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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

· General information: Symptoms of poisoning may even occur after several hours; therefore medical observation for at least 48 hours after the accident.
· After inhalation: In case of unconsciousness place patient stably in side position for transportation.
· After skin contact: Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly.
· After eye contact: Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. If symptoms persist, consult a doctor.
· After swallowing: Call for a doctor immediately.
· Information for doctor:
· The following symptoms may occur: Sensitization possible throuph skin contact. Contact with dust may cause irritation of mucous membranes. Burning of eyes, mucous membranes and skin. Coughing, headache, indisposition, shortness of breath.
Hazards and systemic effects: Strong irritating effect after breathing of dust and contact with eyes.
· Target organs: Skin.
· Chronic effects: Sensitization
· Treatment: No specific antidot. Symptomatic treatment.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing agents: CO2, powder or water spray. Fight larger fires with water spray or alcohol resistant foam.
· Special hazards caused by the substance, its products of combustion or resulting gases: In case of fire, the following can be released:
Carbon monoxide (CO)
Formation of explosive dust/air-mixtures is possible.
· Protective equipment: Wear self-contained respiratory protective device.

Accidental release measures

Person-related safety precautions: Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Avoid formation of dust.
Use respiratory protective device against the effects of fumes/dust/aerosol.
Wear protective clothing.
Avoid contact with eyes and skin.
Avoid spillage of product into the environment.
Access only for trained personnel with personal protective equipment.

· Measures for environmental protection: Do not allow to enter sewers/ surface or ground water.
· Measures for cleaning/collecting: Dispose contaminated material as waste.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
· Additional information: Discharge into waste water channels and biological treatment plants only after clearence with the operating company and in accordance with local Authority approval.

Handling and storage

· Information for safe handling: Keep containers tightly sealed.
Empty containers must not be used for other products.
Contaminated protective equipment should be cleaned before taking it off.
Fill only in dedicated and assigned containers.

· Information about fire - and explosion protection: Dust can combine with air to form an explosive mixture.

· Storage
· Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles: Store in a cool location.
· Corrosion of metals: It should generally be borne in mind that there is a possibility of corrosion on contact with this material. Resistance should be checked in each individual case.
· Further information about storage conditions: Keep receptacle tightly sealed.
· Maximum storage temperature: No data available.
· Recommended storage temperature: Currently no data available. It is therefore recommended not to exceed room temperature (max. 25°C) during storage over a longer period of time.
· Acceptable storage time: No data available.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
3261
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Class:
8
Classification code:
C4
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
8
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
3261
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Class:
8
Classification code:
C4
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
8
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
3261
Proper shipping name and description:
CORROSIVE SOLID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S. (Maleic Acid)
Chemical name:
Maleic Acid
Class:
8
Packaging group:
III
EmS code:
F-A,S-B
Labels:
8
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
3261
Proper shipping name and description:
CORROSIVE SOLID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S. (Maleic Acid)
Chemical name:
Maleic Acid
Class:
8
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
8
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Avoid formation of dust.
Use respiratory protective device against the effects of fumes/dust/aerosol.
Use dust-proof protective suit.
If possible use this material only in closed systems and devices. In case of open plant systems (sampling devices, filling and discharging, cleansing works etc.) use local exhaust and collecting trays. Follow emission limit values. Measures in case of unwanted emissions should be established.

Stability and reactivity

No decomposition if used according to specifications.

Disposal considerations

Material must be disposed in accordance to legal regulations.
Discharge into waste water channels and biological treatment plants only after clearence with the operating company and in accordance with local Authority approval.