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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures
Pay attention to self-protection.
Remove victims from hazardous area. Immediately remove soiled or soaked clothing and remove it to a safe distance. Keep victim warm, in a stabilized position and covered.
Do not leave victims unattended.
If the casualty is unconscious: Place the victim in the recovery position.

Inhalation
Inhalation is possible if aerosols, mists, dusts, or smoke form.
Move victims into fresh air.
With labored breathing: Provide with oxygen. Consult a doctor.
If the casualty is not breathing: Perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, notify emergency physician immediately.

Skin contact
Wash off affected area immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
With liposoluble substances, products, or preparations, continue decontamination with polyethylene glycol 400 after initial rinsing with water and then wash with water and soap.
If symptoms persist, consult a physician for treatment.

Eye contact
With eye held open, thoroughly rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least 10 minutes.
Consult an ophthalmologist immediately if the symptoms persist.
When dealing with caustic substances, notify emergency physician immediately (key words: burns in eye).

Ingestion
Rinse out mouth.
Immediately give large quantities of water to drink.
Consult a physician immediately.
When dealing with caustic substances, notify emergency physician immediately.

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
In case of substances with high water solubility, inhalation of vapors, aerosols, mists, and smoke from caustic substances, products, and preparations, as well as caustic gases, results in irritations up to formation of necrosis in the upper respiratory tract.
The initial focus is on the local action: signs of irritation of the respiratory tract such as coughing, burning behind the sternum, tears, burning in the eyes or nose.
There is a fundamental risk of acute toxic pulmonary edema!
In case of substances with low water solubility, only slight local irritations may appear at first, but after several hours of latency without symptoms, may develop into increasingly labored breathing and cyanosis as a result of a delayed pulmonary edema.
There is a danger of underestimating the severity of the intoxication!

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media
The product is not combustible., In case of fire in the surroundings:, Water spray, foam, CO2, dry powder.

Unsuitable extinguishing media
high volume water jet

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
The product itself does not burn.

Special protective equipment for fire-fighters
Wear suitable protective clothing.

Advice for firefighters
Water used to extinguish fire should not enter drainage systems, soil, or stretches of water Ensure there are sufficient retaining facilities for water used to extinguish fire. Contaminated fire-extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with the regulations issued by the appropriate local authorities.
Fire residues should be disposed of in accordance with the regulations.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Wear personal protective equipment.

Environmental precautions
Prevent product from entering drains.
Do not allow entrance in sewage water, soil or stretches of water.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
Use mechanical handling equipment.
After cleaning, flush away traces with water.

Handling and storage

Handling

Precautions for safe handling
Avoid dust formation.
Wear personal protective equipment.

Advice on protection against fire and explosion
No special precautions required.


Storage

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Unsuitable materials copper, brass, light metals

German storage class
13 - Non Combustible Solids

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

Proper shipping name and description:
Potassium carbonate
Chemical name:
Potassium carbonate
Language:
English
Remarks:
Not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.

Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

Proper shipping name and description:
Potassium carbonate
Chemical name:
Potassium carbonate
Language:
English
Remarks
Not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.

Marine transport (IMDG)

Proper shipping name and description:
Potassium carbonate
Chemical name:
Potassium carbonate
Remarks
Not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.

Air transport ICAO/IATA

Proper shipping name and description:
Potassium carbonate
Chemical name:
Potassium carbonate
Remarks
Not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Control parameters

CAS-No. 584-08-7 EC-No. 209-529-3
Control parameters 10 mg/m3 MAK(TRGS 900)
type of exposition Inhalable fraction.
Remarks General dust limiting value(s):


Control parameters
3 mg/m3 MAK(TRGS 900)
type of exposition as alveolar accessible part
Remarks General dust limiting value(s):



Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection
In case of dusts/vapours/aerosols being formed or if the limit values like TLV are exceeded:
use respiratory equipment with suitable filter or wear a self contained respiratory apparatus

Hand protection
Recommendation:
suitable protective gloves
Glove material butyl-rubber, PVC, Polychloroprene with natural-latex liner.
Material thickness 0,5 mm
Break through time > 480 min
Method DIN EN 374
Glove material nitrile rubber (Camatril, Tricotril, Dermatril), Fluorinated rubber (Vitoject)
Material thickness 0,35 - 0,4 mm
Break through time > 480 min
Method Source: KCL GmbH

Eye protection
safety glasses

Hygiene measures
Wash off immediately in the event of contact with the skin (rinsing agent: glycol polyethylene 400), rinse off afterwards with copious amounts of water.
No eating, drinking, smoking, or snuffing tobacco at work. Wash face and/or hands before break and end of work.
Take off clothing and shoes contaminated with product. Clean before reuse.
Avoid dust formation.

Protective measures
The personal protective equipment used must meet the requirements of directive 89/686/EEC and amendments (CE certification).

Stability and reactivity

Incompatible materials: acids

Further information: Exothermic reaction with acids; evolution of carbon dioxide.

Disposal considerations

No waste key number as per the European Waste Types List can be assigned to this product, since such classification is based on the (as yet undetermined) use to which the product is put by the consumer.
The waste key number must be determined as per the European Waste Types List (decision on EU Waste Types List 2000/532/EC) in cooperation with the disposal firm / producing firm / official authority.
Before disposal consult producer.
With respect to local regulations, e.g. dispose of to suitable waste incineration plant.