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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General: Move into fresh air and keep at rest. Get medical attention immediately.

4.1 Description of first aid measures

Inhalation: Move the exposed person to fresh air at once. If respiratory problems, artificial respiration/oxygen. Call a physician or poison control center immediately.

Eye contact: Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention.

Skin Contact: Wash off promptly and flush contaminated skin with water. Promptly remove clothing if soaked through and flush skin with water. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Get medical attention.

Ingestion: If conscious, drink plenty of water. Do not induce vomiting. Call a physician or poison control center immediately.

4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed: Product may hydrolyse upon contact with body fluids in the gastrointestinal tract to produce additional methanol; therefore, consider the signs/symptoms of methanol poisoning and also observe the known latency period of several days!

4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

Hazards: No data available.

Treatment: Get medical attention immediately. If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Give a glass of water.

Fire-fighting measures

General Fire Hazards: Do not use water jet as an extinguisher, as this will spread the fire. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool.

5.1 Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media: Alcohol resistant foam. Carbon dioxide Dry chemical.

Unsuitable extinguishing media: Avoid water in straight hose stream; will scatter and spread fire.

5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture: In case of fire, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide may be formed.

5.3 Advice for firefighters

Special fire fighting procedures: Take precautionary measures against static discharges. To prevent and minimize fire or explosion risk from static accumulation and discharge, effectively bond and/or ground product transfer system.

Special protective equipment for fire-fighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing.

Accidental release measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures: Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid contact with liquid and vapors. Use personal protective equipment. Use only in well-ventilated areas.

6.2 Environmental Precautions: Do not allow runoff to sewer, waterway or ground.

6.3 Methods and material for containment and cleaning up: Absorb spillage with suitable absorbent material. Shovel up and place in a container for salvage or disposal.

6.4 Reference to other sections: Remove sources of ignition. In case of spills, beware of slippery floors and surfaces. See Section 8 of the SDS for Personal Protective Equipment. Collect and dispose of spillage as indicated in section 13 of the SDS.

Handling and storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling: Do not taste or swallow. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Wash hands after handling. Provide adequate ventilation. Avoid inhalation of dust and vapors.

Storage conditions: Keep container tightly closed. Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities: Keep container tightly closed. Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.

Storage Stability: Product is inhibited against polymerization.

7.3 Specific end use(s): No data available.

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Additional transport information

Additional information
Special provisions / remarks / other:
This product is not regarded as dangerous goods according to the national and international regulations on the transport of dangerous goods.
Keep away from foodstuffs and animal feed.

Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Disposal considerations