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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General advice:
First aid personnel should pay attention to their own safety. If the patient is likely to become
unconscious, place and transport in stable sideways position (recovery position). Immediately
remove contaminated clothing.

If inhaled:
Keep patient calm, remove to fresh air, seek medical attention. Immediately inhale corticosteroid
dose aerosol.

On skin contact:
Immediately wash thoroughly with plenty of water, apply sterile dressings, consult a skin specialist.

On contact with eyes:
Immediately wash affected eyes for at least 15 minutes under running water with eyelids held open,
consult an eye specialist.

On ingestion:
Immediately rinse mouth and then drink 200-300 ml of water, seek medical attention.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media:
dry powder, foam

Unsuitable extinguishing media for safety reasons:
carbon dioxide

Additional information:
Avoid whirling up the material/product because of the danger of dust explosion.


Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
harmful vapours
Evolution of fumes/fog. The substances/groups of substances mentioned can be released in case of
fire.


Advice for fire-fighters
Special protective equipment:
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus.


Further information:
The degree of risk is governed by the burning substance and the fire conditions. Contaminated
extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with official regulations.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Avoid dust formation. Use personal protective clothing. Information regarding personal protective
measures see, section 8.


Environmental precautions

Contain contaminated water/firefighting water. Do not discharge into drains/surface
waters/groundwater.


Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

For small amounts: Pick up with suitable appliance and dispose of.
For large amounts: Contain with dust binding material and dispose of.
Avoid raising dust. Dispose of absorbed material in accordance with regulations.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling

Breathing must be protected when large quantities are decanted without local exhaust ventilation.
Protection against fire and explosion:
Avoid dust formation. The product is capable of dust explosion. Take precautionary measures
against static discharges. Avoid all sources of ignition: heat, sparks, open flame.


Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Segregate from foods and animal feeds.
Suitable materials for containers: High density polyethylene (HDPE), Low density polyethylene
(LDPE), Polypropylene, glass
Further information on storage conditions: Keep container tightly closed and dry; store in a cool
place.


Specific end use(s)

For the relevant identified use(s) listed in Section 1 the advice mentioned in this section 7 is to be
observed.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
3241
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Class:
4.1, EHSM
Packaging group:
III
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
3241
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Class:
4.1, EHSM
Packaging group:
III
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
3241
Proper shipping name and description:
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Chemical name:
Bronopol
Class:
4.1, EHSM
Packaging group:
III
Marine pollutant
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
3241
Proper shipping name and description:
2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL
Chemical name:
Bronopol
Class:
4.1, EHSM
Packaging group:
III
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Control parameters

Components with occupational exposure limits:
none

PNEC:
freshwater: 0.01 mg/l
marine water: 0.0008 mg/l
intermittent release: 0.0025 mg/l
STP: 0.43 mg/l
sediment (freshwater): 0.041 mg/kg
sediment (marine water): 0.00328 mg/kg
soil: 0.5 mg/kg

Personal protective equipment

Respiratory protection:
Suitable respiratory protection for lower concentrations or short-term effect: Particle filter with
medium efficiency for solid and liquid particles (e.g. EN 143 or 149, Type P2 or FFP2)

Hand protection:
Chemical resistant protective gloves (EN 374)
Suitable materials also with prolonged, direct contact (Recommended: Protective index 6,
corresponding > 480 minutes of permeation time according to EN 374):
e.g. nitrile rubber (0.4 mm), chloroprene rubber (0.5 mm), polyvinylchloride (0.7 mm) and other
Supplementary note: The specifications are based on tests, literature data and information of glove
manufacturers or are derived from similar substances by analogy. Due to many conditions (e.g.
temperature) it must be considered, that the practical usage of a chemical-protective glove in
practice may be much shorter than the permeation time determined through testing.
Manufacturer's directions for use should be observed because of great diversity of types.

Eye protection:
Tightly fitting safety goggles (cage goggles) (e.g. EN 166) and face shield.

General safety and hygiene measures
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wearing of closed work
clothing is required additionally to the stated personal protection equipment.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity:
No hazardous reactions if stored and handled as prescribed/indicated.
Corrosion to metals: No corrosive effect on metal.
Formation of
flammable gases:
Remarks: Forms no flammable gases in the
presence of water.

Chemical stability:
The product is stable if stored and handled as prescribed/indicated.

Possibility of hazardous reactions:
The product may contain explosive fine dust or such dust may be produced by abrasion during
transport or product transfer.

Conditions to avoid:
Avoid all sources of ignition: heat, sparks, open flame. Avoid heat. Avoid dust formation. Avoid
deposition of dust.

Incompatible materials:
Substances to avoid:
oxidizing agents
sodium hydroxide; caustic soda, bases
aluminium, metal

Hazardous decomposition products:
nitrogen oxides, Bromine compounds

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods:

Must be disposed of or incinerated in accordance with local regulations.
Contaminated packaging:
Uncontaminated packaging can be re-used.
Packs that cannot be cleaned should be disposed of in the same manner as the contents.