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First-aid measures

4.1 Description of first aid measures
Eye contact :
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water, occasionally lifting the upper and lower
eyelids. Check for and remove any contact lenses. Continue to rinse for at least 10
minutes. Get medical attention.

Inhalation : Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
If it is suspected that fumes are still present, the rescuer should wear an appropriate
mask or self-contained breathing apparatus. If not breathing, if breathing is irregular
or if respiratory arrest occurs, provide artificial respiration or oxygen by trained
personnel. It may be dangerous to the person providing aid to give mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation. Get medical attention. If necessary, call a poison center or physician.
If unconscious, place in recovery position and get medical attention immediately.
Maintain an open airway. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or
waistband. In the event of any complaints or symptoms, avoid further exposure.
Skin contact : Wash with plenty of soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.
Wash contaminated clothing thoroughly with water before removing it, or wear
gloves. Continue to rinse for at least 10 minutes. Get medical attention. In the
event of any complaints or symptoms, avoid further exposure. Wash clothing
before reuse. Clean shoes thoroughly before reuse.
Ingestion : Wash out mouth with water. Remove dentures if any. Remove victim to fresh air
and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. If material has been
swallowed and the exposed person is conscious, give small quantities of water to
drink. Stop if the exposed person feels sick as vomiting may be dangerous. Do not
induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. If vomiting occurs,
the head should be kept low so that vomit does not enter the lungs. Get medical
attention. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If unconscious,
place in recovery position and get medical attention immediately. Maintain an open
airway. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.
Protection of first-aiders : No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable training. If it
is suspected that fumes are still present, the rescuer should wear an appropriate
mask or self-contained breathing apparatus. It may be dangerous to the person
providing aid to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Wash contaminated clothing
thoroughly with water before removing it, or wear gloves.

4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
Potential acute health effects

Eye contact : Causes serious eye irritation.

Inhalation : May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled.

Skin contact : Causes skin irritation. May cause an allergic skin reaction.

Ingestion : Irritating to mouth, throat and stomach.

Over-exposure signs/symptoms

Eye contact :
Adverse symptoms may include the following:
pain or irritation
watering
redness

Inhalation :
Adverse symptoms may include the following:
wheezing and breathing difficulties
asthma
reduced fetal weight
increase in fetal deaths
skeletal malformations

Skin contact :
Adverse symptoms may include the following:
irritation
redness
reduced fetal weight
increase in fetal deaths
skeletal malformations
Ingestion :
Adverse symptoms may include the following:
reduced fetal weight
increase in fetal deaths
skeletal malformations


4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
Notes to physician : Treat symptomatically. Contact poison treatment specialist immediately if large
quantities have been ingested or inhaled.
Specific treatments : No specific treatment.


Fire-fighting measures

5.1 Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media : Use an extinguishing agent suitable for the surrounding fire.
Unsuitable extinguishing media : None known.

5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Hazards from the substance or mixture : This material is very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Fire water contaminated with this material must be contained and prevented from being discharged to any waterway, sewer or drain.
Hazardous combustion products: Decomposition products may include the following materials:
sulfur oxides ; metal oxide/oxides

5.3 Advice for firefighters
Special precautions for fire-fighters: Promptly isolate the scene by removing all persons from the vicinity of the incident if there is a fire. No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable training.
Special protective equipment for fire-fighters: Fire-fighters should wear appropriate protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) with a full face-piece operated in positive pressure mode. Clothing for fire-fighters (including helmets, protective boots and gloves) conforming to European standard EN 469 will provide a basic level of protection for
chemical incidents.

Accidental release measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
For non-emergency personnel : No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable training. Evacuate surrounding areas. Keep unnecessary and unprotected personnel from entering. Do not touch or walk through spilled material. Provide adequate
ventilation. Wear appropriate respirator when ventilation is inadequate. Put on
appropriate personal protective equipment.
For emergency responders : If specialised clothing is required to deal with the spillage, take note of any information on suitable and unsuitable materials. See also the
information in "For non-emergency personnel".

6.2 Environmental precautions :
Avoid dispersal of spilled material and runoff and contact with soil, waterways,
drains and sewers. Inform the relevant authorities if the product has caused
environmental pollution (sewers, waterways, soil or air). Water polluting material.
May be harmful to the environment if released in large quantities. Collect spillage.

6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Small spill : Move containers from spill area. Avoid dust generation. Do not dry sweep.
Vacuum dust with equipment fitted with a HEPA filter and place in a closed, labeled
waste container. Place spilled material in a designated, labeled waste container.
Dispose of via a licensed waste disposal contractor.
Large spill : Move containers from spill area. Approach release from upwind. Prevent entry into
sewers, water courses, basements or confined areas. Avoid dust generation. Do
not dry sweep. Vacuum dust with equipment fitted with a HEPA filter and place in a
closed, labeled waste container. Dispose of via a licensed waste disposal contractor.

6.4 Reference to sections SDS: See Section 1 for emergency contact information.
sections See Section 8 for information on appropriate personal protective equipment.
See Section 13 for additional waste treatment information.

Handling and storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling
Protective measures : Put on appropriate personal protective equipment (see Section 8). Persons with a history of skin sensitization problems or asthma, allergies or chronic or recurrent
respiratory disease should not be employed in any process in which this product is
used. Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use. Avoid exposure
during pregnancy. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and
understood. Do not get in eyes or on skin or clothing. Do not ingest. Avoid release
to the environment. Use only with adequate ventilation. Wear appropriate
respirator when ventilation is inadequate. Keep in the original container or an
approved alternative made from a compatible material, kept tightly closed when not
in use. Empty containers retain product residue and can be hazardous. Do not
reuse container.
Advice on general occupational hygiene: Eating, drinking and smoking should be prohibited in areas where this material is handled, stored and processed. Workers should wash hands and face before eating, drinking and smoking. Remove contaminated clothing and protective
equipment before entering eating areas. See also Section 8 SDS for additional
information on hygiene measures.
7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities : Store on a liquid tight surface, provided with a collection system for the drainage water.


Seveso II Directive - Reporting thresholds (in tonnes)
Danger criteria

Category / Notification and MAPP threshold / Safety report threshold

E1: Hazardous to the aquatic environment - Acute 1 or Chronic 1 / 100 / 200
C2: Toxic / 50 / 200
C9i: Very toxic for the environment / 100 / 200

Packaging materials : This material is delivered in bulk. No specific packaging is required but avoid dusty conditions and avoid exposure.

7.3 Specific end use(s)

Recommendations : Not available.
Industrial sector specific solutions: Not available.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN3077
Proper shipping name and description:
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S. (Nickel arsenide (NiAs), nickel subsulphide)
Packaging group:
III
SpecialProvisionsopen allclose all

Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
UN3077
Proper shipping name and description:
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S. (Nickel arsenide (NiAs), nickel subsulphide)
Packaging group:
III
Remarksopen allclose all

Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
UN3077
Proper shipping name and description:
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S. (Nickel arsenide (NiAs), nickel subsulphide).
Marine pollutant (Nickel arsenide (NiAs), nickel subsulphide)
Packaging group:
III
Remarksopen allclose all

Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
UN3077
Proper shipping name and description:
Environmentally hazardous substance, solid, n.o.s. (Nickel arsenide (NiAs), nickel subsulphide)
Packaging group:
III
Remarksopen allclose all
SpecialProvisionsopen allclose all

Exposure controls / personal protection

8.1 Control parameters
Occupational exposure limits
Product/ingredient name : nickel arsenide
Exposure limit values
Lijst Grenswaarden / Valeurs Limites (Belgium, 11/2011).
TWA: 0.01 mg/m³, (as As) 8 hours.
Product/ingredient name : trinickel disulfide
Exposure limit values :
Lijst Grenswaarden / Valeurs Limites (Belgium, 11/2011).
TWA: 0.1 mg/m³, (as Ni) 8 hours.
Product/ingredient name : lead sulphide
Exposure limit values
EU OEL (Europe, 12/2009). Notes: list of binding occupational
exposure limit values
TWA: 0.15 mg/m³ 8 hours.
Product/ingredient name : tricopper arsenide
Exposure limit values
Lijst Grenswaarden / Valeurs Limites (Belgium, 11/2011).
Notes: As As
TWA: 0.01 mg/m³, (as As) 8 hours.
Product/ingredient name : cobalt arsenide
Exposure limit values
Lijst Grenswaarden / Valeurs Limites (Belgium, 11/2011).
TWA: 0.01 mg/m³, (as As) 8 hours.

Recommended monitoring procedures ::
If this product contains ingredients with exposure limits, personal, workplace
atmosphere or biological monitoring may be required to determine the effectiveness
of the ventilation or other control measures and/or the necessity to use respiratory
protective equipment. Reference should be made to monitoring standards, such as
the following: European Standard EN 689 (Workplace atmospheres - Guidance for
the assessment of exposure by inhalation to chemical agents for comparison with
limit values and measurement strategy) European Standard EN 14042 (Workplace
atmospheres - Guide for the application and use of procedures for the assessment
of exposure to chemical and biological agents) European Standard EN 482
(Workplace atmospheres - General requirements for the performance of procedures
for the measurement of chemical agents) Reference to national guidance
documents for methods for the determination of hazardous substances will also be
required.

Derived effect levels
No DELs available.

Predicted effect concentrations
No PECs available.

8.2 Exposure controls

Appropriate engineering controls: Use only with adequate ventilation. If user operations generate dust, fumes, gas, vapor or mist, use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep worker exposure to airborne contaminants below any
recommended or statutory limits.

Individual protection measures
Hygiene measures : Eating, drinking and smoking should be prohibited in areas where this material is
handled, stored and processed.
Eye/face protection : Safety eyewear complying with an approved standard should be used when a risk assessment indicates this is necessary to avoid exposure to liquid splashes, mists,
gases or dusts. If contact is possible, the following protection should be worn,
unless the assessment indicates a higher degree of protection: chemical splash
goggles.

Skin protection

Hand protection :
Chemical-resistant, impervious gloves complying with an approved standard should
be worn at all times when handling chemical products if a risk assessment indicates
this is necessary. Considering the parameters specified by the glove manufacturer,
check during use that the gloves are still retaining their protective properties. It
should be noted that the time to breakthrough for any glove material may be
different for different glove manufacturers. In the case of mixtures, consisting of
several substances, the protection time of the gloves cannot be accurately
estimated. > 8 hours (breakthrough time): leather gloves

Body protection :
Personal protective equipment for the body should be selected based on the task
being performed and the risks involved and should be approved by a specialist
before handling this product.

Other skin protection :
Appropriate footwear and any additional skin protection measures should be
selected based on the task being performed and the risks involved and should be
approved by a specialist before handling this product.

Respiratory protection :
Use a properly fitted, particulate filter respirator complying with an approved
standard if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary. Respirator selection must
be based on known or anticipated exposure levels, the hazards of the product and
the safe working limits of the selected respirator. Recommended: (Type P3 - EN
140-143 or EN 149)

Environmental exposure controls : Emissions from ventilation or work process equipment should be checked to ensure they comply with the requirements of environmental protection legislation. In some cases, fume scrubbers, filters or engineering modifications to the process
equipment will be necessary to reduce emissions to acceptable levels.

Stability and reactivity

10.1 Reactivity : No specific test data related to reactivity available for this product or its ingredients.
10.2 Chemical stability : The product is stable.
10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions : Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous reactions will not occur.
10.4 Conditions to avoid : No specific data.
10.5 Incompatible materials : No specific data.
10.6 Hazardous decomposition products : Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous decomposition products should not be produced.

Disposal considerations

13.1 Waste treatment methods
Product
Methods of disposal : The generation of waste should be avoided or minimized wherever possible. Disposal of this product, solutions and any by-products should at all times comply
with the requirements of environmental protection and waste disposal legislation
and any regional local authority requirements. Dispose of surplus and non-
recyclable products via a licensed waste disposal contractor. Waste should not be
disposed of untreated to the sewer unless fully compliant with the requirements of
all authorities with jurisdiction.
Hazardous waste : The classification of the product may meet the criteria for a hazardous waste.

Packaging
Methods of disposal : The generation of waste should be avoided or minimized wherever possible. Waste packaging should be recycled. Incineration or landfill should only be considered
when recycling is not feasible.
Special precautions : This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe way. Care should be taken when handling emptied containers that have not been cleaned or rinsed out.
Empty containers or liners may retain some product residues. Avoid dispersal of
spilled material and runoff and contact with soil, waterways, drains and sewers.