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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

- General advice: Consult a physician. Show the safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
- If inhaled: If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
- In case of skin contact: Remove all contaminated clothing immediately. Wash skin with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
- In case of eye contact: Flush eyes with water as a precaution.
- If swallowed: Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.
- Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed: Symptoms of exposure may include burning sensation, coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea, and vomiting.

Fire-fighting measures

- Suitable extinguishing media: Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
- Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture: Carbon oxides, Oxides of phosphorus.
- Advice for firefighters: Wear self contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting if necessary. Avoid skin contact by maintaining a safe distance or wearing suitable protective clothing.

Accidental release measures

- Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures: Use personal protective equipment. Avoid breathing vapors, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
- Environmental precautions: Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not discharge into the subsoil/soil. Do not discharge into drains/surface waters/groundwater.
- Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up: Soak up with inert absorbent material and dispose of as hazardous waste. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

Handling and storage

- Precautions for safe handling: Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid inhalation of vapour or mist. Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
- Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities: Store in cool place. 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.

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Exposure controls / personal protection

- Appropriate engineering controls: Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

- Personal protective equipment
Eye/face protection: Face shield and safety glasses.
Skin protection: Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands. The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it.
Full contact:
Material: butyl rubber
Minimum layer thickness: 0,7 mm
Break through time: > 480 min
Splash protection:
Material: Nature latex
Minimum layer thickness: 0,6 mm
Break through time: > 30 min
If used in solution, or mixed with other substances, and under conditions which differ from EN 374, contact the supplier of the CE approved gloves. This recommendation is advisory only and must be evaluated by an Industrial Hygienist familiar with the specific situation of anticipated use by our customers. It should not be construed as offering an approval for any specific use scenario.
Body Protection:
Complete suit protecting against chemicals. The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
Respiratory protection: Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a Filter A-(P3).

- General safety and hygiene measures: Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.

Stability and reactivity

- Reactivity: On intense heating, explosive mixtures with air are possible.
- Possibility of dangerous reactions: Exothermic reaction with Oxidizing agents, acids. Development of hazardous gases or vapors with Hydrides, strong reducing agents
- Conditions to avoid: Strong heating

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods: Incinerate in suitable incineration plant, observing local authority regulations.