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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

If inhaled
- In case of accident by inhalation: remove casualty to fresh air and keep at rest.
- Victim to lie down in the recovery position, cover and keep him warm.
- Oxygen or artificial respiration if needed.
- If symptoms persist, call a physician.

In case of eye contact
- Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.
- Immediate medical attention is required.

In case of skin contact
- Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-use.
- Wash off with soap and water.
- If symptoms persist, call a physician.

If swallowed
- Consult a physician.
- If swallowed, rinse mouth with water (only if the person is conscious).
- Do NOT induce vomiting.
- Artificial respiration and/or oxygen may be necessary.
- Take victim immediately to hospital.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
- powder
- Water spray
- Foam, AFFF
- Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Unsuitable extinguishing media
- None.

Specific hazards arising from the chemical
- Extremely flammable liquid and vapour.
- Vapours are heavier than air and may spread along floors.
- Hazardous decomposition products

Special protective actions for fire-fighters
- Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
- Fire fighters must wear fire resistant personnel protective equipment.
- In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
- Protect intervention team with a water spray as they approach the fire.
- Keep product and empty container away from heat and sources of ignition.
- Keep containers and surroundings cool with water spray.
- Suppress (knock down) gases/vapours/mists with a water spray jet.
- Flood the product with water.
- Avoid propagating the fire when directing the extinguishing agent as a jet onto the surface of the burning liquid.
- Evacuate personnel to safe areas.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Advice for non-emergency personnel
- Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.
Advice for emergency responders
- Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition.
- Wear self-contained breathing apparatus in confined spaces, in cases where the oxygen level is depleted, or in case of significant emissions.
- Ventilate the area.

Environmental precautions
- Should not be released into the environment.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
- Dam up.
- Pick up with sand or oil absorbing material.
- Prevent product from entering drains.
- Allow to evaporate.
or
- Soak up with inert absorbent material.
- Keep in properly labelled containers.
- Store in a place accessible by authorized persons only.
- Treat recovered material as described in the section "Disposal considerations".
- Flush with plenty of water.

For personal protection measures; see section on “exposure controls/ personal protection”

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
- Used in closed system
- Handle small quantities under a lab hood.
- Do not use compressed air for transferring or handling the product.
- Preferably transfer by pump or gravity.
- Purge piping circuits and equipment with nitrogen.
- Avoid shock and friction.

Conditions for storage, including incompatibilities
Storage
- Keep in a cool, well-ventilated place.
- Keep away from direct sunlight.
- Keep away from Incompatible products.
- Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
- Keep under inert gas.
- Keep in a bunded area.
- Keep only in the original container at a temperature not exceeding -15 °C (lack of stabilizers).
- Keep in container fitted with safety valve or vent.
- Keep away from flames and sparks.
- Provide electrical equipment safe for hazardous locations.
- Ensure all equipment is electrically grounded before beginning transfer operations.

Packaging material
Suitable material
- Steel coated.

Specific use(s)
- For further information, please contact: Supplier

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
1303
Proper shipping name and description:
VINYLIDENE CHLORIDE, STABILIZED
Chemical name:
1,1-dichloroethene
Language:
English
Class:
3
Classification code:
339/1303
Packaging group:
I
Labels:
3
Remarks:
environmentally hazardous substance mark

Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
1303
Proper shipping name and description:
VINYLIDENE CHLORIDE, STABILIZED
Chemical name:
1,1-dichloroethene
Language:
English
Class:
3
Classification code:
F1
Packaging group:
I
Labels:
3
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
1303
Proper shipping name and description:
VINYLIDENE CHLORIDE, STABILIZED
Chemical name:
1,1-dichloroethene
Class:
3
Packaging group:
I
EmS code:
F-E, S-D
Labels:
FLAMMABLE LIQUID + MARINE POLLUTANT
Marine pollutant
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
1303
Proper shipping name and description:
VINYLIDENE CHLORIDE, STABILIZED
Chemical name:
1,1-dichloroethene
Class:
3
Packaging group:
I
Labels:
Flammable liquid
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure controls
Appropriate engineering controls
- Used in closed system
- Ensure adequate ventilation.
- Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at machinery.
- Apply technical measures to comply with the occupational exposure limits.

Individual protection measures
Respiratory protection
- In case of emissions, face mask with type A cartridge.
- Self-contained breathing apparatus in medium confinement/insufficient oxygen/in case of large uncontrolled emissions/in all circumstances when the mask and cartridge do not give adequate protection.

Hand protection
- Wear suitable gloves.
- Suitable material:
PVA. Breakthrough time between 4 and 8 hours. Thickness 0.4mm or more
Laminates PE/PA/PE. Breakthrough time >8 hours; thickness 0.06mm or more


Eye protection
- Chemical resistant goggles must be worn.

Skin and body protection
- Flame retardant antistatic protective clothing
- If splashes are likely to occur, wear: Apron, Boots

Hygiene measures
- Eye wash bottles or eye wash stations in compliance with applicable standards.
- Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
- Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

Environmental exposure controls
- Dispose of rinse water in accordance with local and national regulations.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity
- Reacts with air to form peroxides.
- Risk of violent reaction.
- Risk of explosion.
Chemical stability
- Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
- Reacts with air to form peroxides.
- Plastic materials may deteriorate on contact with the product.
Conditions to avoid
- Heat.
- Keep away from flames and sparks.
- Keep away from direct sunlight.
- Exposure to moisture.
- Avoid shock and friction.
Materials to avoid
- Strong bases, Oxidizing agents, Metals, Salts of metals, Metallic alloys, Air
Hazardous decomposition products
- Peroxides, formaldehyde-like, Carbon monoxide, Hydrochloric acid

Disposal considerations

Waste disposal methods
- Reacts with air to form peroxides.
- Refer to manufacturer/supplier for information on recovery/recycling.
- Must be incinerated in a suitable incineration plant holding a permit delivered by the competent authorities.
- The incinerator must be equipped with a system for the neutralisation or recovery of HCl.
Contaminated packaging
- Empty containers.
- Dispose of as unused product.
- To avoid treatments, as far as possible, use dedicated containers.
- Purge the container with nitrogen and direct the gas to a treatment plant.