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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures:

General information:

Personal protection for the First Aider.

Take affected persons out of danger area and lay down.

Remove contaminated clothing

After inhalation: Supply fresh air; consult doctor in case of complaints.

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:

Rinse out mouth and then drink plenty of water.

Call for a doctor immediately.

Information for doctor: Has an excitant effect on the central nervous system.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media:

Suitable extinguishing agents:

Fire-extinguishing powder

Carbon dioxide




Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture:

Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide

Nitrogen oxides (NOx)

Hydrogen cyanide (HCN)

Advice for firefighters:

Protective equipment:

Wear self-contained respiratory protective device.

Wear fully protective suit.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:

Wear protective clothing.

Environmental precautions:

Do not allow to enter sewers/ surface or ground water.

Inform respective authorities in case of seepage into water course or sewage system.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up:

Pick up mechanically.

Ensure adequate ventilation.

Handling and storage


Precautions for safe handling:

The usual precautionary measures are to be adhered to when handling chemicals.

Keep receptacles tightly sealed.

Prevent formation of dust.

Information about fire - and explosion protection:

Keep ignition sources away - Do not smoke.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities


Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:

Store in dry conditions.

Keep container tightly sealed.

Information about storage in one common storage facility: Store away from foodstuffs.

Storage class: 11 (according to German TRGS 510 Annex 4)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Control parameters

Ingredients with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:

105-60-2 epsilon-caprolactam

OES Short-term value: 3 mg/m³* and 20 mg/m³**

Long-term value: 1 mg/m³* and 10 mg/m³**

*dust, IOELV, **vapour, New, IOELV

Exposure controls

Personal protective equipment:

General protective and hygienic measures:

Immediately remove all soiled and contaminated clothing

Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.

Respiratory protection:

In case of brief exposure or low pollution use respiratory filter device. In case of intensive or

longer exposure use self-contained respiratory protective device.

Filter A/P2

Protection of hands:

Protective gloves

Selection of the glove material on consideration of the penetration times, rates of diffusion and the


Material of gloves:

Nitrile rubber, NBR

Recommended thickness of the material: ≥ 0.35 mm

Penetration time of glove material

Value for the permeation: Level ≤ 8 h

The exact break trough time has to be found out by the manufacturer of the protective gloves and

has to be observed.

Eye protection:

Tightly sealed goggles

Body protection: Protective work clothing

Limitation and supervision of exposure into the environment

water (76/464/EEC): not listed

Stability and reactivity


Chemical stability:

Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:

Protect from heat and direct sunlight.


Possibility of hazardous reactions: Reacts with acids, alkalis and oxidizing agents.

Conditions to avoid: No further relevant information available.

Incompatible materials:

Store away from oxidizing agents.

Do not store together with alkalis (caustic solutions).

Hazardous decomposition products:

Nitrogen oxides (NOx)

Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods


Must not be disposed together with household garbage. Do not allow product to reach sewage


Disposal must be made according to official regulations.

Uncleaned packaging:

Recommendation: Dispose of packaging according to regulations on the disposal of packagings.

Do not rinse uncleaned packaging with water.

Uncleaned packages should be disposed by incineration.