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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

- General information: Ensure that medical personnel are aware of the material(s) involved, and take precautions to protect themselves.
- Description of first aid measures
- Inhalation: Move to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Get medical attention immediately.
- Skin contact: Wash off immediately with plenty of water. Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. If irritation occurs, get medical assistance.
- Eye contact Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Do not rub eye. Get medical attention.
- Ingestion: Rinse mouth thoroughly. Remove particles from mouth. Never give liquid to an unconscious person. Do not induce vomiting. Get medical attention.
- Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed: Symptoms include itching, burning, redness, and tearing of eyes. Skin irritation. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
- Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed: Symptoms may be delayed.

Fire-fighting measures

- General fire hazards: The product is not flammable.
- Suitable extinguishing media: Use appropriate extinguishing media for any nearby fire.
- Unsuitable extinguishing media: None known.
- Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture: Product will release sulfur oxides upon heating.
- Advice for firefighters: Firefighters should wear full protective clothing including self contained breathing apparatus.
- Special firefighting procedures: Move containers from fire area if you can do it without risk. Use standard firefighting procedures and consider the hazards of other involved materials. 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
- For non-emergency personnel: Keep unnecessary personnel away. Wear protective clothing as described in Section 8 of the SDS. Avoid generation and spreading of dust. Do not breathe dust.
- For emergency responders Use personal protection recommended in Section 8 of the SDS.
- Environmental precautions Avoid spreading dust or contaminated materials. Avoid discharge into water courses or onto the ground.
- Methods and material for containment and cleaning up: Use a vacuum cleaner. If not possible collect using a shovel, broom or the like. Avoid dust
formation. Collect and reclaim or dispose in sealed containers at licensed waste disposal site. For
waste disposal, see Section 13 SDS. When wetted the product is corrosive.
- Reference to other sections: For personal protection, see Section 8 SDS. For waste disposal, see Section 13 SDS

Handling and storage

- Precautions for safe handling: Avoid any exposure. Should be handled in closed systems, if possible. If enclosed handling cannot be guaranteed, ventilation and protective clothing must be used. Only trained personnel should use this product. Pregnant women should not work with the product, if there is the least risk of exposure. The product, if wetted to the point of creating free liquid, will drip sulfuric acid. Corrosive when wet When using, do not eat, drink or smoke. Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean equipment after use.
- Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities: Keep container dry. Keep container tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated place. Keep this material away from food, drink and animal feed. Store away from incompatible materials.

Transport information

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Exposure controls / personal protection

- Appropriate engineering controls: If enclosed handling cannot be guaranteed, ventilation and protective clothing must be used. Observe occupational exposure limits and minimise the risk of inhalation of dust.
- Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment
- General information: Use personal protective equipment as required. Eye wash fountain and emergency showers are recommended.
- Eye/face protection: Wear approved safety goggles.
- Skin protection
- Hand protection: Wear protective gloves.
- Other: Wear appropriate clothing to prevent any possibility of skin contact. Wear suitable gloves.
- Respiratory protection: If engineering controls do not maintain airborne concentrations below recommended exposure limits (where applicable) or to an acceptable level (in countries where exposure limits have not been established), an approved respirator must be worn.
- Thermal hazards: Wear appropriate thermal protective clothing, when necessary.
- Hygiene measures: Always observe good personal hygiene measures, such as washing after handling the material and before eating, drinking, and/or smoking. Routinely wash work clothing and protective equipment to remove contaminants. Personal protective equipment should be kept separate from other clothing. Provide eyewash station and safety shower.
- Environmental exposure controls: Environmental manager must be informed of all major spillages.

Stability and reactivity

- Reactivity: When wetted the product is corrosive.
- Chemical stability: Stable under normal temperature conditions and recommended use.
- Possibility of hazardous reactions: None known.
- Conditions to avoid: Water, moisture.
- Incompatible materials: Water.
- Hazardous decomposition products: Metal oxides. Sulphur oxides.

Disposal considerations

- Residual waste: Dispose of in accordance with local regulations.
- Contaminated packaging: Offer rinsed packaging material to local recycling facilities.
- EU waste code: Waste codes should be assigned by the user based on the application for which the product was used. The Waste code should be assigned in discussion between the user, the producer and the waste disposal company.
- Disposal methods/information: Do not discharge into drains, water courses or onto the ground. It may be necessary to dispose of this material or its container as a hazardous waste FOLLOW LABEL WARNINGS EVEN AFTER CONTAINER HAS BEEN EMPTIED.