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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Eye contact: Rinse continuously with water for at least 10 minutes.
Skin contact: Shower immediately and remove contaminated clothing.
Inhalation: Fresh air and rest.
Ingestion: Rinse mouth with water and give small amount of water to drink. NEVER GIVE AN UNCONSCIOUS PATIENT WATER TO DRINK. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION.
Other: For all exposures seek medical advice. Show medical staff substance data sheet or ensure information accompanies patient.

Fire-fighting measures

HAZCHEM CODE (UK Only) None
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA CO2, Alcohol resistant foam, Powder and Water fog/spray.
SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES
May emit acrid fumes if burned, use breathing apparatus.
UNUSUAL FIRE & EXPOSURE HAZARDS See above

Accidental release measures

Recover materials if possible. Also absorb spilled substance in sand or inert substance and remove to a safe place. Prevent material entering drains with absorbent socks and drain protectors. After absorption and recovery, wash away traces with large amounts of water. Any absorbent material used to mop up a spill to be disposed of in a closed metal container.
Protective Equipment to be worn for large spill (>30litres) – Chemical splash resistant overalls, Wellingtons, chemical resistant PVC gauntlets and visor.
Protective Equipment to be worn for small spill (<30litres) – Industrial overalls, Boots, chemical resistant PVC gauntlets and visor.

Handling and storage

HANDLING
Use in well ventilated areas. Keep containers tightly closed when not in use. Open and handle containers with care. Store in original containers. Avoid accumulation of static charge, especially in high mixing systems (low electrical conductivity see Section 9). Avoid excessive breathing of vapours. Emergency shower and eyewash should be close by. Electrical equipment to be suitable for electrical apparatus group and temperature class of the material (see Section 9).
STORAGE
Store away from oxidising agents. Suitable storage material – 316 Stainless Steel. Suitable seals - Perfluoroelastomer (Kalrez), suitable gaskets – graphite supported on 316 Stainless steel or asbestos free aramid fibre composite. Storage tanks to be bunded to contain 110% of tank contents, or as local regulations. This product may attack concrete surfaces, particularly in the presence of water.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

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Marine transport (IMDG)

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Not classified
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

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Exposure controls / personal protection

VENTILATION This product must not be used in a confined space without good ventilation. However engineering controls should be aimed for to prevent the need for ventilation.
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT for normal operation,
BREATHING No respiratory protection is required, unless subject to mist contact. See above comments under ventilation.
PROTECTIVE GLOVES Use protective gloves/gauntlets made of PVC.
EYE PROTECTION Wear close fitting goggles or visor when handling, e.g. sampling.
OTHER PROTECTION Wear normal industrial workwear to prevent skin contact.
^OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
Since this material is not classified as hazardous under the EC Directive 67/548/EEC there are no workplace exposure standards. Tessenderlo Fine Chemicals had set an internal Company Exposure Standard (CES), but this has been withdrawn as data (see section 11) shows that Benzyl Acetate is not an inhalation hazard. The CES had been based on the provisional American TLV. The TLV was issued when there was a problem with carcinogenicity and has not been withdrawn, even though the test method was found to be at fault and the classification withdrawn (see section 11). The TLV is 10 ppm/8h 61 mg/m3/8h

Stability and reactivity

STABILITY TO HEAT Stable at least up to 180°C
REACTIVITY Reacts with strong oxidising agents.
REACTION WITH WATER Slow hydrolysis to Acetic acid and Benzyl Alcohol
POLYMERISATION HAZARD None

Disposal considerations

Waste Product Recycle if possible, but if not, then incineration is recommended since the material is odiferous.
Packaging Steel drums can be cleaned and re-used if in good condition, or recycle as scrap metal. Plastic IBC bodies will pick up odour, so re-use will not be possible. Either clean out, shred and landfill, if permitted or clean, granulate and recycle the plastic granules.
NOTE
Incineration must be carried out in a suitable high temperature incinerator operated by a registered disposal company. User must ensure that this complies with all local/national laws.