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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

If inhaled

- Move to fresh air.

- If symptoms persist, call a physician.

In case of eye contact

- In case of eye contact, remove contact lens and rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.

- If eye irritation persists, consult a specialist.

In case of skin contact

- Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-use.

- Wash off with soap and water.

- If symptoms persist, call a physician.

If swallowed

- Rinse mouth with water.

- Do NOT induce vomiting.

- If symptoms persist, call a physician or Poison Control Centre immediately.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media

- Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment.

Unsuitable extinguishing media

- None.

Specific hazards arising from the chemical

- Not combustible.

Special protective actions for fire-fighters

- No special precautions required.

Accidental release measures

Advice for non-emergency personnel

- Avoid dust formation.

Advice for emergency responders

- Sweep up to prevent slipping hazard.

Environmental precautions

- Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system.

- Prevent any mixture with an acid into the sewer/drain (gas formations).

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

- Sweep up and shovel into suitable containers for disposal.

- Keep in properly labelled containers.

- Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling

- Ensure adequate ventilation.

- Keep away from Incompatible products.

Storage

- Store in original container.

- Keep in a dry place.

- Keep in properly labelled containers.

- Keep container closed.

- Keep away from Incompatible products.

Suitable packaging material

- Polyethylene

- Woven plastic material + PE.

Unsuitable packaging material

- Material moisture permeable

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

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Not regulated.
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Sodium carbonate
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Appropriate engineering controls

- Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.

- Apply technical measures to comply with the occupational exposure limits.

Respiratory protection

- Effective dust mask.

- Recommended Filter type: P2

Hand protection

- Wear suitable gloves.

- Suitable material: Neoprene, Natural Rubber

Eye protection

- Safety goggles

Skin and body protection

- Dust impervious protective suit

- Rubber or plastic boots

- Rubber or plastic apron

Hygiene measures

- Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.

- When using do not eat, drink or smoke.

- Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

- Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

Environmental exposure controls

- Dispose of rinse water in accordance with local and national regulations.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity

- Decomposes by reaction with strong acids.

Chemical stability

- Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of hazardous reactions

- none

Conditions to avoid

- Exposure to moisture.

Materials to avoid

- Finely divided aluminium

Hazardous decomposition products

- none

Disposal considerations

Waste disposal methods

- Contact waste disposal services.

- If recycling is not practicable, dispose of in compliance with local regulations.

- Dilute with plenty of water.

- Neutralise with acid.

- In accordance with local and national regulations.

Contaminated packaging

- Where possible recycling is preferred to disposal or incineration.

- Clean container with water.

- Dispose of rinse water in accordance with local and national regulations.

- Must be incinerated in a suitable incineration plant holding a permit delivered by the competent authorities.