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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Inhalation :
Get medical attention immediately. Call a poison center or physician. Remove victim
to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. If it is suspected
that fumes are still present, the rescuer should wear an appropriate mask or selfcontained
breathing apparatus. 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. Call a poison center or physician. Wash out
mouth with water. Remove dentures if any. Remove victim to fresh air and keep at
rest in a position comfortable for breathing. 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 :
Get medical attention immediately. Call a poison center or physician. Flush
contaminated skin with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.
Wash contaminated clothing thoroughly with water before removing it, or wear gloves.
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. Call a poison center or physician. 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.

Protection of first-aiders :
No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable training. If it is
suspected that fumes are still present, the rescuer should wear an appropriate mask
or self-contained breathing apparatus. It may be dangerous to the person providing
aid to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Wash contaminated clothing thoroughly
with water before removing it, or wear gloves.

Notes to physician :
Symptomatic treatment and supportive therapy as indicated. Following severe
exposure the patient should be kept under medical review for at least 48 hours.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media : User an extinguishing agent suitable for the surrounding file.

Special exposure hazards :
In a fire or if heated, a pressure increase will occur and the container may burst.
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.

Hazardous thermal decomposition products :
Decomposition products may include the following materials:
carbon dioxide
carbon monoxide
sulfur oxides

Special protective equipment for fire-fighters :
Fire-fighters should wear appropriate protective equipment and self-contained
breathing apparatus (SCBA) with a full face-piece operated in positive pressure mode
. Clothing for fire-fighters (including helmets, protective boots and gloves) conforming
to European standard EN 469 will provide a basic level of protection for chemical
incidents.

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. Do not breathe vapour or mist.
Provide adequate ventilation. Wear appropriate respirator when ventilation is
inadequate. Put on appropriate personal protective equipment.

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).

Methods for cleaning up :
Stop leak if without risk. Move containers from spill area. Approach the release from
upwind. Prevent entry into sewers, water courses, basements or confined areas.
Wash spillages into an effluent treatment plant or proceed as follows. 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. Dispose of via a licensed waste disposal contractor. Contaminated
absorbent material may pose the same hazard as the spilt product.

Handling and storage

Handling :
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. Remove contaminated clothing and protective equipment before entering
eating areas. Do not get in eyes or on skin or clothing. Do not breathe vapour or mist.
Do not ingest. If during normal use the material presents a respiratory hazard, use
only with adequate ventilation or wear appropriate respirator. Keep in the original
container or an approved alternative made from a compatible material, kept tightly
closed when not in use. Empty containers retain product residue and can be
hazardous. Do not reuse container.

Storage : Store in accordance with local regulations. 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. Store locked up. 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.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
2585
Shippingopen allclose all
Class:
8
Classification code:
C4
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
8
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
2585
Shippingopen allclose all
Class:
8
Classification code:
C4
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
8
Remarksopen allclose all

Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
2585
Proper shipping name and description:
ARYLSULPHONIC ACIDS, SOLID with no more than 5% free sulphuric acid
Chemical name:
NA
Class:
8
Packaging group:
III
EmS code:
F-A, S-B
Labels:
8
Remarksopen allclose all

Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
2585
Proper shipping name and description:
Arylsulphonic acids, solid with 5% or less sulphuric acid
Chemical name:
NA
Class:
8
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
8
Remarksopen allclose all
SpecialProvisionsopen allclose all

Exposure controls / personal protection

Occupational exposure controls :
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.

Environmental exposure controls :
Emissions from ventilation or work process equipment should be checked to ensure
they comply with the requirements of environmental protection legislation. In some
cases, fume scrubbers, filters or engineering modifications to the process equipment
will be necessary to reduce emissions to acceptable levels.

Respiratory protection :
In case of inadequate ventilation wear respiratory protection. 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.

Hand protection :
Chemical-resistant, impervious gloves complying with an approved standard should
be worn at all times when handling chemical products if a risk assessment indicates
this is necessary.

Eye protection : Safety eyewear complying with an approved standard should be used when a risk
assessment indicates this is necessary to avoid exposure to liquid splashes, mists,
gases or dusts.

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.
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

The product is stable.

Disposal considerations

Methods of disposal : The generation of waste should be avoided or minimised wherever possible.
Significant quantities of waste product residues should not be disposed of via the foul
sewer but processed in a suitable effluent treatment plant. Dispose of surplus and
non-recyclable products via a licensed waste disposal contractor. Disposal of this
product, solutions and any by-products should at all times comply with the
requirements of environmental protection and waste disposal legislation and any
regional local authority requirements.