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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

- May be slightly irritating to mucous membranes, eyes and skin.

General advice :
- Always observe self protection methods.
- Move out of dangerous area.
- Remove contaminated shoes and clothing.
- Show this material safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.

-Not expected to be an inhalation hazard under anticipated conditions of normal use of this material.
-Avoid inhalation of hot vapors or extremely high concentrations of aerosols
-Remove to fresh air.
-Consult a physician if necessary.
Skin contact:
-Wash skin with plenty of water

Eye contact:
- Flush eyes with water thoroughly and continuously for 15 minutes.
- Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do.
- If irritation persists get medical advice/attention...

Not expected to present a significant ingestion hazard under anticipated conditions of normal use.

Advice to Physician:
- Treat symptomatically. Treatment of overexposure should be directed at the control of
symptoms and the clinical condition of the patient.
- Monopropylene Glycol is only slightly irritating to mucous membranes and skin.
- It is also of low toxicity following acute ingestion.
- After absorption of high doses, systemic effects like CNS depression may occur.
- Hot vapors may cause lung damage.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media:
- SMALL FIRE: Use dry chemicals, CO2, water spray or alcohol-resistant foam.
- LARGE FIRE: Use water spray, water fog or alcohol-resistant foam.

Unsuitable Extinguishing Media:
- Do not use solid water stream.

Specific hazards during fire fighting :
- Heat from fire can generate flammable vapor.
- When mixed with air and exposed to ignition source, vapors can burn in open or explode if
- Vapors may be heavier than air. May travel long distances along the ground before igniting and
flashing back to vapor source.
- Fine sprays/mists may be combustible at temperatures below normal flash point.
- Fight fire from a safe distance/protected location.
- Heat may build enough pressure to rupture closed containers/spreading fire/increasing risk of
- Use water spray/fog for cooling. Avoid frothing/steam explosion. Burning liquid may float on
- Although water soluble, may not be practical to extinguish fire by water dilution.
- Notify authorities immediately if liquid enters sewer/public waters.

Special protective equipment for fire-fighters :
- In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

Accidental release measures

Environmental precautions:
- Try to prevent the material from entering drains or water courses.

Methods for cleaning up:
- Extinguish all ignition sources.
- Stop release; prevent flow to sewers/public waters.
- Notify fire and environmental authorities.
- Impound/recover large land spill; soak up small spill with inert solids.
- Soak up small spills with inert solids.
- Use suitable disposal containers.
- On water, material is soluble and may float or sink.
- Contain/collect rapidly to minimize
- Disperse residue to reduce aquatic harm.
- Report per regulatory requirements.

Handling and storage


Advice on safe handling:
- Handle empty containers with care - residue can burn if heated.
- Empty containers should be thoroughly rinsed with copious amounts of clean water.
- The rinse water can be used for makeup water for any necessary dilution of the concentrated
product before use, or it can be properly discarded

Advice on protection against fire and explosion :
- Normal measures for preventive fire protection.


Requirements for storage areas and containers:
- Keep container tightly closed.
- Protect from moisture.
- Store away from heat.
- Material can attack some forms of plastics.
- Do not store together with oxidizing and self-igniting products.

Advice on common storage:
- Carbon/Mild Steel, with suitable internal coating, or stainless steel.

Other data :
- No decomposition if stored and applied as directed.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

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Marine transport (IMDG)

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Air transport ICAO/IATA

This way of transportation is not supported by Lyondell Basell Industries.
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering measures:
-No special ventilation is recommended under anticipated conditions of normal use beyond that needed for normal comfort control.

Respiratory protection
- No personal respiratory protective equipment normally required.
- In an emergency, use supplied air or a self-contained breathing apparatus containing air,
operated in positive pressure mode which has been recommended or approved by an
appropriate agency.

Hand protection :
-Not normally considered a skin hazard.
-If protective gloves are used, the glove material must be resistant to the substance.
Glove material for example, Nitrile rubber/Nitrile latex (NBR); GESTIS substance database
(hazardous substance information system of commercial professional associations).

Eye protection :
- Safety glasses with side shields are recommended.

Skin and body protection :
- No special clothing/skin protection equipment is recommended under normal conditions of anticipated use.
- Where use can result in skin contact, practice good personal hygiene.

Hygiene measures :
- Selection of appropriate personal protective equipment should be based on an evaluation of the
performance characteristics of the protective equipment relative to the task(s) to be performed,
conditions present, duration of use, and the hazards and/or potential hazards that may be
encountered during use.
- Emergency eye wash fountains and safety showers should be available in the immediate vicinity
of any potential exposure.
- Use good personal hygiene practices.
- Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

Stability and reactivity

Conditions to avoid:
- High temperatures, oxidizing conditions.

Materials to avoid :
-Strong acids, Isocyanates, strong oxidizing agents.

Thermal decomposition :
- Note: Thermal decomposition may produce carbon monoxide and other toxic vapors.

Hazardous reactions:
- Carbon Monoxide and other toxic vapors.
- Note: This material is stable when properly handled and stored.

Disposal considerations

- Fire residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with
local regulations.
- Do not dispose of waste into sewer.
- Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with chemical or used container.
- Dispose of in compliance with respective national and local regulations