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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

1. If inhaled
- In case of accident by inhalation: remove casualty to fresh air and keep at rest.
- Oxygen or artificial respiration if needed.
- Victim to lie down in the recovery position, cover and keep him warm.
- Call a physician immediately.
- Take victim immediately to hospital.
2. In case of eye contact
- Immediate medical attention is required.
- Take victim immediately to hospital.
- Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.
- In the case of difficulty of opening the lids, administer an analgesic eye wash (oxybuprocaine).
3. In case of skin contact
- Call a physician immediately.
- Take victim immediately to hospital.
- Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately.
- Wash off with plenty of water.
- First treatment with calcium gluconate paste.
4. If swallowed
- Call a physician immediately.
- Take victim immediately to hospital.
- Rinse mouth with water.
- Give to drink a 1% aqueous calcium gluconate solution.
- Do NOT induce vomiting.
- Artificial respiration and/or oxygen may be necessary.

Fire-fighting measures

1. Extinguishing media
1.1. Suitable extinguishing media
- Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment.
1.2. Unsuitable extinguishing media
- Water may be ineffective.
2. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
- The product is not flammable.
- Not combustible.
- Reacts violently with water.
- Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions.
- Gives off hydrogen by reaction with metals.
3. Advice for firefighters
- Exposure to decomposition products may be a hazard to health.
- In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
- Use personal protective equipment.
- Wear chemical resistant oversuit
- Cool containers / tanks with water spray.

Accidental release measures

1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
1.1. Advice for non-emergency personnel
- Avoid dust formation.
1.2. Advice for emergency responders
- Sweep up to prevent slipping hazard.
2. Environmental precautions
- Should not be released into the environment.
- If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform respective authorities.
3. Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
- Sweep up and shovel into suitable containers for disposal.
- Avoid dust formation.
- Keep in properly labelled containers.
- Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

Handling and storage

1. Precautions for safe handling
- Used in closed system
- Use only in well-ventilated areas.
- Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
- Keep away from Incompatible products.
2. Conditions for storage, including incompatibilities
2.1. Storage
- Store in original container.
- Store in a well-ventilated place.
- Keep in a dry place.
- Keep in properly labelled containers.
- Keep container closed.
- Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
- Avoid dust formation.
- Electrical equipment should be protected to the appropriate standard.
- Keep away from Incompatible products.
2.2. Packaging material: Suitable material
- Fibreboard
- Polyethylene
- Paper + PE

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 1811
Proper shipping name and description:
POTASSIUM HYDROGENDIFLUORIDE SOLID
Chemical name:
POTASSIUM HYDROGENDIFLUORIDE
Class:
8
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
8 - Corrosive
6.1 - Toxic
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
UN 1811
Shippingopen allclose all
Class:
8
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
8 - Corrosive
6.1 - Toxic
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
UN 1811
Proper shipping name and description:
POTASSIUM HYDROGENDIFLUORIDE SOLID
Chemical name:
POTASSIUM HYDROGENDIFLUORIDE
Class:
8
Packaging group:
II
EmS code:
F-A
S-B
Labels:
8 - Corrosive
6.1 - Toxic
Remarksopen allclose all

Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
UN 1811
Proper shipping name and description:
POTASSIUM HYDROGENDIFLUORIDE SOLID
Chemical name:
POTASSIUM HYDROGENDIFLUORIDE
Class:
8
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
8 - Corrosive
6.1 - Toxic
Remarksopen allclose all
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

1. Reactivity
- Reacts violently with water.
2. Chemical stability
- Chemically very reactive
- Stable under recommended storage conditions.
3. Possibility of hazardous reactions
- Decomposes in contact with water.
- Gives off hydrogen by reaction with metals.
4. Conditions to avoid
- Heat.
- Exposure to moisture.
5. Incompatible materials
- Organic materials, Flammable materials, Combustible material, Hydrogen
6. Hazardous decomposition products
- Hydrogen fluoride
- Hydrogen

Disposal considerations

1. Waste treatment methods
- Refer to manufacturer/supplier for information on recovery/recycling.
- In accordance with local and national regulations.
2. Contaminated packaging
- To avoid treatments, as far as possible, use dedicated containers.
- Do not rinse the dedicated containers.