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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures:
Pay attention to self-protection.
Remove victims from hazardous area.
Immediately remove soiled or soaked clothing and remove it to a safe distance.
Keep victim warm, in a stabilized position and covered.
Do not leave victims unattended.
If the casualty is unconscious: Place the victim in the recovery position.

Inhalation:
Potential for exposure by inhalation if dusts or smoke are generated.
Move victims into fresh air.
With labored breathing: Provide with oxygen. Consult a doctor.
If the casualty is not breathing: Perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, notify emergency physician immediately.

Skin contact:
Wash off affected area immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
If symptoms persist, consult a physician for treatment.

Eye contact:
With eye held open, thoroughly rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least 10 minutes.
Inform emergency physician immediately. (key term: caustic eye burn).

Ingestion:
Rinse mouth.
Immediately give large quantities of water to drink.
Inform emergency physician immediately.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed:
Symptoms:
Causes burns.
Hazards:
Strongly irritating to corrosive.

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed:
The initial focus is only on the local action, characterized by quickly progressing deep tissue damage.
Coughing is a symptom of respiratory tract after inhalation of dusts or smoke from caustic solids.
In the eye, caustic dusts or smoke cause, depending on the intensity of exposure, severe irritation, destruction, and ablation of the epithelium of the conjunctiva and cornea, corneal clouding, edema and ulcerations.
Danger! Possible loss of eyesight!
Superficial irritations and damage up to ulcerations and scarring develop on the skin.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media:
Suitable extinguishing media:
All extinguishing substances suitable.

Unsuitable extinguishing media:
Do not use a solid water stream as it may scatter and spread fire.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture:
Hazard-determining flue gases might develop in case of fire:
- Carbon dioxide (CO2)
- Carbon monoxide

Advice for firefighters:
Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
Fire residues should be disposed of in accordance with the regulations.
Contaminated fire-extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with the regulations issued by the appropriate local authorities.
Keep out unprotected persons.
In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
Wear personal protective equipment.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:
Avoid dust formation.
Use personal protective equipment.
Keep unauthorized persons away.

Environmental precautions:
Observe regulations on prevention of water pollution (check, dam up, cover up).
Do not allow entrance in sewage water, soil, stretches of water, drainage systems, surface water.
If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform respective authorities.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up:
Avoid dust formation.
Pick up mechanically.
Collect in suitable containers.
To absorb spilled substance an approved industrial vacuum cleaner is recommended.
If necessary, the spilled substance should be moistened.
Clean contaminated surface thoroughly.
Pack and label wastes like the pure substance.
Do not detach label from the delivery containers prior to disposal.
Disposal according to local authority regulations.

Reference to other sections:
Wear personal protective equipment; see "Exposure controls/personal protection".

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling:
Avoid residues of the product on the containers.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities:
Store in the original receptacle, keeping this tightly sealed, under cool and dry conditions.

Further information:
In order to ensure due transportation, make certain that stacks are of the correct height, containers are securely fastened so as not to fall off, and labelled according to the regulations.

Transport information

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Marine transport (IMDG)

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Additional transport information

Additional transport information
Not dangerous according to transport regulations.

Exposure controls / personal protection

Control parameters:
DNEL/DMEL values:
Remarks: No substance-related safety assessment is necessary / has been conducted for this product.

PNEC values:
Remarks: No substance-related safety assessment is necessary / has been conducted for this product.

Exposure controls:
Personal protective equipment:
Respiratory protection:
When handling for a short time:
If dust occurs: Dust mask with P2 particle filter.
In the event of prolonged exposure during handling:
In the case of respirable dust, use self-contained breathing apparatus.
Note time limit for wearing respiratory protective equipment.

Hand protection:
Applies to handling for brief periods or of small amounts:
Glove material: Nitrile, for example, Dermatril 740, Kächele-Cama Latex GmbH (KCL), Germany
Material thickness: 0.11 mm
Method: DIN EN 374.
Applies to handling for longer periods or of large amounts:
Glove material: Nitrile/Chloroprene, for example, Nitopren 717, Kächele-Cama Latex GmbH (KCL), Germany
Material thickness: 0.65 mm
Method: DIN EN 374.
Selection of protective gloves to meet the requirements of specific workplaces.
Suitability for specific workplaces should be clarified with protective glove manufacturers.
The information is based on our own tests, references from the literature and information from glove manufacturers, or derived by analogy with similar materials.
Remember that the useful time per day of a chemical protection glove may be much shorter than the permeation time determined according to EN 374 due to the many different influential factors involved (e.g. temperature).

Eye protection:
Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166
or
When handling larger quantities: basket-shaped glasses.

Skin and body protection:
Select materials and equipment for physical protection depending on the concentration and volume of hazardous substances and the workplace involved.

Hygiene measures:
No eating, drinking, smoking, or snuffing tobacco at work.
Wash face and/or hands before break and end of work.
Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-use.

Protective measures:
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing.
If there is the possibility of skin/eye contact, the indicated hand/eye/body protection should be used.
The personal protective equipment used must meet the requirements of directive 89/686/EEC and amendments (CE certification).
It should be defined in the work place in the form of a risk analysis according to directive 89/686/EEC and amendments.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity:
No further information available.

Chemical stability:
No further information available.

Possibility of hazardous reactions:
No further information available.

Conditions to avoid:
No further information available.

Incompatible materials:
No further information available.

Hazardous decomposition products:
No further information available.

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods:
Product:
Disposal according to local authority regulations.
Pack and label wastes like the pure substance.
Do not detach label from the delivery containers prior to disposal.

Uncleaned packaging:
Do not reuse empty containers and dispose of in accordance with the regulations issued by the appropriate local authorities.

Waste Key Number:
The waste key number must be determined as per the European Waste Types List (decision on EU Waste Types List 2000/532/EC) in cooperation with the disposal firm / producing firm / official authority.