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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Remove contaminated clothing.
If inhaled: Keep patient calm, remove to fresh air, seek medical attention.
On skin contact: Wash thoroughly with soap and water.
On contact with eyes: Wash affected eyes for at least 15 minutes under running water with eyelids held open.
On ingestion: Rinse mouth and then drink plenty of water.
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
Symptoms: No significant symptoms are expected due to the non-classification of the product.
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
Treatment: Symptomatic treatment (decontamination, vital functions).

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media: dry powder, foam
Unsuitable extinguishing media for safety reasons: carbon dioxide
Additional information: Avoid whirling up the material/product because of the danger of dust explosion.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
harmful vapours
Evolution of fumes/fog. The substances/groups of substances mentioned can be released in case of fire.

Advice for fire-fighters
Special protective equipment: Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus.
Further information: The degree of risk is governed by the burning substance and the fire conditions. Contaminated extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with official regulations. Dusty conditions may ignite explosively in the presence of an ignition source causing flash fire.

Accidental release measures

Avoid the formation and build-up of dust - danger of dust explosion. Dust in sufficient concentration can result in an explosive mixture in air. Handle to minimize dusting and eliminate open flame and other sources of ignition.

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures: Avoid dust formation. Use personal protective clothing.

Environmental precautions
Contain contaminated water/firefighting water. Do not discharge into drains/surface waters/groundwater.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
For small amounts: Pick up with suitable appliance and dispose of.
For large amounts: Contain with dust binding material and dispose of.
Avoid raising dust. Dispose of absorbed material in accordance with regulations.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling:
Provide exhaust ventilation.
Protection against fire and explosion:
Avoid dust formation. The product is capable of dust explosion. Take precautionary measures
against static discharges. Avoid all sources of ignition: heat, sparks, open flame.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities:
Suitable materials for containers: High density polyethylene (HDPE), Low density polyethylene (LDPE), Stainless steel 1.4361, Stainless steel 1.4539, Stainless steel 1.4306 (V2A), Stainless steel 1.4541, Stainless steel 1.4571, Stainless steel 1.4439, Stainless steel 1.4301 (V2), Stainless steel 1.4401
Further information on storage conditions: Keep container tightly closed and dry; store in a cool place.
The packed product is not damaged by low temperatures or by frost.
The packed product will not be damaged by high temperatures.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
Not applicable
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Class:
Not classified as a dangerous good under transport regulations
Packaging group:
Not applicable
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
Not applicable
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Class:
Not classified as a dangerous good under transport regulations
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
Not applicable
Proper shipping name and description:
Not applicable
Class:
Not classified as a dangerous good under transport regulations
Packaging group:
Not applicable
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
Not applicable
Proper shipping name and description:
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Class:
Not classified as a dangerous good under transport regulations
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Control parameters:
Components with occupational exposure limits: 141-53-7: Sodium formate; 497-19-8: sodium carbonate
PNEC
freshwater: 2 mg/l
marine water: 0.2 mg/l
intermittent release: 1 mg/l
sediment (freshwater): 24 mg/kg
STP: 100 mg/l
soil: 2.5 mg/kg
DNEL
worker:
Short-term exposure - systemic and local effects, Inhalation: 40 mg/m3
worker:
Long-term exposure- systemic effects, Inhalation: 40 mg/m3
worker:
Long-term exposure - local effects, Inhalation: 4 mg/m3
consumer:
Short-term exposure - systemic and local effects, Inhalation: 20 mg/m3
consumer:
Long-term exposure- systemic effects, Inhalation: 20 mg/m3
consumer:
Long-term exposure - local effects, Inhalation: 2 mg/m3
consumer:
Short-term exposure - systemic effects, oral: 85 mg/kg bw/day
consumer:
Long-term exposure- systemic effects, oral: 17 mg/kg bw/day

Exposure controls:
Personal protective equipment:
Respiratory protection: Suitable respiratory protection for lower concentrations or short-term effect: Particle filter with
medium efficiency for solid and liquid particles (e.g. EN 143 or 149, Type P2 or FFP2)
Hand protection:Chemical resistant protective gloves (EN 374)
Suitable materials also with prolonged, direct contact (Recommended: Protective index 6,
corresponding > 480 minutes of permeation time according to EN 374):
e.g. nitrile rubber (0.4 mm), chloroprene rubber (0.5 mm), polyvinylchloride (0.7 mm) and other
Supplementary note: The specifications are based on tests, literature data and information of glove
manufacturers or are derived from similar substances by analogy. Due to many conditions (e.g.
temperature) it must be considered, that the practical usage of a chemical-protective glove in
practice may be much shorter than the permeation time determined through testing.
Manufacturer's directions for use should be observed because of great diversity of types.

Eye protection: Safety glasses with side-shields (frame goggles) (e.g. EN 166)

Body protection: Body protection must be chosen depending on activity and possible exposure, e.g. apron, protecting
boots, chemical-protection suit (according to EN 14605 in case of splashes or EN ISO 13982 in case
of dust).

General safety and hygiene measures: Wearing of closed work clothing is recommended.

General safety and hygiene measures:
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wearing of closed work clothing is required additionally to the stated personal protection equipment.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity:
No hazardous reactions if stored and handled as prescribed/indicated.
Corrosion to metals: Corrodes metals in the presence of water or moisture.
Formation of flammable gases:
Remarks: Forms no flammable gases in the presence of water.

Chemical stability:
The product is stable if stored and handled as prescribed/indicated.

Possibility of hazardous reactions:
No hazardous reactions if stored and handled as prescribed/indicated. Dust explosion hazard.

Conditions to avoid:
Avoid humidity. Avoid dust formation.

Incompatible materials: Substances to avoid:
amphoteric metals, light metals

Hazardous decomposition products:
No hazardous decomposition products if stored and handled as prescribed/indicated.

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods: Must be disposed of or incinerated in accordance with local regulations.

Contaminated packaging:
Uncontaminated packaging can be re-used.
Packs that cannot be cleaned should be disposed of in the same manner as the contents.