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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

1. Description of first aid measures

General advice:

Inhalation of vapors or mists of the product may be irritating to the respiratory system.

Move out of dangerous area.

Consult a physician.

Show the safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.

Do not leave the victim unattended.

If inhaled:

Move to fresh air.

If unconscious, place in recovery position and seek medical advice.

If symptoms persist, call a physician.

In case of skin contact:

Immediate medical treatment is necessary as untreated wounds from corrosion of the skin heal slowly and with difficulty.

Idf on skin, rinse well with water.

If on clothes, remove clothes.

In case of eye contact:

Small amounts splashed into eyes can cause irreversible tissue damage and blindness.

In the case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.

Continue rinsing eyes during transport to hospital.

Remove contact-lenses.

Protect unharmed eye.

Keep eye wide open while rinsing.

Immediate medical attention is required.

If swallowed:

Keep respiratory tract clear.

Do not induce vomiting.

Do not give milk or alcoholic beverages.

Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Take victim immediately to hospital.

2. Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed


Harmful if swallowed.

Causes serious eye damage.

Suspected of damaging fertility.

Suspected of damaging the unborn child.

Causes severe burns.

3. Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed


The first aid procedure should be established in consultation with the doctor responsible for industrial medicine.

Fire-fighting measures

1. Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media: Water fog, dry chemical, foam, carbon dioxide

Unsuitable extinguishing media: High volume water jet

2. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Specific hazards during fire-fighting: Do not allow run-off from fire fighting to enter drains or water courses.

Hazardous combustion products: Carbon oxides

3. Advice for firefighters

Special protective equipment for firefighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.

Further information:

Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately. This must not be discharged into drains.

Fire residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations.

Accidental release measures

1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Personal precautions: Use personal protective equipment.

2. Environmental precautions

Environmental precautions: Prevent product from entering drains. Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform respective authorities.

3. Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Methods for cleaning up: Soak up with inert absorbent material (e.g. sand, silica gel, acid binder, universal binder, sawdust). Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

4. Reference to other sections

For personal protection see section "Exposure controls/personal protection"

Handling and storage

1. Advice on general occupational hygiene

General industrial hygiene practice:

Material can accumulate static charges from material handling management. Bond and ground as appropriate while recognizing that bonding and grounding alone may be insufficient to eliminate the potential hazard from static-accumulating flammable liquids. For additional recommendations, consult an applicable guideline such as National Fire Protection Association [NFPA] 77, "Recommended Practices on Static Electricity" and API RP "Recommended Practice 2003, Protection Against Ignitions Arising out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents" (2008).

Do not breathe vapours/dust.

Avoid contact with skin and eyes.

For personal protection see section  "Exposure controls/personal protection".

Smoking, eating and drinking should be prohibited in the application area.

To avoid spills during handling keep bottle on a metal tray.Dispose of rinse water in accordance with local and national regulations.

Advice on protection against fire and explosion:

Normal measures for preventive fire protection.

Hygiene measures:

When using do not eat or drink. When using do not smoke. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

2. Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Requirements for storage areas and containers:

Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Observe label precautions. Electrical installations/working materials must comply with the technological safety standards.

Further information on storage stability: No decomposition if stored and applied as directed.

3. Specific end use(s)

Specific use(s): Chemical intermediate

Risk Management Measures: The information required is contained in the material safety data sheet.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 3145
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
UN 3145
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
ALKYLPHENOLS, LIQUID, N.O.S. (para-nonylphenol)
Chemical name:
Marine pollutant
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
UN 3145
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Alkylphenols, liquid, n.o.s.
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Exposure controls / personal protection

1. Control parameters

Contains no substances with occupational exposure limit values.

2. Exposure controls

Engineering measures

Good general ventilation (typically 10 air changes per hour) should be used. Ventilation rates should be matched to conditions. If applicable, use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to maintain airborne levels below recommended exposure limits. If exposure limits have not been established, naintain airborne levels to an acceptable level. Ensure adaquate ventilation, especially in confined areas.

Personal protective equipment

Eye protection:

Eye wash bottle with pure water

Tightly fitting safety goggles

Wear face-shield and protective suit for abnormal processing problems.

Hand protection

Material: Impervious gloves

Remarks: The suitability for a specific workplace should be discussed with the producers of the protective gloves.

Skin and body protection:

Impervious clothing

Choose body protection according to the amount and concentration of the dangerous substance at the work place.

Respiratory protection: If engineering controls do not maintain airborne concentrations below recommended exposure limits (where applicable) or to an acceptable level (in countries where exposure limits have not been established), an approval respirator must be worn.

Environmental exposure controls

Water: Do not let product enter drains.

Stability and reactivity

1. Reactivity

No decomposition if stored and applied as directed.

2. Chemical stability

No decomposition if stored and applied as directed.

3. Possibility of hazardous reactions

Hazardous reactions:  No decomposition if stored and applied as directed.

4. Conditions to avoid

Conditions to avoid: Exposure to air or moisture over prolonged periods.

5. Incompatible materials

Materials to avoid: Strong oxidizing agents, Strong acids and strong bases.

6. Hazardous decomposition products

This product may release the following:

Carbon dioxide (CO2)

Carbon monoxide


Disposal considerations

1. Waste treatment methods


The product should not be allowed to enter drains, water courses or the soil.

Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with chemical or used container. Send to a licensed waste management company.

Contaminated packaging:

Empty remaining contents.

Dispose of as unused product.

Do not re-use empty containers.