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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Inhalation : Move the person away from the contaminated area. Make the affected person rest. If necessary seek medical advice.
Skin contact : Remove all contaminated clothing and footwear. Wash with soap and water. In case of inflammation (redness, irritation) obtain medical attention.
Eye contact : Immediately rinse with plenty of running water for a prolonged period (at least 15 minutes) whilst keeping the eyes wide open. If irritation persists consult a doctor.
Ingestion : NEVER attempt to induce vomiting. Rinse out mouth with water. If necessary seek medical advice.
Further information : Place contaminated clothing in a sealed bag for disposal. Use appropriate protective equipment when treating a contaminated person.

Fire-fighting measures

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA
Suitable : All extinguishing agents can be used (water, foam, powders, carbon dioxide, sand).
Not suitable : None to our knowledge. If there is fire close by, use suitable extinguishing agents.
Specific hazards : On heating or during combustion corrosive vapours are released. Dense white fumes are given off which may obscure the area. Toxic and highly flammable gases are released which increase fire/explosion hazards.
Specific fire fighting methods: Usual methods for dealing with chemical fires. Cool down the containers/equipment exposed to heat with a water spray.
Protection of fire-fighters : Self-contained breathing apparatus. Complete protective clothing.

Accidental release measures

PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS
Avoid contact with eyes, skin and respiratory system.
If spillage occurs on the public highway, indicate the danger and notify the authorities (police, fire brigade). Wear full protective clothing and equipment.
Environmental precautions : Contain the spilled material by bunding. Avoid direct discharge into drains.

METHODS FOR CLEANING UP
Recover as much of the product as possible.
Absorb the product onto porous material (liquid form).
Collect up the product and place it in a spare container, suitably labelled. then take the emergency containers to an area reserved for subsequent recycling or disposal.

Neutralise with:
Calcium hydroxide; sodium bicarbonate (liquid form).
Absorb spillage with diatomaceous earth; sand or inert absorbent.
Cleaning/decontamination : Wash non-recoverable remainder with large amounts of water.

DISPOSAL
Do NOT discharge into drains.
Dispose of all contaminated materials in accordance with current regulations.
Place in an appropriate container and dispose of the contaminated material at a licensed site.

Handling and storage

HANDLING
Technical measures : Ventilation.
Only use materials resistant to acids (liquid form).
Safe handling advice : Handle and use in accordance with good occupational hygiene and safety practice.

STORAGE
Technical measures : Take all necessary precautions to avoid the accidental release of the product outside, due to the nature of containers or transfer systems. Ensure that there is a suitable retention system. Storage facilities should be dry.

STORAGE CONDITIONS
Recommended : Store in a cool dry area.
Incompatible products : Oxidising agents and oxidising materials.

PACKAGING
Plastic materials (polyethylene, polypropylene) (high density (liquid and solid form).
Recommended : Original packaging.
Not suitable : Metals.
Very corrosive to metals (hydrogen is released which forms an explosive mixture in air (liquid form).

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
No transport classification other than when x=1, UN 3267
Proper shipping name and description:
CORROSIVE LIQUID, BASIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S (Aqueous solution of tetrasodium 1-hydroxethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonate) (when x=1)
Language:
English
Class:
No transport classification other than when x=1, Class 8
Classification code:
No transport classification other than when x=1, Classification Code C7
Packaging group:
No transport classification other than when x=1, Packaging group III
Labels:
No transport classification other than when x=1, Label 8
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
No transport classification other than when x=1, UN 3267
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Class:
No transport classification other than when x=1, Class 8
Classification code:
No transport classification other than when x=1, Classification Code C7
Packaging group:
No transport classification other than when x=1, Packaging group III
Labels:
No transport classification other than when x=1, Label 8
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
No transport classification other than when x=1, UN 3267
Proper shipping name and description:
CORROSIVE LIQUID, BASIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S (Aqueous solution of tetrasodium 1-hydroxethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonate) (when x=1)
Class:
No transport classification other than when x=1, Class 8
Packaging group:
No transport classification other than when x=1, Packaging group III
EmS code:
No transport classification other than when x=1, EmS F-A, S-B
Labels:
No transport classification other than when x=1, Label 8
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
No transport classification other than when x=1, UN 3267
Proper shipping name and description:
CORROSIVE LIQUID, BASIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S (Aqueous solution of tetrasodium 1-hydroxethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonate) (when x=1)
Class:
No transport classification other than when x=1, Class 8
Packaging group:
No transport classification other than when x=1,, Packaging group III
Labels:
No transport classification other than when x=1, Label 8
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering measures : No specific measures are required provided the product is handled in accordance with the general rules of occupational hygiene and safety.
CONTROL PARAMETERS
Exposure limit values (Human Health)
Limits (UK) No specific limits.
Hand protection : Protective gloves made of PVC. Use suitable chemical-resistant protective gloves (compliant with standard EN374-1).
Proective gloves must be chosen according to the function of the work station, other chemicals which may be handled, physical protection necessary (resistance to cutting, puncture, heat) dexterity required. The selection of gloves must take into account the extent and duration of use at the workstation.
Eye protection : Goggles.
Skin and body protection : Protective clothing. Safety footwear.
Selection criteria : Protective equipment must be chosen according to current CEN standards and in cooperation with the supplier of protective equipment. Personal protective equipment must be defined after risk assessment for the workstation.
Collective emergency equipment : Safety shower; eye fountain.
Hygiene measures : Keep personal protective equipment in a clean place, away from the work area. Use clean and correctly maintained personal protective equipment. Always wash your hands after handling the product. Do NOT eat or drink in the workplace.
Further information : The user is responsible for monitoring the working environment in accordance with local laws and regulations.

Stability and reactivity

Stability : Stable at ambient temperature and under normal conditions of use.
HAZARDOUS REACTIONS
Conditions to avoid : Decomposes above 200degC.
Materials to avoid : Oxidising agents; acids.
Hazardous decomposition products : On combustion or on thermal decomposition (following the evaporation of water) releases: (Carbon oxides (CO + CO2)). Corrosive vapours. (Phosphorus oxides).
Above 200 degC releases (Phosphine).
The phosphine will burn on to phosphorus pentoxide unless there is insufficient fresh air.
Further information : Attacks many metals releasing highly flammable gas (hydrogen) which generates fire or explosion hazards).

Disposal considerations

RESIDUES FROM PRODUCT
Prohibition : Do NOT discharge waste into drains.
Destruction/Disposal : Take all necessary precautions when disposing of this product. Dispose of in accordance with relevant local regulations. Dispose of at a licensed waste collection point.

CONTAMINATED PACKAGING
Decontamination/cleaning : Empty the packaging completely prior to disposal. Rinse with water.
Destruction/disposal : Recycle following cleaning or dispose of at an authorised site.
NOTE : The user's attention is drawn to the possible existence of local regulations regarding disposal.