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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures

General advice:

Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray

If symptoms persist, call a physician

Eye Contact:

Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water, also under the eyelids

Keep eye wide open while rinsing

If symptoms persist, call a physician

Skin contact:

Wash off immediately with soap and plenty of water removing all contaminated clothes and shoes

If symptoms persist, call a physician

Inhalation:

Move to fresh air

If not breathing, give artificial respiration

If symptoms persist, call a physician

Ingestion:

Do NOT induce vomiting

Rinse mouth

If symptoms persist, call a physician

Protection of first-aiders:

Use personal protective equipment

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media:

Cool containers / tanks with water spray, Dry chemical, Foam, Carbon dioxide (CO 2)

Extinguishing Media Which Must not be Used for Safety Reasons:

Do not use a solid water stream as it may scatter and spread fire.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture:

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

Heating or fire can release toxic gas

During processing, dust may form explosive mixture in air

Precautions for fire-fighters

Special protective equipment for fire-fighters:

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit.

Other information:

Cool containers / tanks with water spray

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

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Personal precautions:

Remove all sources of ignition

Heat, flames and sparks

Avoid creating dust

Avoid contact with the skin and the eyes

Ensure adequate ventilation

Use personal protective equipment

Environmental precautions

Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas

Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

Methods for containment:

Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so

Prevent dust cloud

Methods for cleaning up:

Contain spillage, and then collect with non-combustable absorbent material, (e.g. sand, earth, diatomaceous earth, vermiculite) and place in container for disposal according to local / national regulations

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling

Avoid static electricity build up with connection to earth

Avoid creating dust

Avoid contact with skin and eyes

In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment

Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product

Wear personal protective equipment

Prevention of fire and explosion:

Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition

Avoid dust accumulation in enclosed space

Hygiene measures:

When using, do not eat, drink or smoke

Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-use

Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Technical measures/Storage conditions:

Keep tightly closed in a dry and cool place

Keep away from heat

Protect from light

Ensure all equipment is electrically grounded before beginning transfer operations.

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Occupational Exposure limits:

Dust safety masks are recommended when the dust concentration is more than 10 mg/m3

Stability and reactivity

Chemical stability

Stability:

Stable under normal conditions.

Conditions to avoid:

Heat, flames and sparks

Take precautionary measures against static charges.

Materials to avoid:

Strong oxidizing agents, Reducing agents

Hazardous decomposition products:

Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions, Carbon monoxide (CO), Carbon dioxide (CO 2), Zinc oxide, Zinc peroxide

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods

Waste from Residues/Unused Products:

Should not be released into the environment

Dispose of in accordance with the European Directives on waste and hazardous waste.

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