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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

- Inhalation: Remove source of contamination or victim to fresh air. Ensure airways are clear and have qualified person give oxygen through a facemask if breathing is difficult. If irritation develops and persists, seek immediate medical attention.
- Ingestion: Do NOT induce vomiting. Contact a Poisons Information Centre (Phone eg Australia 131 126) or a doctor at once.
- Skin: Wash affected area thoroughly with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse or discard. If symptoms develop seek medical attention.
- Eye: If in eyes wash out immediately with water. Take care not to rinse contaminated water into the non-affected eye. If symptoms persist seek medical attention.

First Aid Facilities: Eye wash and normal wash room facilities.
Advice to Doctor: Severe exposure may be fatal; The symptoms of acute poisoning after inhalation exposure may be delayed 12 to 36 hours.
Other Information: For advice, contact a Poisons Information Centre (Phone eg Australia 131 126; New Zealand 0800 764 766) or a doctor (at once).

Fire-fighting measures

- Suitable Extinguishing Media: Use appropriate fire extinguisher for surrounding environment.
- Specific Hazards: This product is non-combustible.
- Hazchem Code: 2X
- Decomposition Temp. : > 80°C
- Precautions in connection with Fire: Fire-fighters should wear full protective clothing and self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) operated in positive pressure mode.

Accidental release measures

- Emergency Procedures: Remove all sources of heat. Increase ventilation. Wear sufficient respiratory protection and full protective clothing to minimise skin and eye exposure. Sweep up material avoiding dust generation or collect mechanically. Seal all wastes in vapour tight labelled plastic containers for eventual disposal. Prevent entry into drains, waterways and soils. If large quantities of this material enter the waterways contact the Environmental Protection Authority, or your local Waste Management Authority.

Handling and storage

- Precautions for Safe Handling:
Repeated or prolonged contact with this material should be avoided in order to lessen the possibility of disorders. It is essential that all who come into contact with this material, maintain high standards of personal hygiene i.e. washing hands prior to eating, drinking, smoking or going to the toilet.
It is recommended that pregnant or breastfeeding women should not handle this product unless adequate exposure protection can be assured at all times. Female personnel planning pregnancy should be made aware of the potential risks.
-Conditions for Safe Storage:
Stored in tightly closed containers in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place. Store away from foodstuffs and incompatible materials. Avoid any dust build-up by frequent cleaning and suitable construction of storage area. Keep storage separated from work areas. Inspect periodically for deficiencies
such as damage or leaks.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
2570
Proper shipping name and description:
CADMIUM COMPOUND
Class:
6.1
Packaging group:
III
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Marine transport (IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

- National Exposure Standards:
Exposure limits assigned for this specific material by the Australian National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC):
*)Australian National Occupational Health And Safety Commission (NOHSC) Exposure Standards:
Substance TWA STEL
ppm mg/m³ ppm mg/m³
Cadmium and compounds (as Cd) - 0.01 - -
*)New Zealand Occupational Safety and Health Service (OSH) Workplace Exposure Standards:
Substance TWA STEL
ppm mg/m³ ppm mg/m³
Cadmium and compounds (as Cd) - 0.01 - - (Inspirable dust)
Cadmium and compounds (as Cd) - 0.002 - - (Respirable dust)
- Engineering Controls
Where vapours or mists are generated and exposure standards are exceeded, the use of respiratory protection, or a local exhaust ventilation system is recommended.

-Respiratory Protection:
Where ventilation is inadequate and the use of an approved respirator with filter complying with AS/NZS 1715 and AS/NZS 1716 is recommended however final choice of appropriate breathing protection is dependant upon actual airborne concentrations and the type of breathing protection required will vary according to individual circumstances. Expert advice may be required to make this decision. Reference should be made to AustralianStandards AS/NZS 1715- Selection, Use and Maintenance of Respiratory Protective Devices; and AS/NZS 1716- Respiratory Protective Devices.
-Eye Protection:
Safety glasses with side shields or goggles should be worn as described in Australian Standard AS/NZS 1337 - Eye Protectors for Industrial Applications
-Hand Protection: Impervious gloves recommended. Final choice of appropriate glove type will vary according to individual circumstances, including
methods of handling or engineering controls as determined by appropriate risk assessments. Refer to AS/NZS 2161 Occupational protective gloves- Selection, use and maintenance.
-Body Protection: Suitable protective clothing should be worn e.g. cotton overalls buttoned at neck and wrist.

Stability and reactivity

- Chemical Stability: Stable.
- Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, exposure to moist air or water.
- Incompatible Materials: Metals, oxidising agents, zinc, selenium, tellurium, hydrogen azide.
- Hazardous Decomposition Products: When heated to decomposition emits very toxic fumes of cadmium and sulfur oxides.
- Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Disposal considerations

Disposal Considerations: Dispose of according to relevant local, state and federal government regulations.