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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures:
Pay attention to self-protection.
Remove victims from hazardous area.
Immediately remove soiled or soaked clothing and remove it to a safe distance.
Keep victim warm, in a stabilized position and covered.
Do not leave victims unattended.
If the casualty is unconscious: Place the victim in the recovery position.

Inhalation:
Potential for exposure by inhalation if dusts or smoke are generated.
Move victims into fresh air.
With labored breathing: Provide with oxygen.
Consult a doctor.
If the casualty is not breathing: Perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, notify emergency physician immediately.

Skin contact:
Wash off affected area immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
If symptoms persist, consult a physician for treatment.

Eye contact:
With eye held open, thoroughly rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least 10 minutes.
Inform emergency physician immediately. (key term: caustic eye burn).

Ingestion:
Rinse out mouth.
Immediately give large quantities of water to drink.
Inform emergency physician immediately.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed:
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed:
The initial focus is only on the local action, characterized by quickly progressing deep tissue damage.
Coughing is a symptom of respiratory tract after inhalation of dusts or smoke from caustic solids.
In the eye, caustic dusts or smoke cause, depending on the intensity of exposure, severe irritation, destruction, and ablation of the epithelium of the conjunctiva and cornea, corneal clouding, edema and ulcerations.
Danger! Possible loss of eyesight!
Superficial irritations and damage up to ulcerations and scarring develop on the skin.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media:
All extinguishing substances suitable.

Unsuitable extinguishing media:
Do not use a solid water stream as it may scatter and spread fire.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture:
Danger of decomposition under influence of heat.
In case of smoldering fire: nitric oxides, chlorine, carbon monoxide.
In the case of fire, the following hazardous smoke fumes may be produced: ammonia, nitric oxides, chlorine, carbon monoxide.

Special protective equipment for fire-fighters:
In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
Full protective suit.

Advice for firefighters:
Water used to extinguish fire should not enter drainage systems, soil, or stretches of water Ensure there are sufficient retaining facilities for water used to extinguish fire.
Contaminated fire-extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with the regulations issued by the appropriate local authorities.
Contaminated extinguishing water must be treated at a suitable disposal plant in accordance with waste management laws.
In case of fire, remove the endangered containers and bring to a safe place, if this can be done safely.
Fire residues should be disposed of in accordance with the regulations.
Keep out unprotected persons.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:
Wear personal protective equipment.
Keep unauthorized persons away.
Avoid dust formation.

Environmental precautions:
Observe regulations on prevention of water pollution (check, dam up, cover up).
Do not allow entrance in sewage water, soil, stretches of water, drainage systems, surface water.
If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform respective authorities.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up:
Pick up mechanically.
Collect in suitable containers.
To absorb spilled substance an approved industrial vacuum cleaner is recommended.
If necessary, the spilled substance should be moistened.
Pack and label wastes like the pure substance.
Do not detach label from the delivery containers prior to disposal.
Dispose of absorbed material in accordance with the regulations.
Clean contaminated surface thoroughly.

Handling and storage

Handling:
Precautions for safe handling:
Use permissible in closed systems only. Handle and transfer product in closed systems only (gas displacement device).
Ensure that apparatus and pipelines are free from leaks. Do not ventilate into the open.
Dedicated loading/unloading stations required.
The product should only be handled by trained personnel.
Always close container tightly after removal of product.
Avoid residues of the product on the containers.
Avoid dust formation.
Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing.
Do not inhale dusts.
Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
Provide good ventilation or extraction.


Advice on protection against fire and explosion:
Normal measures for preventive fire protection.
Caution - electrostatic charge may occur.
Ensure there are sufficient retaining facilities for water used to extinguish fire.
Further information: VDI 2263 "Dust fires and dust explosions; dangers, evaluation, preventive measures."

Dust explosion class:
Dust explosion class ST 1.

Storage:
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities:
Store in the original receptacle, keeping this tightly sealed, under cool and dry conditions.
Avoid light effect / sun rays.

Further information:
Protect from sunlight, warmth and heat.
In order to ensure due transportation, make certain that stacks are of the correct height, containers are securely fastened so as not to fall off, and labelled according to the regulations.
In the event of internal transportation, already-opened containers are to be kept closed in order to avoid spillage.

Advice on common storage:
No special precautions required.

German storage class:
Combustible / non-combustible liquids and solids not assigned to other storage classes.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
3077
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S. (Chlorhexidine base)
Chemical name:
Chlorhexidine base
Language:
English
Labels:
9
Special provisions / remarks
Special provisions:
Tunnel Restriction Code (ADR): (E)
Orange warning 90
Plate: 3077
Remarks:
Environmentally Hazardous

Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
3077
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S. (Chlorhexidine base)
Chemical name:
Chlorhexidine base
Language:
English
Labels:
9
Special provisions / remarks
Remarks:
Environmentally Hazardous

Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
3077
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Environmentally hazardous substance, solid, n.o.s. (Chlorhexidine base)
Chemical name:
Chlorhexidine base
Labels:
9
Marine pollutant
Special provisions / remarks
Remarks:
UN-Placard: 3077

Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
3077
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S. (Chlorhexidine base)
Chemical name:
Chlorhexidine base
Labels:
9
Special provisions / remarks
Remarks:
Environmentally Hazardous
IATA_C: ERG-Code 9L
IATA_P: ERG-Code 9L

Additional transport information

Additional information
Special provisions / remarks / other:
Combination traffic:
Labelling of containers / shipping units following main product run as per sea or air transport regulations.

Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering measures:
Refill and handle product only in closed system.
Do not add wastewater to a biological wastewater treatment plant
Ensure there is good room ventilation.
Take precautionary measures against static discharges. Earthing of equipment.
Provide for installation of emergency shower and eye bath.
In case product dust is released:
Exhaust ventilation equipped with filters.

Exposure controls
Minimization of emissions by means of suitable technical measures such as flanges and valves with low leakage rates, recirculation of vapours.
The substance must be handled under strictly controlled conditions in accordance with Article 17/18 of the REACH Ordinance.


Personal protective equipment:
Respiratory protection:
Accidental release measures:
wear a self contained respiratory apparatus
Note time limit for wearing respiratory protective equipment.

Hand protection:
Accidental release measures:
Glove material Nitrile/Chloroprene, for example, Nitopren 717, Kächele-Cama Latex GmbH (KCL), Germany
Material thickness 0,65 mm
Method DIN EN 374

Eye protection:
Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166
or
Accidental release measures:
When handling larger quantities: basket-shaped glasses


Skin and body protection:
Usual lab protective clothing
or
when handling larger quantities: chemical protective suit, disposable protective suit.

Hygiene measures:
Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-use.
No eating, drinking, smoking, or snuffing tobacco at work.
Wash face and/or hands before break and end of work.
Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing.
Preventive skin protection recommended.

Protective measures:
All precautionary measures indicated have to be observed.
Risk assessment and risk monitoring of all work places required.
Health, Safety and Emergency Management System recommended.
Written approval necessary in case of non-routine jobs, e.g. maintenance activities.
Regular safety training is a must.
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practices.
Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing.
If there is the possibility of skin/eye contact, the indicated hand/eye/body protection should be used.
The personal protective equipment used must meet the requirements of directive 89/686/EEC and amendments (CE certification).
It should be defined in the work place in the form of a risk analysis according to directive 89/686/EEC and amendments.

Stability and reactivity

Chemical Stability:
Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of hazardous reactions:
No dangerous reactions are known to occur with correct handling and storage.

Conditions to avoid:
Avoid light effect / sun rays.

Incompatible materials:
Strong acids, strong bases, alkali metals

Hazardous decomposition products:
p-Chloroaniline, ammonia

Disposal considerations

Product:
Dispose of as waste requiring special control in accordance with the legal regulations issued by the appropriate local and national authorities.
Strictly controlled conditions during disposal or treatment to air, wastewater and waste.
Do not add wastewater to a biological wastewater treatment plant
Bring wastewater containing AOX for professional disposal.
Bring used exhaust air filter for incineration

Uncleaned packaging:
Do not reuse empty containers and dispose of in accordance with the regulations issued by the appropriate local authorities.

Waste Key Number:
The waste key number must be determined as per the European Waste Types List (decision on EU Waste Types List 2000/532/EC) in cooperation with the disposal firm / producing firm / official authority.