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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General: Remove contaminated clothing.

Inhalation.  Remove to fresh air. Keep warm and at rest. Get medical attention.

Skin:  Wash thoroughly with soap and water. Get medical attention if skin cracking or redness occurs.

Eyes: Flush eye with large quantities of water for at least 15 minutes holding the eye open. Avoid contaminating unaffected eye.

Ingestion: Wash out mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting. Keep patient warm and at rest. Give plenty of  water to drink ( only if patient is conscious). Repeat if patient vomits. Get medical attention if patient is unwell.  Get medical attention if a large quantity is ingested.

Fire-fighting measures

Special hazards: Hazardous combustion products may include carbon monoxide. Evolution of fumes/fog.

Fire/explosion hazards: Combustible material.  Burns but does not ignite readily. Containers may explode when heated.

Extinguishing media: Suitable: Alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical powder, carbon dioxide, water mist.  Unsuitable: Water in a jet.

Protective equipment: Full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.

Contaminated extinguishing water must be disposed off in accordance with official regulations.

Accidental release measures

Exposure controls and personal protection: Evacuate all non-essential personnel.  Avoid eye and skin contact.  Wear appropriate protective clothing. Ventilate area.

Environmental precautions: Keep away from drains, water and soil. Advise authorities if spilled material has entered water courses or sewer or has contaminated soil or vegetation. Contain contaminated water/firefighting water.

Clean up methods: Absorb or contain liquid with sand, earth or spill control material. Collect and place in a labelled sealable container for subsequent safe disposal. Flush contaminated area with plenty of water. Put leaking containers in a labelled drum or overdrum.

Handling and storage

Handling:  Avoid contact with skin. Only use in well ventilated areas. Keep container tightly closed when not in use.  Provide emergency eye washing and shower facilities.

Storage:  Storage area should be cool and dry.  Keep away from direct sunlight.  Keep in a well-ventilated place.  Store in a bunded area.  For containers use mild steel or stainless steel.  Do not store in plastics or natural, butyl, polychloroprene or nitrile rubbers.

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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Occupational exposure standards:  None available

Technical control measures: No specific measures required.

Respiratory protection in case of vapour/aerosol release.

Eye protection:  Protective goggles with side-shields (frame goggles) (EN166)

Hand protection:  Chemical resistant protective gloves (EN 374)

Suitable materials short-term contact and/or splashes (recommended: At least protective index 2, corresponding > 30 minutes of permeation time according to EN 374)

butyl rubber (butyl) - 0.7 mm coating thickness

Supplementary note: The specifications are based on own tests, literature data and information of glove manufacturers or are derived from similar substances by analogy. Due to many conditions (e.g. temperature) it must be considered, that the practical usage of a chemical-protective glove in practice may be much shorter than the permeation time determined in accordance with EN 374.

Manufacturer's directions for use should be observed because of great diversity of types.

Body protection: Neoprene™ apron. Rubber boots.

Stability and reactivity

Stability: Stable under normal conditions.  May form peroxides on prolonged exposure to air and light.

Conditions to avoid: High temperatures.  Prolonged exposure to air/oxygen and light.

Materials to avoid: Oxidising agents.

Hazardous decomposition products: Oxides of carbon on combustion.

Disposal considerations

Waste disposal: Dispose of as for hazardous waste.  Recover or recycle if possible.  Otherwise incineration.  Dispose of in accordance with all local regulations.

Container disposal: Drain container thoroughly before disposal.  Send to drum recover or metal reclaimer.