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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

-Skin contact: remove all contaminated clothes and footwear immediately unless stuck to skin. Wash immediately with plenty of soap and water.
-Eye contact: bathe the eye with running water for 15 minutes. Consult a doctor.
-Ingestion: Wash out mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting. If conscious, give half a litre of water to drink immediately. If unconscious, check for breathing and apply artificial respiration if necessary. If unconscious and breathing is OK, place in the recovery position. Transfer to hospital as soon as possible.
-Inhalation: remove casualty from exposure ensuring one's own safety whilst doing so. Transfer to hospital as soon as possible.

Fire-fighting measures

-Extinguishing media: suitable extinguishing media for the surrounding fire should be used. Use water spray to cool containers.
-Exposure hazards: toxic. In combustion emits toxic fumes.
-Protection of fire-fighters: wear self-contained breathing apparatus. Wear protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.

Accidental release measures

-Personal precautions: notify the police and fire brigade immediately. If outside keep bystanders upwind and away from danger point. Mark out the contaminated area with signs and prevent access to unauthorised personnel. Do not attempt to take action without suitable protective clothing . Turn leaking containers leak-side up to prevent the escape of liquid.
-Environmental precautions: Do not discharge into drains or rivers. Contain the spillage using bunding.
-Clean-up procedures: clean-up should be dealt with only by qualified personnel familiar with the specific substance. Absorb into dry earth or sand. Transfer to a closable, labelled salvage container for disposal by an appropriate method.

Handling and storage

-Handling requirements: avoid direct contact with the substance. Avoid the formation or spread of mists in the air. Ensure there is sufficient ventilation of the area.
-Storage conditions: store in cool, well ventilated area. Keep container tightly closed.
-Suitable packaging: must only be kept in original packaging.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
1553
Chemical name:
ARSENIC ACID, LIQUID
Class:
6.1 (Toxic substances)
Classification code:
T4 (Inorganic liquid)
Packaging group:
Group I
Labels:
6.1
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
1553
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Class:
6.1 (Toxic substances)
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
1553
Class:
6.1
Packaging group:
I
EmS code:
F-A,S-A
Marine pollutant
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
1553
Class:
6.1
Packaging group:
I
Labels:
6.1
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Exposure controls / personal protection

-Exposure controls: OSHA PEL: 0.01 mg/m3; ACGIH TLV: 0.01 mg/m3
-Personal protection:
->Engineering measures: ensure there is sufficient ventilation of the area,
->Respiratory protection: self-contained breathing apparatus must be available in case of emergency,
->Hand protection: protective gloves,
->Eye protection: safety glasses. Ensure eye bath is to hand,
->Skin protection: protective clothing.

Stability and reactivity

-Stability: stable under normal conditions.
-Conditions to avoid: heat.
-Materials to avoid: strong oxidising agents. Strong acids.
-Hazardous decomposition products: in combustion emits toxic fumes.

Disposal considerations

-Disposal operations: transfer to a suitable container and arrange for collection by specialised disposal company.
-Disposal of packaging: Arrange for collection by specialised disposal company.