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First-aid measures

General information

Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. In the case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible). In case of shortness of breath, give oxygen. Keep victim warm. Keep victim under observation. Ensure that medical personnel are aware of the material(s) involved, and take precautions to protect themselves.

Description of first aid measures

Move to fresh air. For breathing difficulties, oxygen may be necessary. Induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim inhaled the substance. Get medical attention if symptoms occur.

Skin contact
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash off with warm water and soap. For minor skin contact, avoid spreadingmaterial on unaffected skin. Get medical attention if irritation develops and persists. Wash clothing separately before reuse.

Eye contact
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.

If swallowed: immediately call a poison centre or doctor/physician. Never give anything by mouth to a victim who is unconscious or is having convulsions. If swallowed, rinse mouth with water(only if the person is conscious). Do not induce vomiting without medical advice. If vomiting occurs, keep head low so that stomach content does not get into the lungs.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

Inhalation of vapours or mists of the product may be irritating to the respiratory system

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

In case of shortness of breath, give oxygen. Keep victim warm. Keep victim under observation. Symptoms may be delayed. Provide general supportive measures and treat symptomatically.

Fire-fighting measures

General fire hazards

Material can accumulate static charges from material handling management. Bond and ground as
appropriate while recognizing that bonding and grounding alone may be insufficient to eliminate the
potential hazard from static-accumulating flammable liquids. For additional recommendations,
consult an applicable guideline such as National Fire Protection Association [NFPA] 77,
"Recommended Practices on Static Electricity" and API RP “Recommended Practice 2003, Protection
Against Ignitions Arising out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents” (2008). NOTE: The Lower
Explosive Limit [LEL] for organic liquids can range from as low as 0.5 - 1%.

Extinguishing media

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.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Advice for firefighters

Special protective equipment for firefighters
Firefighters must use standard protective equipment including flame retardant coat, helmet with
face shield, gloves, rubber boots, and in enclosed spaces, SCBA. Structural firefighters protective
clothing will only provide limited protection.

Special fire fighting procedures
In case of fire and/or explosion do not breathe fumes. For massive fire in cargo area, use
unmanned hose holder or monitor nozzles, if possible. If not, withdraw and let fire burn out. In the
event of fire, cool tanks with water spray. ALWAYS stay away from tanks engulfed in flame.
Withdraw immediately in case of rising sound from venting safety device or any discolouration of
tanks due to fire. Move containers from fire area if you can do so without risk. Firefighters must use
standard protective equipment including flame retardant coat, helmet with face shield, gloves,
rubber boots, and in enclosed spaces, SCBA. Vapors may be heavier than air and may travel along
the ground to some distant source of ignition and flash back.

Specific methods
In the event of fire and/or explosion do not breathe fumes. Cool containers exposed to flames with water until well after the fire is out.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

For non-emergency personnel
Avoid inhalation of vapours and spray mists. Follow facility/company's emergency plans.

For emergency responders
Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing.
Keep upwind. Avoid inhalation of vapours and spray mists. Wear appropriate protective equipment
and clothing during clean-up. Remove all sources of ignition. Ventilate closed spaces before
entering them.

Environmental precautions

Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Eliminate sources of ignition. Ventilate the
contaminated area. Prevent spreading over a wide area (e.g. by containment or oil barriers).
Prevent entry into waterways, sewer, basements or confined areas. In the event of a spill or
accidental release, notify relevant authorities in accordance with all applicable regulations.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Eliminate ignition sources including sources of electrical, static or frictional sparks. Ventilate the
contaminated area. Extinguish all flames in the vicinity. Wear appropriate protective equipment and
clothing during clean-up.
Large Spills: Dike the spilled material, where this is possible. Cover with plastic sheet to prevent
spreading. Use a non-combustible material like vermiculite, sand or earth to soak up the product
and place into a container for later disposal. Clean surface thoroughly to remove residual
Small Spills: Wipe up with absorbent material (e.g. cloth, fleece). Clean surface thoroughly to
remove residual contamination. This material is classified as a water pollutant under the Clean
Water Act and should be prevented from contaminating soil or from entering sewage and drainage
systems which lead to waterways.
Never return spills in original containers for re-use.

Reference to other sections
For waste disposal, see section "Disposal considerations".

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
DO NOT handle, store or open near an open flame, sources of heat or sources of ignition. Protect
material from direct sunlight. All equipment used when handling the product must be grounded.
Use good personal hygiene practices Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Do not
get this material in contact with eyes. Do not get this material in contact with skin. Do not get this
material on clothing. Wear personal protective equipment. Do not use in areas without adequate
ventilation. Avoid prolonged exposure. Wash thoroughly after handling. "Empty" containers retain
product residue (liquid or vapour) and can be dangerous. Do not re-use empty containers. Organics
can obtain an electrostatic charge during processing activities including: storage, mixing, filtering,
or pumping which may represent a spark hazard and, therefore, a fire hazard. Also, a sudden
release of such materials from storage or process equipment particularly at elevated temperatures,
and/or pressures, can result in ignitions from static absent any apparent ignition source. Flashpoint
and autoignition values obtained from standard test conditions may not be applicable to other
situations and, thus, the safe use of this material in any process should be reviewed by one familiar
with both the storage, processing conditions and this material. Note: materials that are static
accumulators may have such high potential differences created that such a situation may result in a
discharge as sparks capable of causing ignition of organic vapors. Such discharges can occur from
insulated conductors (plant items, drums), bulk liquids, mists and insulating plastic materials.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Use care in handling/storage. The pressure in sealed containers can increase under the influence of
heat. Keep away from heat and sources of ignition. This material can accumulate static charge
which may cause spark and become an ignition source. Prevent electrostatic charge build-up by
using common bonding and grounding techniques. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container
tightly closed.

Specific end use(s)
Industrial uses: Uses of substances as such or in preparations at industrial sites

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
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6.1 (8)
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Chemical name:
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
TOXIC LIQUIDS, CORROSIVE, N.O.S. (phenol, ortho-isopropylphenol)
6.1 (8)
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure guidelines
All PPE use is to be determined by a qualified person.

Switzerland SUVA Limit Values at the Workplace: Skin designation
PHENOL (CAS 108-95-2) Can be absorbed through the skin.
UK EH40 WEL: Asphyxiant
Propylene (CAS 115-07-1) Asphyxiant.
UK EH40 WEL: Skin designation
PHENOL (CAS 108-95-2) Can be absorbed through the skin.

Control parameters

Occupational exposure limits

France. Threshold Limit Values (VLEP) for Occupational Exposure to Chemicals in France, INRS ED 984

Components: PHENOL (CAS 108-95-2)
Type: VME
Value: 7,8 mg/m3
2 ppm

Germany. TRGS 900, Limit Values in the Ambient Air at the Workplace

Components: PHENOL (CAS 108-95-2)
Type: AGW
Value: 8 mg/m3
2 ppm

Switzerland SUVA Limit Values at the Workplace

Components: PHENOL (CAS 108-95-2)
Type: STEL
Value: 19 mg/m3

Switzerland SUVA Limit Values at the Workplace

Type: TWA
Value: 5 ppm
19 mg/m3
5 ppm

Components: Propylene (CAS 115-07-1)
Type: TWA
Value: 17500 mg/m3
10000 ppm

UK. EH40 Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs)

Components: PHENOL (CAS 108-95-2)
Type: TWA
Value: 2ppm

EU. Indicative Exposure Limit Values in Directives 91/322/EEC, 2000/39/EC, 2006/15/EC, 2009/161/EU

Components: PHENOL (CAS 108-95-2)
Type: STEL
Value: 16 mg/m3
4 ppm
Type: TWA
Value: 8 mg/m3
2 ppm

Recommended monitoring procedures: Not available.

Derived no-effect level (DNEL): Not available.

Predicted no effect concentrations (PNECs): Not available.

Exposure controls

Appropriate engineering controls

Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas. Ventilation should be sufficient to
effectively remove, and prevent buildup of, any vapors, dusts, or fumes that may be generated
during handling or thermal processing. In order to ensure appropriate electrical safety practices are
followed, consult applicable standards. These may include guidelines such as the National Fire
Protection Association [NFPA] 70, "The National Electrical Code" and NFPA 499, "Recommended
Practice for the Classification of Combustible Dusts and of Hazardous (Classified) Locations for
Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas ". NOTE: since this material's vapors, dust or
fumes can form explosive mixtures in air, ensure that any potential areas where explosions may
occur are designed to minimize potential damage. For recommendations to prevent such
explosions and associated damage, consult applicable guidelines such as NFPA 69, "Standard on
Explosion Prevention Systems" and/or NFPA 68, "Guide for Venting Deflagrations".

Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment

General information
Avoid contact with eyes. Avoid contact with skin.

Eye/face protection
Avoid contact with eyes. Wear safety glasses with side shields (or goggles). If splashes are likely to
occur, wear: Face-shield. Eye wash fountain is recommended.

Skin protection

Hand protection
Wear protective gloves.

Do not get this material in contact with skin. Wear suitable protective clothing.

Respiratory protection
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray. If engineering controls do not maintain airborne
concentrations below recommended exposure limits (where applicable) or to an acceptable level (in
countries where exposure limits have not been established), an approved respirator must be worn.
Use a positive-pressure air-supplied respirator if there is any potential for an uncontrolled release,
exposure levels are not known, or any other circumstances where air-purifying respirators may not
provide adequate protection.

Thermal hazards
Wear appropriate thermal protective clothing, when necessary.

Hygiene measures
Do not get in eyes, on skin, on clothing. Wash hands after handling and before eating. Handle in
accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practices.

Environmental exposure controls
Contain spills and prevent releases and observe national regulations on emissions. Handle in
accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practices.

Stability and reactivity

Avoid contact with oxidisers or reducing agents.

Chemical stability
Material is stable under normal conditions.

Possibility of hazardous reactions
Hazardous polymerisation does not occur

Conditions to avoid
Heat, flames and sparks. Avoid dust close to ignition sources.

Incompatible materials
Incompatible with oxidising agents.

Hazardous decomposition products
Upon decomposition, this product emits carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and/or low molecular weight hydrocarbons.

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods

Residual waste
Dispose of in accordance with local regulations.

Contaminated packaging
Do not re-use empty containers. Empty containers should be taken to an approved waste handling site for recycling or disposal.

EU waste code
Waste codes should be assigned by the user based on the application for which the product was used.

Disposal methods/information
Dispose in accordance with all applicable regulations. In the EU, the waste should be classified in accordance with regulations made under the Directive 91/689/EEC. Must be incinerated in a suitable incineration plant holding a permit delivered by the competent authorities. Do not allow this material to drain into sewers/water supplies.

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