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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

- Description of first aid measures.

EYES: Irrigate copiously with clean, fresh water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical advice.

SKIN: Wash immediately with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. Wash contaminated clothing before using them again.

INHALATION: Remove to open air. If breathing is irregular, seek medical advice.

INGESTION: Obtain immediate medical attention. Induce vomiting only if indicated by the doctor. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

- Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed.

For symptoms and effects caused by the contained substances see chap. 11.

- Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed.

Follow doctor's orders.

Fire-fighting measures

- Extinguishing media.


The extinction equipment should be of the conventional kind: carbon dioxide, foam, powder and nebulised water.


None in particular.

- Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture.


Do not breathe combustion products (carbon oxide, toxic pyrolysis products, etc).

5.3. Advice for firefighters.


Use jets of water to cool the containers to prevent product decomposition and the development of substances potentially hazardous for health. Always wear full fire prevention gear. Collect extinguishing water to prevent it from draining into the sewer system. Dispose of contaminated water used for extinction and the remains of the fire according to applicable regulations.


Hardhat with visor, fireproof clothing (fireproof jacket and trousers with straps around arms, legs and waist), work gloves (fireproof, cut proof and dielectric), a depressurised mask with facemask covering the whole of the operator’s face or a self-respirator (self-protector) in the event of large quantities of fume.

Accidental release measures

- Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures.

Eliminate all sources of ignition (cigarettes, flames, sparks, etc.) from the leakage site. If there are no contraindications, spray solid products with water to prevent the formation of dust. Use breathing equipment if fumes or powders are released into the air. Block the leakage if there is no hazard. Do not handle damaged containers or the leaked product before donning appropriate protective gear. For information on risks for the environmental and health, respiratory tract protection, ventilation and personal protection equipment, see the other sections of this sheet.

- Environmental precautions.

The product must not penetrate the sewers, surface water, ground water and neighbouring areas.

- Methods and material for containment and cleaning up.

Use inert absorbent material (sand, vermiculite, diatomeous earth, Kieselguhr, etc.) to soak up leaked product. Collect the majority of the remaining material and deposit it in containers for disposal. If there are no contraindications, use jets of water to eliminate product residues.

Make sure the leakage site is well aired. Contaminated material should be disposed of in compliance with the provisions set forth in point 13.

Handling and storage

-. Precautions for safe handling.

Do not smoke while handling and use.

- Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities.

Store in a well ventilated place, keep far away from sources of heat, bright flames and sparks and other sources of ignition.

-. Specific end use(s).

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Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN: 3082
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Environmentally hazardous substance, liquid, N.O.S.
Label: 9
Special provisions / remarks
These goods must be transported by vehicles authorized to the carriage of dangerous goods according to the provisions set out in the current edition of the Code of International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) and in all the applicable national regulations.
These goods must be packed in their original packagings or in packagings made of materials resistant to their content and not reacting dangerously with it. People loading and unloading dangerous goods must be trained on all the risks deriving from these substances and on all actions that must be taken in case of emergency situations.
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
UN: 3082
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Environmentally hazardous substance, liquid, N.O.S.
Marine pollutant
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
UN: 3082
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Environmentally hazardous substance, liquid, N.O.S.
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure controls.

As the use of adequate technical equipment must always take priority over personal protection equipment, make sure that the workplace is well aired through effective local aspiration or bad air vent. If such operations do not make it possible to keep the concentration of the product below the permitted workplace exposure thresholds a suitable respiratory tract protection must be used. See product label for hazard details during use. Ask your chemical substance suppliers for advice when choosing personal protection equipment. Personal protection equipment must comply with the rules in force indicated below.


Protect hands with category II (ref. Directive 89/686/EEC and standard EN 374) work gloves, such as those in PVC, neoprene, nitryl or equivalent. The following should be considered when choosing work glove material: degradation, breakage times and permeation. Work glove resistance to preparations should be checked before use, as it can be unpredictable. Gloves’ limit depends on the duration of exposure.


Wear hood visor or protective visor together with airtight goggles (ref. standard EN 166).


Wear category II professional long-sleeved overalls and safety footwear (ref. Directive 89/686/CEE and standard EN 344). Wash body with soap and water after removing overalls.


If the threshold value for one or more of the substances present in the preparation for daily exposure in the workplace or to a fraction established by the company’s prevention and protection service is exceeded, wear a mask with an B or universal filter, the class (1, 2 or 3) of which must be chosen according to the limit concentration of use (ref. standard EN 141).

The use of breathing protection equipment, such as masks with organic vapour and dust/mist cartridges, is necessary in the absence of technical measures limiting worker exposure. The protection provided by masks is in any case limited.

If the substance in question is odourless or its olfactory threshold is higher than the relative exposure limit and in the event of an emergency, or when exposure levels are unknown or the concentration of oxygen in the workplace is less than 17% volume, wear self-contained, open-circuit compressed air breathing apparatus (ref. standard EN 137) or fresh air hose breathing apparatus for use with full face mask, half mask or mouthpiece (ref. standard EN 138).

An emergency eye washing and shower system must be provided. In the presence of risks

Stability and reactivity

- Reactivity.

There are no particular risks of reaction with other substances in normal conditions of use.

The product is stable in normal conditions of use and storage.

- Possibility of hazardous reactions.

No hazardous reactions are foreseeable in normal conditions of use and storage.

- Conditions to avoid.

None in particular, however the usual precautions used for chemical products should be respected.

- Incompatible materials.

Information not available.

- Hazardous decomposition products.

In the event of thermal decomposition or fire, vapours potentially dangerous to health may be released.

Disposal considerations

- Waste treatment methods.

Reuse, when possible. Product residues should be considered special hazardous waste. The hazard level of waste containing this product should be evaluated according to applicable regulations.

Disposal must be performed through an authorised waste management firm, in compliance with national and local regulations.


Contaminated packaging must be recovered or disposed of in compliance with national waste management regulations.