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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Inhalation - Move exposed person to fresh air. Keep person warm and at rest. If not breathing, if breathing is irregular or if respiratory arrest occurs, provide artificial respiration or oxygen by trained personnel. It may be dangerous to the person providing aid to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Get medical attention. If unconscious, place in recovery position and get medical attention immediately. Maintain an open airway. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.

Ingestion - Wash out mouth with water. Remove dentures if any. Move exposed person to fresh air. Keep person warm and at rest. If material has been swallowed and the exposed person is conscious, give small quantities of water to drink. Stop if the exposed person feels sick as vomiting may be dangerous. Do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. If vomiting occurs, the head should be kept low so that vomit does not enter the lungs. Get medical attention. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If unconscious, place in recovery position and get medical attention immediately. Maintain an open airway.

Skin contact - Flush contaminated skin with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash contaminated
clothing thoroughly with water before removing it, or wear gloves. Continue to rinse for at least 10 minutes. Get medical attention. In the event of any complaints or symptoms, avoid further exposure. Wash clothing before reuse. Clean shoes thoroughly before reuse.

Eye Contact - Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Check for and remove any contact lenses. Continue to rinse for at least 10 minutes. Get medical attention.


Fire-fighting measures

Use water spray, fog or foam to extinguish. Do not use water jet. In a fire or if heated, a pressure increase will occur and the
container may burst. This material is toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Fire water contaminated with this material must be contained and prevented from being discharged to any waterway, sewer or drain.

For fire-fighters - Promptly isolate the scene by removing all persons from the vicinity of the incident if there is a fire. No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable training. Fire-fighters should wear appropriate protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) with a full face-piece operated in positive pressure mode.


Accidental release measures

For Personel protection no action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable training. Evacuate surrounding areas. Keep unnecessary and unprotected personnel from entering. Do not touch or walk through spilled material. Provide adequate ventilation. Wear appropriate respirator when ventilation is inadequate. Put on appropriate personal protective equipment. Avoid breathing vapor or mist.

For environmental protection avoid dispersal of spilled material and runoff and contact with soil, waterways, drains and sewers. Inform the relevant authorities if the product has caused environmental pollution (sewers, waterways, soil or air). Water polluting material. May be harmful to the environment if released in large quantities.

For the clean up of small spils move containers from spill area. Dispose of via a licensed waste disposal contractor. Stop leak if without risk. Absorb with an inert dry material and place in an appropriate waste disposal container.

For large spills move containers from spill area. Approach release from upwind. Prevent entry into sewers, water courses, basements or confined areas. Dispose of via a licensed waste disposal contractor. Stop leak if without risk. Wash spillages into an effluent treatment plant or proceed as follows. Contain and collect spillage with non-combustible, absorbent material e.g. sand, earth, vermiculite or diatomaceous earth and place in containerfor disposal according to local regulations Contaminated absorbent material may pose the same hazard as the spilled product.



Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling - Put on appropriate personal protective equipment Eating, drinking and smoking should be prohibited in areas where this material is handled, stored and processed. Workers should wash hands and face before eating, drinking and smoking. Persons with a history of skin sensitization problems should not be employed in any process in which this product is used. Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use. Do not get in eyes or on skin or clothing. Do not ingest. Avoid breathing vapor or mist. Avoid release to the environment. If during normal use the material presents a respiratory hazard, use only with adequate ventilation or wear appropriate respirator. Keep in the original container or an approved alternative made from a compatible material, kept tightly closed when not in use. Empty containers retain product residue and can be hazardous. Do not reuse container

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities - Store in accordance with local regulations. Store in original container protected from direct sunlight in a dry, cool and well-ventilated area, away from incompatible materials and food and drink. Keep container tightly closed and sealed until ready for use. Containers that have been opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Do not store in unlabeled containers. Use appropriate containment to avoid environ mental contamination.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
3082
Proper shipping name and description:
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, LIQU ID , N. 0. S. (EPOXIDE DERIVATIVES)
Chemical name:
2,3-epoxypropyl o-tolyl ether
Language:
English
Class:
9
Classification code:
Environmentally hazardous and/or Marine Pollutant
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
AQUATIC TOXICITY (CHRONIC) Category 2, SKIN SENSITIZATION Category I, SKIN CORROSION/IRRITATION Category 2, GERM CELL MUTAGENICITY Category 2
Special Provisions:
NONE

Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
3082
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Class:
9
Classification code:
Environmentally hazardous and/or Marine Pollutant
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
AQUATIC TOXICITY (CHRONIC) Category 2, SKIN SENSITIZATION Category I, SKIN CORROSION/IRRITATION Category 2, GERM CELL MUTAGENICITY Category 2
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
3082
Proper shipping name and description:
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, LIQU ID , N. 0. S. (EPOXIDE DERIVATIVES)
Chemical name:
2,3-epoxypropyl o-tolyl ether
Class:
9
Packaging group:
III
EmS code:
Unknown
Labels:
AQUATIC TOXICITY (CHRONIC) Category 2, SKIN SENSITIZATION Category , SKIN CORROSION/IRRITATION Category 2, GERM CELL MUTAGENICITY Category 2
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
3082
Proper shipping name and description:
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, LIQU ID , N. 0. S. (EPOXIDE DERIVATIVES)
Chemical name:
2,3-epoxypropyl o-tolyl ether
Class:
9
Packaging group:
9
Labels:
AQUATIC TOXICITY (CHRONIC) Category 2, SKIN SENSITIZATION Category I, SKIN CORROSION/IRRITATION Category 2, GERM CELL MUTAGENICITY Category 2
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure controls

Recommended monitoring : If this product contains ingredients with exposure limits, procedures personal, workplace atmosphere or biological monitoring may be required to determine the effectiveness of the ventilation or other control measures and/or the necessity to use respiratory protective equipment. Reference should be made to European Standard EN 689 for methods for the assessment of exposure by inhalation to chemical agents and national guidance documents for methods for the determination of hazardous substances. If this product contains ingredients with exposure limits, personal, workplace atmosphere or biological monitoring may be required to determine the effectiveness of the ventilation or other control measures and/or the necessity to use respiratory protective equipment.

Occupational exposure : If user operations generate dust, fumes, gas, vapor or mist,controls use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep worker exposure to airborne contaminants below any recommended or statutory limits.

Hygiene measures : Wash hands, forearms and face thoroughly after handling chemical products, before eating, smoking and using the
lavatory and at the end of the working period. Appropriate techniques should be used to remove potentially contaminated clothing. Wash contaminated clothing before reusing. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.

Respiratory protection : Use a properly fitted, air-purifying or air-fed respirator complying with an approved standard if a risk assessment
indicates this is necessary. Respirator selection must be based on known or anticipated exposure levels, the hazards of the product and the safe working limits of the selected respirator.

Hand protection : Chemical-resistant, impervious gloves complying with an approved standard should be worn at all times when handling chemical products if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary.

Eye protection : Safety eyewear complying with an approved standard should be used when a risk assessment indicates this is necessary to avoid exposure to liquid splashes, mists, gases or dusts.

Skin protection : Personal protective equipment for the body should be selected based on the task being performed and the risks involved and should be approved by a specialist before handling this product.

Environmental exposure : Emissions from ventilation or work process equipment controls should be checked to ensure they comply with the
requirements of environmental protection legislation.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity - Reacts with strong oxidising agents. Reacts exothermically with bases (eg caustic soda), ammonia, primary and secondary amines, alcohols, water and acids. Polymerises exothermically with amines, mercaptans and Lewis acids at ambient temperature and above. Polymerises in contact with caustic soda.

Chemical stability - The product is stable.

Possibility of hazardous reactions - Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous reactions will not occur.

Conditions to avoid - Caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) can induce vigorous polymerisation at temperatures around 200 C.

Incompatible materials - amines oxidizing agents strong alkalis, strong acids,

Disposal considerations

Methods of disposal : The generation of waste should be avoided or minimized wherever possible. Empty containers or liners may retain some product residues. This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe way. Dispose of surplus and non-recyclable products via a licensed waste disposal contractor. Disposal of this product, solutions and any by-products should at all times comply with the requirements of environmental protection and waste disposal legislation and any regional local authority requirements. Avoid dispersal of spilled material and runoff and contact with soil waterways, drains and sewers The classification of the hazardous waste product may meet the criteria for a hazardous waste.