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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

First aid personnel must be aware of own risk during rescue!
Burns (in contact with molten product): Flush with water immediately. While flushing, remove clothes which do not adhere to affected area. Call an ambulance. Continue flushing during transport to hospital.
Inhalation: Remove victim immediately from source of exposure. Provide fresh air, warmth and rest, preferably in a comfortable upright sitting
position. If breathing stops, provide artificial respiration. Get medical attention if any discomfort continues.
Ingestion: NEVER MAKE AN UNCONSCIOUS PERSON VOMIT OR DRINK FLUIDS! DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING! If vomiting occurs, keep head
low so that stomach content doesn't get into the lungs. Rinse mouth thoroughly. Get medical attention immediately!
Skin contact: Remove contaminated clothing immediately and wash skin with soap and water. Continue to rinse for at least 15 minutes. Get medical
attention if irritation persists after washing. Promptly flush with plenty of water if molten chemical gets on the skin or non-impervious
clothing. Get medical attention immediately.
Eye contact: Immediately flush with plenty of water for up to 15 minutes. Remove any contact lenses and open eyes wide apart. Get medical attention
immediately. Continue to rinse.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media: Fire can be extinguished using: Dry chemicals, sand, dolomite etc. Foam, carbon dioxide or dry powder. Water spray, fog or mist.
Unsuitable extinguishing media: Do not use water jet as an extinguisher, as this will spread the fire.
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Hazardous combustion products: Thermal decomposition or combustion may liberate carbon oxides and other toxic gases or vapours.
Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazards: No unusual fire or explosion hazards noted.
Specific hazards
Fire or high temperatures create: Toxic gases/vapours/fumes of: Carbon monoxide (CO). Carbon dioxide (CO2). Nitrous gases (NOx).
Sulphurous gases (SOx).
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Keep up-wind to avoid fumes. Move container from fire area if it can be done without risk. Use water SPRAY only to cool containers! Do not put water on leaked material. Keep run-off water out of sewers and water sources. Dike for water control.
Protective equipment for fire-fighters: Leave danger zone immediately. Self contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing must be worn in case of fire.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures: Provide adequate ventilation. Avoid inhalation of dust and vapours. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Environmental precautions: Do not allow to enter drains, sewers or watercourses. The product should not be dumped in nature but collected and delivered according to agreement with the local authorities.
Methods and material for containment and cleaning up: Wear necessary protective equipment. DO NOT TOUCH SPILLED MATERIAL! If material is at an elevated temperature, use sand or earth to make a barrier whilst material solidifies. Collect spillage with shovel, broom or the like and reuse, if possible. Transfer to a container for disposal. Containers with collected spillage must be properly labelled with correct contents and hazard symbol. Clean
contaminated area with oil-removing material.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling: Mechanical ventilation or local exhaust ventilation is required. Avoid inhalation of dust and contact with skin and eyes. Wear protective skin cream on exposed skin before and during work shift. To reduce sun sensitivity a sun-blocking lotion (SPF 15+) can also be applied prior to application of a protective cream. Review risk management measures when product is handled by pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities: Keep in original container. Store at moderate temperatures in dry, well ventilated area. Store away from: Oxidising material.

Transport information

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Exposure controls / personal protection

EXPOSURE LIMITS:
Ingredient Comments
No exposure limits noted. This substance is a UVCB and conventional methods of defining DNEL and PNEC are not appropriate. It is not
possible to identify a single representative DNEL and PNEC.
DNEL
Industry Dermal Long Term 33 mg/kg/day
Industry Inhalation. Long Term 1.6 ng/m3
Professional mg/kg/day Dermal Long Term 50
Professional Inhalation. Long Term 0.106 μg/m3
Worker exposure must be below these figures to keep the risk characterisation ratio <1.
PNEC
Industry STP Long Term >10 mg/l
Industry Freshwater Long Term 0.33 μg/l
Environmental exposure must be below these figures to keep the risk characterisation ratio <1.
BENZO[A]PYRENE (CAS: 50-32-8)
DNEL
Industry Inhalation. Long Term Systemic Effects 0.57 μg/m3
Industry Dermal Long Term Local Effects 10 μg/day
Industry Inhalation. Long Term Local Effects 0.57 μg/m3
PITCH, COAL TAR, HIGH-TEMP. (CAS: 65996-93-2)
Biological Limit Values
EH40 Biological monitoring guidance value, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) : 4 μmol 1-hydroxypyrene/mol creatinine in urine
Post shift
DNEL
Workers Dermal Long Term Systemic Effects 33 mg/kg/day
Workers Dermal Long Term Local Effects 6.6 μg/cm2
Workers Inhalation. Long Term Systemic Effects 0.106 μg/m3
Worker exposure must be below these figures to keep the risk characterisation ratio <1.
PNEC
STP > 10 mg/l
Freshwater 0.33 μg/l
Environmental exposure must be below these figures to keep the risk characterisation ratio <1.

Engineering measures: Provide adequate general and local exhaust ventilation. All handling to take place in well-ventilated area.
Respiratory equipment: In case of inadequate ventilation or risk of inhalation of vapours, use suitable respiratory equipment with combination filter (type A2/P3).
Hand protection: Wear protective gloves. Use protective gloves made of: For exposure of 1 to 4 hours use gloves made of: Nitrile rubber (0.35mm) In the molten form wear appropriate heat resistant gloves. Discard gloves as soon as any signs of degradation are noticed.
Eye protection: Wear full-face visor or shield.
Other Protection: Provide eyewash station.
Hygiene measures: Promptly remove any clothing that becomes contaminated. Wash promptly if skin becomes contaminated. Wash hands at the end of each work shift and before eating, smoking and using the toilet. When using do not eat, drink or smoke. Contaminated clothing to be placed in
closed container until disposal or decontamination. Warn cleaning personnel of chemical's hazardous properties.
Skin protection: Wear apron or protective clothing in case of contact.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity: No specific reactivity hazards associated with this product.
Chemical stability: Stable under normal temperature conditions and recommended use.
Possibility of hazardous reactions: No information required.
Hazardous Polymerisation: Will not polymerise.
Conditions to avoid: Avoid contact with strong oxidisers.
Materials To Avoid: Strong oxidising substances.
Hazardous decomposition products: Thermal decomposition or combustion may liberate carbon oxides and other toxic gases or vapours.

Disposal considerations

General information: When handling waste, consideration should be made to the safety precautions applying to handling of the product.
Waste treatment methods: Recover and reclaim or recycle, if practical. Dispose of waste and residues in accordance with local authority requirements.
Waste Class: EWC - code:05 06 03 (waste from pyrolysis of coal, other tars).