harmful if swallowed. In cases of ingestion, seek medical attention immediately.

Fire-fighting measures

The substance is not considered to be a fire-hazard.

Suitable extinguishing media: This substance itself does not burn. Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and surrounding environment.

Special protective equipment for firefighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit. Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately.

Specific methods: Do not discharge into the drains/surface waters/groundwater.

Accidental release measures

The intermediate is considered to be dangerous for the environment and toxic to aquatic orgamisms. It may also cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

Personal precautions: Protect against identified hazards through use of personal equipment, proper work and hygiene practices. Ensure adequate ventilation.

Environmental precautions: Do not discharge into the drains/surface waters/groundwater.

Methods for cleaning up: Pick up mechanically. This intermediate and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste.

Handling and storage

General:

Residue, nickel sulphide leaching may cause cancer by inhalation. It is harmful if swallowed and it may cause sensitization by skin contact. It may also cause harm to the unborn child. It is considered as dangerous for the environment and toxic to aquatic organisms. It may also cause long term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

Residue, nickel sulphide leaching is manufactured, handled, analysed, stored, used and disposed under appropriate and strictly controlled conditions. The whole lifecycle starting from the handling of raw materials and ending up to the use and disposal of the intermediate has been taken into account. The information of the hazards is available and any possible risks rising from handling of the intermediate are identified and
managed. Operations to minimise risks, emissions and exposure are determined and implemented.

All handling and storage related procedures are well documented and strictly supervised by the site operator. The procedures cover both normal operating conditions and non-routine operational circumstances (such as maintenance and accidents/emergency situations). The procedure, documents and actions comply with the existing health, safety and environmental legislation.

Every production department have their own particular instructions in addition to the general guidelines. Work, hygiene and safety instructions are followed by all employees of the company. Also the employees of the partner companies are complied with the same procedures. Only properly trained personnel handles the intermediate.

The company has the ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001 certificates. All operations are led, controlled and followed by means of the quality, environment and occupational health and safety standards and systems. In addition to the external audits the operations are observed by internal and customer audits every year.

Safe handling advice:

Directive 98/24/EC on the protection of the health and safety of workers from the risks related to chemical agents at work shall be taken note of.

Contact with skin, eyes and contaminated clothing shall be avoided. Avoid breathing dust and repeated exposure. Wear suitable protective equipment; protective clothing, gloves and goggles/face-shield. Wear respiratory protection approved for this particular job if working with dust. Provide good ventilation of working area (local exhaust ventilation if necessary). Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location. Remove soiled or soaked clothing immediately. Clean skin thoroughly after work. Keep working clothes separately. When handling the intermediate do not eat, drink or smoke. The intermediate and its containers must be disposed of as hazardous waste according to the local and national regulations.

Safe storage conditions:

Store in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place. Always keep in containers of same material as the original one. The intermediate and its containers must be disposed of as hazardous waste according to the local and national regulations.




Transport information

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Exposure controls / personal protection

General:

Residue, nickel sulphide leaching may cause cancer by inhalation. It is harmful if swallowed and it may cause sensitization by skin contact. It may also cause harm to the unborn child. It is considered as dangerous for the environment and toxic to aquatic organisms. It may also cause long term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

Residue, nickel sulphide leaching is manufactured, handled, analysed, stored, used and disposed under appropriate and strictly controlled conditions. The whole lifecycle has been taken into account. The information of the hazards is available and any possible risks rising from the handling of the intermediate are identified and managed. Operations to minimise risks, emissions and exposure are determined and implemented.

Substance handling and storage related procedures are well documented and strictly supervised by the site operator. The procedures cover both normal operating conditions and non-routine operational circumstances (such as maintenance and accidents/emergency situations). The procedures, documents and actions comply with the existing health, safety and environmental legislation. Possible risks are taken into account and activities in abnormal conditions are well-known, elaborated managed and documented.

The company has the ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS 8001 certificates. All operations are led, controlled and followed by means of the quality, environment and occupational health and safety standards. External audits are carried out once per year by the certified company. In addition to the external audits the operations are observed by internal and customer audits every year.

Human exposure:

Exposure to residue, nickel sulphide leaching is possible in the forms of solid cake and dust.

Work, hygiene and safety instructions are followed by all employees of the company. Also the employees of the partner companies are complied with the same procedures.

Protective equipments are worn in compliance with the company´s protective equipment matrix. At the raw material storage and at the leaching department where reaction mass of hematite and iron hydroxide oxide is manufactured protective clothing, gloves, hearing protectors, helmet, goggles and protection shoes are compulsory, breathing apparatus must be used when needed according to company´s equipment matrix.

All company´s work-hygiene-related activities are coordinated by a work hygiene group. Production departments and personnel groups are represented in the work hygiene group. Its tasks include the monitoring of the work-related exposure factors related to company´s workplace environment and the overseeing of related development actions. The group approves the annual plan of action and sets the operational objectives.

The company observes to maintain a list of those employees who are occupationally exposed to substances involving the risk of cancer (ASA list) and to submit annually a list of the said substances and of the persons exposed to them to a local authority subordinated to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The company maintains a constant dialogue contact with the local authorities and keeps the authorities informed of monitoring measurements and development operations connected to work hygiene in conjunction with annual meetings.

Personnel hygiene and the general tidiness level have significant roles when controlling the exposures to chemicals and products. Everyone must personally contribute to general tidiness and seek out means of improving it. Tidiness is observed monthly with so called tidiness check tours.

Normal cleaning and maintenance tasks are done according to work instructions followed by employees. Every production department have their own particular instructions. Some of the cleaning and maintenance tasks are outsourced. People responsible for cleaning and maintenance participate regularly in the training concerning their work.

Environment exposure:

Environment emissions are managed according to the Environmental permission licensed by the authorities. Emissions are under strict control.

The most important ways of minimising the releases to environment are to comply with the work instructions under normal production conditions. In cases of accidents and when waste is generated procedural and control technologies are used to minimise emissions and exposure.

Advice:

Occupational exposure controls: Take note of Directive 98/24/EC on the protection of the health and safety of workers from the risks related to the chemical agents at work.

Contact with skin, eyes and contaminated clothing shall be avoided. Avoid breathing dust and repeated exposure. Wear suitable protective equipment; protective clothing, gloves and goggles/face-shield. Wear respiratory protection approved for this particular job if needed. Provide good ventilation of working area (local exhaust ventilation if necessary). Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location. Remove soiled or soaked clothing immediately. Clean skin thoroughly after work. Keep working clothes separately. When handling the intermediate do not eat, drink or smoke.

Environmental exposure controls: The employer shall fulfill the requirements of IPPC Directive. This intermediate and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste according to local and national regulations.

Stability and reactivity

Stable under normal conditions of use and storage.

Disposal considerations

The intermediate is classified as hazardous waste for disposal and it must be handled according to the local and national regulations under strict control. Residue, nickel sulphide leaching which is not re-circulated to the nickel or copper smelting processes is transferred to the waste pond area and is handled there in compliance with Environmental permission and related legislation. The waste pond area locates on site.

The complied waste related regulations and permissions are for example:

- Directive 2006/12/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2006 on waste
- Directive 1013/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2006 on shipments of waste
- Council Directive 91/689/EEC of 12 December 1991 on hazardous waste
- Decision 2000/532/EC establishing a list of wastes
- The Waste act (1072/93) and the Waste Decree (1319/93)
- Environmental permission 10.12.2004 (No: 69/2004/1, LSY-2002-Y-2)