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First-aid measures

General information
If exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. If you feel unwell, seek medical advice (show the label where possible). Ensure that medical personnel are aware of the material(s) involved, and take precautions to protect themselves. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.

4.1. Description of first aid measures
Inhalation Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Oxygen or artificial respiration if needed. Call a poison centre or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
Skin contact : Remove contaminated clothing immediately and wash skin with soap and water. In case of eczema or other skin disorders: Seek medical attention and take along these instructions.
Eye contact : Do not rub eyes. Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Get medical attention immediately.
Ingestion : Rinse mouth. If vomiting occurs, keep head low so that stomach content doesn't get into the lungs. Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell.

4.2. Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed Severe eye irritation. Symptoms may include stinging, tearing, redness, swelling, and blurred vision. Permanent eye damage including blindness could result. May cause an allergic skin reaction. Dermatitis. Rash.

4.3. Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed Provide general supportive measures and treat symptomatically. Keep victim warm. Keep victim under observation. Symptoms may be delayed.

Fire-fighting measures

5.1. Extinguishing media
No unusual fire or explosion hazards noted.
Suitable extinguishing media : Water fog. Foam. Dry chemical powder. Carbon dioxide (CO2).
Unsuitable extinguishing media : Do not use water jet as an extinguisher, as this will spread the fire.

5.2. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
During fire, gases hazardous to health may be formed.

5.3. Advice for firefighters
Special protective equipment for firefighters : Self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing must be worn in case of fire.
Special fire fighting procedures : Use water spray to cool unopened containers.
Specific methods : Use standard firefighting procedures and consider the hazards of other involved materials.

Accidental release measures

6.1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
For non-emergency personnel : Keep unnecessary personnel away. Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak. Wear appropriate protective equipment and clothing during clean-up. Avoid inhalation of dust. Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Ensure adequate ventilation. Local authorities should be advised if significant spillages cannot be contained. For personal protection, see section 8 of the SDS.
For emergency responders : Keep unnecessary personnel away. Use personal protection recommended in Section 8 of the SDS.

6.2. Environmental precautions
Avoid release to the environment. Inform appropriate managerial or supervisory personnel of all environmental releases. Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Avoid discharge into drains, water courses or onto the ground.

6.3. Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Avoid dispersal of dust in the air (i.e., clearing dust surfaces with compressed air). Prevent entry into waterways, sewer, basements or confined areas. Stop the flow of material, if this is without risk
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Large Spills: Wet down with water and dike for later disposal. Shovel the material into waste container. Following product recovery, flush area with water.

Small Spills: Sweep up or vacuum up spillage and collect in suitable container for disposal. Clean surface thoroughly to remove residual contamination.
Never return spills to original containers for re-use.

6.4. Reference to other sections
For personal protection, see section 8 of the SDS. For waste disposal, see section 13 of the SDS.

Handling and storage

7.1. Precautions for safe
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read handling and understood. Minimise dust generation and accumulation. Do not get this material in contact with eyes. Do not taste or swallow. Avoid breathing dust. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid prolonged exposure. When using, do not eat, drink or smoke. Pregnant or breastfeeding women must not handle this product. Should be handled in closed systems, if possible. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Avoid release to the environment. Observe good industrial hygiene practices.

7.2. Conditions for safe
Store locked up. Store in tightly closed container. Store in a well-ventilated place. Store away from storage, including any incompatible materials (see Section 10 of the SDS). incompatibilities

7.3. Specific end use(s)
Not available.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN3077
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Environmentally hazardous substance, solid, n.o.s. (Cobalt, borate propionate complexes) name
Chemical name:
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes
Language:
English
Class or division:
Class 9: Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles, including environmentally hazardous substances
Packing group:
Packing group III: Substances presenting low danger
Special provisions / remarks
Special provisions:
Read safety instructions, SDS and emergency procedures before handling.
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
UN3077
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Environmentally hazardous substance, solid, n.o.s.
Chemical name:
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes
Language:
English
Class or division:
Class 9: Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles, including environmentally hazardous substances
Packing group:
Packing group III: Substances presenting low danger
Remarks:
Read safety instructions, SDS and emergency procedures before handling
Marine pollutant
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
UN3077
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Environmentally hazardous substance, solid, n.o.s.
Chemical name:
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes
Language:
English
Class or division:
Class 9: Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles, including environmentally hazardous substances
Packing group:
Packing group III: Substances presenting low danger
Special provisions / remarks
Special provisions:
Read safety instructions, SDS and emergency procedures before handling.
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Exposure controls / personal protection

8.1. Control parameters

Occupational exposure limits : Material / Type / Value

Croatia. Dangerous Substance Exposure Limit Values in the Workplace (ELVs), Annexes 1 and 2, Narodne Novine, 13/09 :
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5) TWA 0,1 mg/m3

Bulgaria. OELs. Regulation No 13 on protection of workers against risks of exposure to chemical agents at work ;
Material/Type /Value/
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5) MAC 0,1 mg/m3

Czech Republic. OELs. Government Decree 361
Material/Type /Value/Form
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5) Ceiling 0,1 mg/m3 Aerosol, inhalable.
TWA 0,05 mg/m3 Aerosol, inhalable.

Denmark. Exposure Limit Values
Material Type Value
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5)
TLV 0,01 mg/m3

Estonia. OELs. Occupational Exposure Limits of Hazardous Substances. (Annex of Regulation No. 293 of 18 September 2001)

Material Type Value
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5) TWA 0,05 mg/m3

Greece. OELs (Decree No. 90/1999, as amended)
Material Type Value
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5) TWA 0,1 mg/m3

Hungary. OELs. Joint Decree on Chemical Material Safety of Workplaces Type Value
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5)
STEL 0,4 mg/m3
TWA 0,1 mg/m3

Iceland. OELs. Regulation 154/1999 on occupational exposure limits
Material Type Value Form
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5)
TWA 0,02 mg/m3 Dust and fume.

Ireland. Occupational Exposure Limits
Material Type Value
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5) TWA 0,02 mg/m3

Material Type Value
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5) TWA 0,02 mg/m3

Italy. Occupational Exposure Limits
Material Type Value
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5) TWA 0,05 mg/m3

Lithuania. OELs. Limit Values for Chemical Substances, General Requirements
Material Type Value
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5) TWA 0,02 mg/m3

Poland. Ordinance of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy on 6 June 2014 on the maximum permissible concentrations and intensities of harmful health factors in the work environment, Journal of Laws 2014, item 817
Material Type Value
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5) TWA 0,02 mg/m3

Portugal. VLEs. Norm on occupational exposure to chemical agents (NP 1796)
Material Type Value
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5)

Spain. Occupational Exposure Limits TWA 0,05 mg/m3
Material Type Value
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5) TWA 0,02 mg/m3

Slovakia. OELs. Regulation No. 300/2007 concerning protection of health in work with chemical agents

Sweden. OELs. Work Environment Authority (AV), Occupational Exposure Limit Values (AFS 2015:7)
Material Type Value Form
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5) TWA 0,02 mg/m3 Inhalable dust.

Switzerland. SUVA Grenzwerte am Arbeitsplatz
Material Type Value Form
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5) TWA 0,05 mg/m3 Inhalable fraction.

UK. EH40 Workplace Exposure Limits (WE Material Ls) Type Value
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5) TWA 0,1 mg/m3

Biological limit values

Finland. HTP-arvot, App 2., Biological Limit Values, (BRA/BGV) , Social Affairs and Ministry of Health
Material Value Determinant Specimen Sampling Time
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5) 130 nmol/l Cobalt Urine
* For sampling details, please see the source document.

France. Biological indicators of exposure (IBE) (National Institute for Research and Security (INRS, ND 2065)
Material Value Determinant Specimen Sampling Time
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5) 15 µg/l Cobalt Urine
France. Biological indicators of exposure (IBE) (National Institute for Research and Security (INRS, ND 2065) Material Value Determinant Specimen Sampling Time
1 µg/l Cobalt Blood
* For sampling details, please see the source document.

Hungary. Chemical Safety at Workplace Ordinance Joint Decree No. 25/2000 (Annex 2): Permissible limit values of biological exposure (effect) indices
Material Value Determinant Specimen Sampling Time
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5) 0,03 mg/g Cobalt Creatinine in urine 0,058 μmol/mmol
Cobalt Creatinine in urine
* For sampling details, please see the source document.

Spain. Biological Limit Values (VLBs), Occupational Exposure Limits for Chemical Agents, Table 4
Material Value Determinant Specimen Sampling Time
Cobalt, borate propionate complexes (CAS 91782-61-5) 15 µg/l Cobalto Urine 1 µg/l
Cobalto Blood
* - For sampling details, please see the source document.
Recommended monitoring procedures Follow standard monitoring procedures.

Derived no effect levels : (DNELs) Not available.

Predicted no effect concentrations (PNECs) : Not available.

8.2. Exposure controls

Appropriate engineering controls
Good general ventilation should be used. Ventilation rates should be matched to conditions. If applicable, use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to maintain airborne levels below recommended exposure limits. If exposure limits have not been established, maintain airborne levels to an acceptable level. Provide eyewash station.

Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment
General information
Use personal protective equipment as required. Personal protection equipment should be chosen according to the CEN standards and in discussion with the supplier of the personal protective equipment.
Eye/face protection
Skin protection : Wear safety glasses with side shields (or goggles) and a face shield.
- Hand protection: Wear appropriate chemical resistant gloves.
- Other: Wear appropriate chemical resistant clothing. Use of an impervious apron is recommended.
Respiratory protection : In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.
Thermal hazards : Wear appropriate thermal protective clothing, when necessary.
Hygiene measures : Observe any medical surveillance requirements. Keep away from food and drink. Always observe good personal hygiene measures, such as washing after handling the material and before eating, drinking, and/or smoking. Routinely wash work clothing and protective equipment to remove contaminants. Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.
Environmental exposure controls : Inform appropriate managerial or supervisory personnel of all environmental releases. Emissions from ventilation or work process equipment should be checked to ensure they comply with the requirements of environmental protection legislation. Fume scrubbers, filters or engineering modifications to the process equipment may be necessary to reduce emissions to acceptable levels.

Stability and reactivity

10.1. Reactivity
The product is stable and non-reactive under normal conditions of use, storage and transport.

10.2. Chemical stability
Material is stable under normal conditions.

10.3. Possibility of hazardous reactions
No dangerous reaction known under conditions of normal use.

10.4. Conditions to avoid
Avoid temperatures exceeding the decomposition temperature. Contact with incompatible materials.

10.5. Incompatible materials
Strong oxidising agents.

10.6. Hazardous decomposition products
No hazardous decomposition products are known.

Disposal considerations

Residual waste
Dispose of in accordance with local regulations. Empty containers or liners may retain some product residues. This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe manner (see: Disposal instructions).

Contaminated packaging
Since emptied containers may retain product residue, follow label warnings even after container is emptied. Empty containers should be taken to an approved waste handling site for recycling or disposal.

EU waste code
The Waste code should be assigned in discussion between the user, the producer and the waste disposal company.

Disposal methods/information
Collect and reclaim or dispose in sealed containers at licensed waste disposal site. Do not allow this material to drain into sewers/water supplies. Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with chemical or used container. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Special precautions Dispose in accordance with all applicable regulations.