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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

4.1. Description of necessary first-aid measures:
General advice:
Under the shower: Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. including shoes.
Inhalation:
Inhalation of mists Move patient from contaminated area to fresh air. Oxygen or artificial respiration if needed. Keep under medical
surveillance. In case of problems : Hospitalise.
Skin contact:
Wash immediately, abundantly and thoroughly with water.
Eye contact:
Wash open eyes immediately, abundantly and thoroughly for at least 15 minutes. Consult an ophthalmologist.
Ingestion:
Do NOT induce vomiting. In case of problems : Consult a doctor.
Protection of first-aiders:
If entering a saturated atmosphere, wear a self contained breathing apparatus. Protective suit

Fire-fighting measures

5.1. Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media: Water spray, Dry powder, Carbon dioxide (CO2), Special foam for polar solvents
Unsuitable extinguishing media: High volume water jet
5.2. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture:
Flammable liquid (when hot), Thermal decomposition giving flammable and toxic products, Carbon monoxide
5.3. Advice for firefighters:
Specific methods:
Use water spray to cool unopened containers. Ensure containers can be rapidly moved. In case of fire nearby, remove exposed containers.
Special protective actions for fire-fighters:
In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus. Complete suit protecting against chemicals

Accidental release measures

6.1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:
Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Prohibit all sources of sparks and ignition - Do not smoke. Use personal
protective equipment. Avoid contact with skin and eyes and inhalation of vapours.
6.2. Environmental precautions:
Dam up with sand or inert earth (do not use combustible materials). Should not be released into the environment. Do not let product enter
drains.
6.3. Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up:
Recovery:
Pump into a labelled inert emergency tank. Moist product : absorb the remainder with an inert absorbent material.
Elimination:
Destroy the product by incineration (in accordance with local and national regulations).

Handling and storage

7.1. Precautions for safe handling:
Technical measures/Precautions:
Storage and handling precautions applicable to products: Liquid. Flammable (when hot). With vapours explosive in air. Irritant. Provide
appropriate exhaust ventilation at machinery. Provide showers, eye-baths. Provide water supplies near the point of use. Provide fire-blanket
nearby.
Safe handling advice:
Prohibit all sources of sparks and ignition - Do not smoke. Only use safety equipment. Provide waterproof electrical equipment.
Hygiene measures:
Do not smoke. Avoid inhalation of vapours. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.
Wash hands after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and protective equipment before entering eating areas.

7.2. Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities:
Store protected from moisture and heat. Remove all sources of ignition. Keep tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place. Provide
earthing and safe electrical equipment. Provide a catch-tank in a bunded area.
Incompatible products:
Powerful reducer Strong oxidizing agents Strong acids Acid anhydrides
Packaging material:
Recommended: Ordinary steel, Stainless steel

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
Not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
Not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
Not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.
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Not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.
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Exposure controls / personal protection

8.1. Control parameters:
Exposure Limit Values
Hexylene glycol Source Date Value type Value (ppm) Value (mg/m3) Remarks
ACGIH (US) 02 2012 Ceiling 25 – –

8.2. Exposure controls:
General protective measures: Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms.
Personal protective equipment:
Respiratory protection: Low concentrations or short activity: Mask with specific cartridge Recommended Filter type:
A2B2E2K2P3
High concentrations or prolonged activity: Self contained Breathing Apparatus
Hand protection: Gloves (PVC, neoprene)
According to permeation index EN 374: 1 (time elapsed > 10 mins)
Eye/face protection: Safety glasses
Skin and body protection: At the workplace : Protective clothing (cotton)
Intervention at incident: Waterproof suit

Stability and reactivity

10.2. Chemical stability:
The product is stable under normal handling and storage conditions.
10.3. Possibility of hazardous reactions: No data available.
10.4. Conditions to avoid:
Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
10.5. Incompatible materials to avoid:
Strong oxidizing agents, reducing agents, amines,strong acids and strong bases,, Acid anhydrides
10.6. Hazardous decomposition products:
At high temperature :, Thermal decomposition giving toxic and corrosive products :, Carbon oxides (by combustion), Nitrogen oxides (NOx)

Disposal considerations

Disposal of product: Destroy the product by incineration (in accordance with local and national regulations).
Disposal of packaging: Clean container with water. Recover waste water for processing later. Destroy packaging by
incineration at an approved waste disposal site.