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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General
In some cases medical attention necessary (see below).
Inhalation
Remove from source of exposure to dusts.
Obtain medical attention if ill effects occur.
Ingestion
Do not induce vomiting.
Rinse mouth and then give water or milk to drink.
Obtain medical attention if more than a small quantity has been swallowed.
Skin contact
Wash the affected area with soap and water.
Eye contact
Flush/irrigate eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 10 minutes.
Obtain medical attention if eye irritation persists
Note to physician
Inhalation of fire and thermal decomposition gases, containing phosphorous and sulphur oxides, can cause irritation and corrosive effects on the respiratory system.
Some lung effects may be delayed.


Fire-fighting measures

Not flammable.
Extinguishing media :
All extinguishing media can be used.

Specific hazards :
When heated to decomposition, emits toxic fumes of Phosphorus and Sulphur oxides.

Protection against fire :
Suitable respiratory equipment, total impervious protective suits, gloves, and boots must be worn.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions
Avoid walking through spilled product and exposure to dust.

Environmental precautions
Take care to avoid the contamination of watercourses and drains and inform the appropriate authority in case of accidental contamination of watercourses.

Methods for cleaning up
Any spillage of fertilizer should be cleaned up promptly, swept up and placed in a clean labelled open container for safe disposal. Depending on the degree and nature of contamination, dispose of by use as a fertilizer on farm or to an authorised waste facility.

Remarks
Material free from contamination can be used for its original purpose.

Handling and storage

Handling
Avoid excessive generation of dust.
Avoid contamination by combustible (e.g. diesel oil, grease, etc.) and/or other incompatible materials.
Avoid unnecessary exposure to the atmosphere to prevent moisture pick-up.
When handling the product over long periods use appropriate personal protective equipment, e.g. gloves.
Carefully clean all equipment prior to maintenance and repair.

Storage
Store in compliance with national and local regulations
Locate away from the sources of heat or fire.
Keep away from combustible materials and substances mentioned under Section10.
On farm, ensure that the fertilizer is not stored near hay, straw, grain, diesel oil, etc.
When stored loose, take particular care to avoid mixing with other fertilizers.
Ensure high standard of housekeeping in the storage area.
Do not permit smoking and the use of naked lights in the storage areas.
Restrict stack size (according to local regulations) and keep at least 1m distance around the stacks of bagged products.
Any building used for the storage should be dry and well ventilated.

Specific use(s)
Company input

Packaging materials
Plastic synthetic materials, steel and aluminum are suitable. Avoid use of copper.

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure limits values
No specific official EU limit. General non-hazardous dust exposure limit: 10 mg/m3.
ACGIH recommended value for nuisance dust for inhalable particulates: TLV/TWA : 10mg/m3.
Company input or where National Limits are specified.

Engineering measures
Avoid high dust concentration and provide ventilation where necessary.

Hygienic measures
When handling the product do not eat, drink or smoke. Wash hands after handling and before eating, smoking and using the lavatory and at the end of the working period.

Personal protection

Respiratory system
If ventilation is inadequate, use suitable dust mask or respirator if dust concentration with an appropriate filter (EN 143, 149, filters P2, P3).

Skin and body
Working clothes.

Hands
Wear suitable gloves (e.g. plastic, rubber or leather) when handling the product over long periods.

Eyes
Safety glasses with side shields (EN 166).

Environmental exposure controls
See section accidental release measures

Advice on personal protection is applicable for high exposure levels.
Select proper personal protection based on a risk.

Stability and reactivity

Stability
The product is stable under normal conditions of storage, handling and use.

Conditions to avoid
Unnecessary exposure to the atmosphere.
Strong heat (decomposes).
Contamination by incompatible materials.
Closeness to sources of heat or fire.
Heating under confinement.
Welding or hot work on equipment or plant which may have contained fertilizer without first washing thoroughly to remove all fertilizer.

Materials to avoid
Alkalies, strong acids, copper and its alloys.

Hazardous decomposition products
For fire situation: see Section fire fighting measures
Ammonia is released upon reaction with strong bases or when heated.

See also Section Hazards Identification and Physical and chemical properties

Disposal considerations

Methods of disposal
Depending on degree and nature of contamination dispose of by use as fertilizer on farm, as raw material for liquid fertilizer, or to an authorised waste facility.
Do not empty into drains; dispose of this material and its container in a safe way and in accordance with all applicable local and national regulations.
Chapters 06 03 and 06 10 of the list of wastes (Commission decision 2000/532/EC )

Package waste disposal
Empty the bag by shaking to remove as much as possible of its contents. If approved by local authorities, empty bags may be disposed of as non-hazardous material or returned for recycling.

Note: see section Handling and storage for safe handling and storage