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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General information

In case of persisting adverse effects, consult a physician. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes immediately, and launder thoroughly before reusing.

After inhalation

Ensure supply of fresh air. Take medical treatment.

After skin contact

When in contact with the skin, clean with soap and water.

After eye contact

Separate eyelids, wash the eyes thoroughly with water (15 min.). Eye treatment by an oculist.

After ingestion

Rinse out mouth and give plenty of water to drink. Administer activated charcoal.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media

Product itself is non-combustible; adapt fire extinguishing measures to surrounding areas.

Special exposure hazards arising from the substance or preparation itself, combustion products,

resulting gases: None known

Special protective equipment for fire-fighters

Appropriate breathing apparatus may be required.

Other information

Collect contaminated firefighting water separately, must not be discharged into the drains.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions

Refer to protective measures listed in sections 7 (handling and storage)  and 8 (exposure controls/personal protection). Avoid dust formation.

Environmental precautions

Do not discharge into the drains/surface waters/groundwater.

Methods for cleaning up/taking up

Pick up mechanically. Avoid raising dust. Send in suitable containers for recovery or disposal.

Handling and storage

Handling

Advice on safe handling

Provide good ventilation of working area (local exhaust ventilation, if necessary).

Advice on protection against fire and explosion

Keep away from sources of ignition - refrain from smoking. Take precautionary measures against static charges.

Storage

Requirements for storage rooms and vessels

Keep in original packaging, tightly closed.

Advice on storage assembly

Do not store together with foodstuffs. Do not store together with animal feedstocks. Do not store together with: Acids; Bases

Further information on storage conditions

Keep container tightly closed and dry in a cool, well-ventilated place.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
3077
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
3077
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
3077
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Environmentally hazardhous substance , solid, n.o.s.
Chemical name:
zinc oxide
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
3077
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Environmentally hazardhous substance , solid, n.o.s.
Chemical name:
zinc oxide
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure limit values

-DUST

List of approved workplace exposure limits (WELs) / EH40

total respirable dust

TWA 10 mg/m³

List of approved workplace exposure limits (WELs) / EH40

respirable dust

TWA 4 mg/m³

Personal protective equipment

Respiratory protection

If workplace exposure limits are exceeded, a respiration protection approved for this particular job must be worn.

Respiratory filter (part): P2

Hand protection

Protective gloves (EN 374)

Appropriate Material rubber

Appropriate Material leather

Appropriate Material cotton

Eye protection

Safety glasses (EN 166)

Skin protection

Clothing as usual in the chemical industry.

General protective and hygiene measures

Do not eat, drink or smoke during work time. After worktime and during work intervals the affected skin

areas must be thoroughly cleaned. Store work clothing separately. Do not inhale dust.

Stability and reactivity

Conditions to avoid

None known

Materials to avoid

Acids; Bases

Hazardous decomposition products

ZnO-fume can be generated during thermal processing.

Disposal considerations

Product

Allocation of a waste code number, according to the European Waste Catalogue, should be carried out

in agreement with the regional waste disposal company.

Packaging

Contaminated packaging should be emptied as far as possible and after appropriate cleansing may be taken for reuse.

Packaging that cannot be cleaned should be disposed of in agreement with the regional waste disposal company.