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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

- General advice:
Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
First aider needs to protect himself.
Place affected clothing in a sealed bag for subsequent decontamination.
Plan first aid action before beginning work with this product.
- Inhalation:
Move to fresh air.
Keep at rest.
Consult a physician if necessary.
- Skin contact:
Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately.
Wash off with plenty of water.
Wash immediately and thoroughly for a prolonged period (at least 15 minutes).
Consult a physician if necessary.
- Eye contact:
Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.
Get immediate medical advice/ attention.
- Ingestion:
Do NOT induce vomiting.
Do not give anything to drink.
Consult a physician if necessary.

Fire-fighting measures

- Extinguishing media:
Suitable: Water spray, Carbon dioxide (CO2), Foam
Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment.
Not suitable: High volume water jet
- Specific hazards:
On combustion, toxic gases are released.
Combustible solid.
Risk of dust explosion.
- Specific fire fighting methods:
Use appropriate means for fighting adjacent fires.
Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
- Protection of fire-fighters:
Special protective equipment for firefighters
Self-contained breathing apparatus (EN 133)

Accidental release measures

- Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:
Avoid contact with the skin and the eyes.
Remove all sources of ignition.
Do not breathe dust.
Do not allow uncontrolled discharge of product into the environment.
Personal protective equipment
Wear suitable protective equipment.
Wear suitable gloves.
Boots
Eye/face protection
Mark the contaminated area with signs and prevent access to unauthorized personnel.
Signal word
Only qualified personnel equipped with suitable protective equipment may intervene.
Ventilate the area.
- Environmental precautions:
Dam up.
Do not allow uncontrolled discharge of product into the environment.
- Recovery:
Keep in properly labelled containers.
Plastic materials.
Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.
- Decontamination/cleaning:
Wash with caustic soda solution (2-5 % NaOH).
Wash off with plenty of water.
- Disposal:
Treat recovered material as described in the section "Disposal considerations".

Handling and storage

HANDLING
- Technical measures:
Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.
- Advice on safe handling and usage:
Avoid the formation or spread of mists in the atmosphere.
Avoid dust formation.
Use ventilation adequate to keep exposures below recommended exposure limits.
The product must only be handled by specifically trained employees.
Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.
- Hygiene measures:
Emergency equipment immediately accessible, with instructions for use.
Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.
Regular cleaning of equipment, work area and clothing.
Remove and wash contaminated clothing and gloves, including the inside, before re-use.
Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.
Use clean, well-maintained personal protection equipment.
Store personal protection equipment in a clean location away from the work area.
Keep working clothes separately.
Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product.
Shower or bathe at the end of working.
When using do not eat, drink or smoke.

STORAGE
- Technical measures:
The floor of the depot should be impermeable and designed to form a water-tight basin.
- Storage conditions:
Recommended:
Do not allow contact with air.
Protect against light.
Keep container tightly closed and dry.
Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition.
- Packaging Measures:
Packaging conditions: Store in original container, glass bottles
Packaging materials - Recommended: Polyethylene, Tinted glass.
Packaging materials - To be avoided: Aluminium and its alloys.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
3077
Shippingopen allclose all
Class:
9
Classification code:
Hazard identification number: 90
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
9
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
3077
Shippingopen allclose all
Class:
9
Classification code:
Hazard identification number: 90
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
9
Remarksopen allclose all

Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
3077
Proper shipping name and description:
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S. (HYDROQUINONE)
Chemical name:
HYDROQUINONE
Class:
9
Packaging group:
III
EmS code:
F-A, S-F
Labels:
9
Marine pollutant
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
3077
Proper shipping name and description:
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S. (HYDROQUINONE)
Chemical name:
HYDROQUINONE
Class:
9
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
9
Remarks
Passenger aircraft: Packing instruction: 911 - Maximum net quantity per package: 400 kg
Cargo aircraft : Packing instruction: 911 - Maximum net quantity per package: 400 kg
Environmentally hazardous mark: YES
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Exposure controls / personal protection

- Engineering measures:
Dust must be extracted directly at the point of origin.
Facilities and equipment easily cleanable.

- Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection:
Use a respirator with an approved filter if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary.
Handling product in bulk: Respirator with a particle filter (EN 143)
If vapour is released: Respirator with a vapour filter (EN 141), Respirator with a gas filter
Hand protection:
Glove material: Rubber gloves
Handling molten product:
Long sleeve gloves
The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it.
Please observe the instructions regarding permeability and breakthrough time which are provided by the supplier of the gloves. Also take into consideration the specific local conditions under which the product is used, such as the danger of cuts, abrasion, and the contact time.
Gloves should be discarded and replaced if there is any indication of degradation or chemical breakthrough.
Eye protection:
Safety glasses with side-shields
Handling molten product:
Goggles
Face-shield
Skin and body protection:
Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.
Handling molten product or in case of contact through splashing: full protective suit overall made of HYPALON or, failing this of PVC.
Hygiene measures:
Emergency equipment immediately accessible, with instructions for use.
Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location
Regular cleaning of equipment, work area and clothing.
Remove and wash contaminated clothing and gloves, including the inside, before re-use.
Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.
Use clean, well-maintained personal protection equipment.
Store personal protection equipment in a clean location away from the work area.
Keep working clothes separately.
Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product.
Shower or bathe at the end of working.
When using do not eat, drink or smoke.
Protective measures:
The protective equipment must be selected in accordance with current CEN standards and in cooperation with the supplier of the protective equipment.
Selection of appropriate personal protective equipment should be based on an evaluation of the performance characteristics of the protective equipment relative to the task(s) to be performed, conditions present, duration of use, and the potential hazards and/or risks that may occur during use.

- Environmental exposure controls:
General advice:
Dam up.
Do not allow uncontrolled discharge of product into the environment.

Stability and reactivity

- Reactivity: No hazards to be specially mentioned.
- Chemical stability: Stable at room temperature.
- Hazardous polymerisation does not occur.
- Conditions to avoid:
Heat, flames and sparks.
Static electricity
Avoid dust formation.
- Decomposition products: On combustion or on thermal decomposition (pyrolysis) releases:
Toxic Gas
(Carbon oxides (CO + CO2)).
(Phenol).

Disposal considerations

- Product Disposal:
Prohibition:
Should not be released into the environment.
Do not dispose of with domestic refuse.
Advice on Disposal:
Must be incinerated in a suitable incineration plant holding a permit delivered by the competent authorities.

- Advice on cleaning and disposal of packaging:
Measures for waste avoidance:
Do not dispose of the product at a rubbish tip.
Do not dispose of with domestic refuse.
Advice:
Cleaning is not required prior to disposal.
Other data:
Dispose of in accordance with local regulations.