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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

IInhalation:
Get medical attention immediately. Move exposed person to fresh
air. If it is suspected that fumes are still present, the rescuer should
wear an appropriate mask or self-contained breathing apparatus.
Keep person warm and at rest. If not breathing, if breathing is
irregular or if respiratory arrest occurs, provide artificial respiration
or oxygen by trained personnel. It may be dangerous to the person
providing aid to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. If unconscious,
place in recovery position and get medical attention immediately.
Maintain an open airway. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie,
belt or waistband.
Ingestion:
Get medical attention immediately. Wash out mouth with water.
Move exposed person to fresh air. Keep person warm and at rest.
If material has been swallowed and the exposed person is
conscious, give small quantities of water to drink. Stop if the
exposed person feels sick as vomiting may be dangerous. Do not
induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. If
vomiting occurs, the head should be kept low so that vomit does not
enter the lungs. Chemical burns must be treated promptly by a
physician. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
If unconscious, place in recovery position and get medical attention
immediately. Maintain an open airway. Loosen tight clothing such
as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.
Skin contact:
attention immediately. Flush contaminated skin with
plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.
Continue to rinse for at least 10 minutes. Chemical burns must be
treated promptly by a physician. Wash clothing before reuse.
Clean shoes thoroughly before reuse.
Eye contact:
Get medical attention immediately. Immediately flush eyes with
plenty of water, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids.
Check for and remove any contact lenses. Continue to rinse for at
least 10 minutes. Chemical burns must be treated promptly by a
physician.
Notes to physician:
Basic aid, decontamination, symptomatic treatment.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media
Suitable: Use dry chemical, CO2, water spray (fog) or foam.
Not suitable: Do not use water jet.
Special exposure hazards: Combustible liquid. In a fire or if heated, a pressure increase will
occur and the container may burst, with the risk of a subsequent
explosion.
Promptly isolate the scene by removing all persons from the vicinity
of the incident if there is a fire. No action shall be taken involving
any personal risk or without suitable training. Move containers from
fire area if this can be done without risk. Use water spray to keep
fire-exposed containers cool.
Hazardous combustion products:
Decomposition products may include the following materials:
carbon oxides
Special protective equipment for fire-fighters:
Fire-fighters should wear appropriate protective equipment and selfcontained
breathing apparatus (SCBA) with a full face-piece
operated in positive pressure mode.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions:
No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without
suitable training. Evacuate surrounding areas. Keep unnecessary
and unprotected personnel from entering. Do not touch or walk
through spilt material. Shut off all ignition sources. No flares,
smoking or flames in hazard area. Avoid breathing vapour or mist.
Provide adequate ventilation. Put on appropriate personal protective
equipment (see section 8).
Environmental precautions:
Avoid dispersal of spilt material and runoff and contact with soil,
waterways, drains and sewers. Inform the relevant authorities if the
product has caused environmental pollution (sewers, waterways, soil
or air).
Large spill:
Stop leak if without risk. Move containers from spill area. Prevent
entry into sewers, water courses, basements or confined areas.
Contain and collect spillage with non-combustible, absorbent
material e.g. sand, earth, vermiculite or diatomaceous earth and
place in container for disposal according to local regulations (see
section 13). Use spark-proof tools and explosion-proof equipment.
Dispose of via a licensed waste disposal contractor. Contaminated
absorbent material may pose the same hazard as the spilt product.
Note: see section 1 for emergency contact information and section
13 for waste disposal.
Small spill:
Stop leak if without risk. Move containers from spill area. Dilute with
water and mop up if water-soluble or absorb with an inert dry
material and place in an appropriate waste disposal container. Use
spark-proof tools and explosion-proof equipment. Dispose of via a
licensed waste disposal contractor.

Handling and storage

Handling (m-Cresol pure):
Put on appropriate personal protective equipment (see section 8).
Eating, drinking and smoking should be prohibited in areas where
this material is handled, stored and processed. Workers should
wash hands and face before eating, drinking and smoking. Do not
get in eyes or on skin or clothing. Do not breathe vapour or mist. Do
not ingest. Use only with adequate ventilation. Wear appropriate
respirator when ventilation is inadequate. Do not enter storage
areas and confined spaces unless adequately ventilated. Keep in
the original container or an approved alternative made from a
compatible material, kept tightly closed when not in use. Store and
use away from heat, sparks, open flame or any other ignition
source. Use explosion-proof electrical (ventilating, lighting and
material handling) equipment. Use non-sparking tools. Take
precautionary measures against electrostatic discharges. To avoid
fire or explosion, dissipate static electricity during transfer by
earthing and bonding containers and equipment before transferring
material. Empty containers retain product residue and can be hazardous
Storage (m-Cresol pure):
Store in accordance with local regulations. Store in a segregated
and approved area. Store in original container protected from direct
sunlight in a dry, cool and well-ventilated area, away from
incompatible materials (see section 10) and food and drink.
Eliminate all ignition sources. Separate from oxidizing materials.
Keep container tightly closed and sealed until ready for use.
Containers that have been opened must be carefully resealed and
kept upright to prevent leakage. Do not store in unlabelled
containers. Use appropriate containment to avoid environmental
contamination.
Storage (m-Cresol 70):
Do not store below the following temperature: 10°C (50°F). Store in
accordance with local regulations. Store in a segregated and
approved area. Store in original container protected from direct
sunlight in a dry, cool and well-ventilated area, away from
incompatible materials (see section 10) and food and drink.
Eliminate all ignition sources. Separate from oxidizing materials.
Keep container tightly closed and sealed until ready for use.
Containers that have been opened must be carefully resealed and
kept upright to prevent leakage. Do not store in unlabelled
containers. Use appropriate containment to avoid environmental
contamination.
Packaging materials
Recommended: Use original container.
Remarks:
Vent waste air only via suitable separators or scrubbers.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
2076
Proper shipping name and description:
CRESOLS, LIQUID
Chemical name:
m-Cresol liquid
Language:
English
Class:
6.1
Classification code:
Hazard identification
number
68
Limited quantity
LQ17
Packaging group:
II
SpecialProvisionsopen allclose all

Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
2076
Proper shipping name and description:
CRESOLS, LIQUID
Chemical name:
m-Cresol liquid
Language:
English
Class:
6.1
Classification code:
Hazard identification
number
68
Limited quantity
LQ17
Packaging group:
II
Remarksopen allclose all

Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
2076
Proper shipping name and description:
CRESOLS, LIQUID
Chemical name:
m-Cresol liquid
Class:
6.1
Packaging group:
II
EmS code:
F-A, S-B
Remarksopen allclose all

Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
2076
Proper shipping name and description:
CRESOLS, LIQUID
Chemical name:
m-Cresol liquid
Class:
6.1
Packaging group:
II
Remarks
Toxic.
Corrosive.
Combustible.
Flash point (Closed cup): 86°C (DIN 51758)
Has an intense odour.
Keep separated from foodstuffs.

Additional transport information

Additional transport information
Passenger aircraft
609: 1 L
Cargo aircraft
611: 30 L

Exposure controls / personal protection

Risk management measures
Occupational exposure controls
Technical measures: If user operations generate dust, fumes, gas, vapour or mist, use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep worker exposure to airborne contaminants below any recommended or statutory limits.
In the case of cleaning and maintenance works, special procedures such as purging and washing shall be applied before the system is opened and entered.
Organisational measures: Only properly trained and authorised personnel shall handle the substance. Product-handling procedures shall be well documented.
Personal protection measures
Respiratory protection: Use a properly fitted, air-purifying or air-fed respirator complying with an approved standard if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary. Respirator selection must be based on known or anticipated exposure levels, the hazards of the product and the safe working limits of the selected respirator.
Recommended: Full mask with type ABEK filter
Hand protection: Chemical-resistant, impervious gloves complying with an approved standard should be worn at all times when handling chemical
products if product contact cannot be excluded. After contamination with product change the gloves immediately and dispose of them according to relevant national and local regulations Recommended: <1 hours (breakthrough time): Fluorinated rubber - FKM, Polychloroprene - CR, Polyvinyl chloride - PVC
Eye protection: Safety eyewear complying with an approved standard should be used to avoid exposure to liquid splashes, mists, gases or dusts.
Recommended: Tightly fitting safety goggles.
Skin protection: Personal protective equipment for the body should be selected based on the task being performed and the risks involved and
should be approved by a specialist before handling this product. Recommended: chemical-resistant protective suit.
Hygiene measures: Wash hands, forearms and face thoroughly after handling chemical products, before eating, smoking and using the lavatory and at the end of the working period. Appropriate techniques should be used to remove potentially contaminated clothing. Wash contaminated
clothing before reusing. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.

Stability and reactivity

Stability:
The product is stable.
Possibility of hazardous reactions:
Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous reactions
will not occur.
Conditions to avoid:
Avoid all possible sources of ignition (spark or flame). Do not
pressurise, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind or expose containers
to heat or sources of ignition.
Hazardous decomposition products:
Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous
decomposition products should not be produced.

Disposal considerations

Methods of disposal:
Examine possibilities for re-utilisation. Product residues and
uncleaned empty containers should be packaged, sealed, labelled,
and disposed of or recycled according to relevant national and local
regulations. Where large quantities are concerned, consult the
supplier. When uncleaned empty containers are passed on, the
recipient must be warned of any possible hazard that may be
caused by residues. For disposal within the EC, the appropriate
code according to the European Waste List (EWL) should be used.
It is among the tasks of the polluter to assign the waste to waste
codes specific to industrial sectors and processes according to the
European Waste List (EWL).
Hazardous waste:
The classification of the product may meet the criteria for a
hazardous waste.
Remarks: Any waste contaminated with this product must be incinerated.