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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

After inhalation: Keep patient calm, remove to fresh air. In case of complaints summon medical help.
After skin contact: No special measures required.
After eye contact: Wash affected eyes for at least 15 minutes under running water with eyelids held open.
After ingestion: Rinse mouth with plenty of water. In case of swallowing larger amounts of product: consult physician.
Note to physician: In case of swallowing larger amounts of product: give active coal to accelerate the gastro-intestinal passage.
The following information are based on the decomposition products:
General information: The fire gases can contain hydrogen cyanide. Follow self-protection and remove concerned persons from hazardous area.
After inhalation of fumes: Possible signs of intoxication: headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, convulsions, unconsciousness, breathing problems, apnea, cardiac arrest.
Note to physician or other first-aiders: In case of signs of intoxication: immediately alarm emergency physician (keyword: Intoxication by hydrogen cyanide). Remove concerned person to fresh air. Keep warm and calm. Give oxygen in case of labored breathing. Give artificial respiration in case of apnea using an anesthesia bag or an oxygen resuscitation apparatus. Do not give mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose breathing. Place in recovery position in case of unconsciousness.
Note to physician: Treat like intoxication with hydrogen cyanide

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media: Water spray or mist, foam.
Special exposure hazards: Combustion produces harmful and toxic fumes. In case of fire: release of hydrogen cyanide, ammonium, nitrogen oxide, dicyanogen, carbon monoxide and dioxide.
Special protective equipment: In case of fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus.

Further information: Dispose of fire debris and contaminated extinguishing water in accordance with local regulations. Do not let water enter sewage system, waterways or drains.

Accidental release measures

Person-related safety measures: Avoid dust formation. Wear protective clothing.
Environmental protective measures: Prevent contamination of soil, drains and surface waters. Collect contaminated water and water used to extinguish fire.
Methods of cleaning/absorption: Clean up mechanically and dispose of accordingly.

Handling and storage

Handling:
Advice on safe handling: Breathing must be protected when large quantities are decanted without local exhaust ventilation. Avoid dust formation.
Protection against fire and explosion: Keep away from sources of ignition. Dust explosion hazard: containers should be earthed during decanting operations. Do not work with open fire. Dust deposits must be avoided.
Dust explosion class: St1

Storage:
Storage conditions: Keep tightly closed in a dry and cool place.
Storage class: 11

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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