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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General advice:

First Aid responders should pay attention to self-protection and use the recommended protective clothing (chemical resistant gloves, splash protection).  If potential for exposure exists refer to Section 8 for specific personal protective equipment.  

Inhalation: Move person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing; consult a physician.  

Skin contact: Wash off with plenty of water.  

Eye contact: Flush eyes thoroughly with water for several minutes.  Remove contact lenses after the initial 1-2 minutes and continue flushing for several additional minutes.  If effects occur, consult a physician, preferably an ophthalmologist.  

Ingestion: Rinse mouth with water.  No emergency medical treatment necessary.  

4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed:

Aside from the information found under Description of first aid measures (above) and Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed (below), any additional important symptoms and effects are described in Section 11: Toxicology Information.

4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

Notes to physician: No specific antidote.  Treatment of exposure should be directed at the control of symptoms and the clinical condition of the patient.  

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media:

Suitable extinguishing media: Alcohol-resistant foam.  Dry sand.  Dry chemical.  

Unsuitable extinguishing media: High volume water jet.  Do not use direct water stream..  

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Hazardous combustion products: Silicon oxides.  Carbon oxides.  

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Flash back possible over considerable distance..  Exposure to combustion products may be a hazard to health..  Closed containers may rupture via pressure build-up when exposed to fire or extreme heat..  Fire burns more vigorously than would be expected..  Vapours may form explosive mixtures with air..  

Advice for firefighters

Fire Fighting Procedures: Use water spray to cool unopened containers..  Evacuate area..  Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately. This must not be discharged into drains..  Fire residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations..  Use water spray to cool fire exposed containers and fire affected zone until fire is out and danger of reignition has passed..  Do not use a solid water stream as it may scatter and spread fire..  

Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment.  Remove undamaged containers from fire area if it is safe to do so.  

Special protective equipment for firefighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary..  Use personal protective equipment..  

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures: Remove all sources of ignition.  Follow safe handling advice and personal protective equipment recommendations.  

Environmental precautions: Discharge into the environment must be avoided.  Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.  Prevent spreading over a wide area (e.g. by containment or oil barriers).  Retain and dispose of contaminated wash water.  Local authorities should be advised if significant spillages cannot be contained.  

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up: Non-sparking tools should be used.  Soak up with inert absorbent material.  Suppress (knock down) gases/vapours/mists with a water spray jet.  Clean up remaining materials from spill with suitable absorbant.  Local or national regulations may apply to releases and disposal of this material, as well as those materials and items employed in the cleanup of releases. You will need to determine which regulations are applicable.  For large spills, provide dyking or other appropriate containment to keep material from spreading. If dyked material can be pumped, store recovered material in appropriate container.  Dispose of saturated absorbent or cleaning materials appropriately, since spontaneous heating may occur.  

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling: Keep container tightly closed.  Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.  Take precautionary measures against static discharges.  Take care to prevent spills, waste and minimize release to the environment.  Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.  CONTAINERS MAY BE HAZARDOUS WHEN EMPTY.  Since emptied containers retain product residue follow all (M)SDS and label warnings even after container is emptied.  

Use with local exhaust ventilation.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities: Keep in properly labelled containers.  Keep tightly closed.  Keep in a cool, well-ventilated place.  Store in accordance with the particular national regulations.  Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.  

Do not store with the following product types:  Strong oxidizing agents.  Explosives.  Gases.  

Unsuitable materials for containers: None known.

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering controls: Use local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to maintain airborne levels below exposure limit requirements or guidelines.  If there are no applicable exposure limit requirements or guidelines, general ventilation should be sufficient for most operations.  Local exhaust ventilation may be necessary for some operations.  

Individual protection measures

Eye/face protection: Use safety glasses (with side shields).  Safety glasses (with side shields) should be consistent with EN 166 or equivalent.  

Skin protection

Hand protection: Chemical protective gloves should not be needed when handling this material. Consistent with general hygienic practice for any material, skin contact should be minimized.  

Other protection: No precautions other than clean body-covering clothing should be needed.  

Respiratory protection: Respiratory protection should be worn when there is a potential to exceed the exposure limit requirements or guidelines. If there are no applicable exposure limit requirements or guidelines, wear respiratory protection when adverse effects, such as respiratory irritation or discomfort have been experienced, or where indicated by your risk assessment process.  For most conditions no respiratory protection should be needed;  however, if discomfort is experienced, use an approved air-purifying respirator.  

Use the following CE approved air-purifying respirator:  Organic vapor cartridge, type A (boiling point >65 ºC, meeting standard EN 14387).  

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity: Not classified as a reactivity hazard.  

Chemical stability: Stable under normal conditions.  

Possibility of hazardous reactions: Can react with strong oxidizing agents.  Vapours may form explosive mixture with air.  Combustible liquid.  

Conditions to avoid: Heat, flames and sparks.  

Incompatible materials: Avoid contact with oxidizing materials.  

Hazardous decomposition products:

Decomposition products can include and are not limited to:  Formaldehyde.  

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods

Do not dump into any sewers, on the ground, or into any body of water.  This product, when being disposed of in its unused and uncontaminated state should be treated as a hazardous waste according to EC Directive 2008/98/EC.  Any disposal practices must be in compliance with all national and provincial laws and any municipal or local by-laws governing hazardous waste.  For used, contaminated and residual materials additional evaluations may be required.  

The definitive assignment of this material to the appropriate EWC group and thus its proper EWC code will depend on the use that is made of this material. Contact the authorized waste disposal services.