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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures
General advice: In the case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately. When symptoms persist or in all cases of doubt seek medical advice.
Protection of first-aiders: First Aid responders should pay attention to self-protection, and use the recommended personal protective equipment when the potential for exposure exists.
If inhaled: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. Get medical attention if symptoms occur.
In case of skin contact: In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical attention. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse.
In case of eye contact: In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. If easy to do, remove contact lens, if worn. Get medical attention.
If swallowed: If swallowed, DO NOT induce vomiting. Get medical attention if symptoms occur. Rinse mouth thoroughly with water.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
Symptoms :
May cause cardiac arrhythmia. Other symptoms potentially related to misuse or inhalation abuse are: Cardiac sensitization, Anaesthetic effects, Light-headedness, Dizziness, Confusion, Lack of coordination, Drowsiness, Unconsciousness, Causes eye irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
Risks :
Causes serious eye irritation. Harmful if inhaled. May cause drowsiness or dizziness.

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
Treatment: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Advice for firefighters
Special protective equipment for firefighters: In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus. Use personal protective equipment.
Specific extinguishing methods: Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment. Use water spray to cool unopened containers. Remove undamaged containers from fire area if it is safe to do so. Evacuate area.


Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media: Water spray, Alcohol-resistant foam, Carbon dioxide (CO2), Dry chemical
Unsuitable extinguishing media: High volume water jet.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Specific hazards during firefighting: Do not use a solid water stream as it may scatter and spread fire. Flash back possible over considerable distance. Vapors may form flammable mixture with air. Exposure to combustion products may be a hazard to health.
Hazardous combustion products: Carbon oxides, Chlorine compounds.


Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Personal precautions:
Remove all sources of ignition. Ventilate the area. Use personal protective equipment. Follow safe handling advice and personal protective equipment recommendations.

Environmental precautions: Discharge into the environment must be avoided. Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Prevent spreading over a wide area (e.g. by containment or oil barriers). Retain and dispose of contaminated wash water. Local authorities should be advised if significant spillages cannot be contained.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
Methods for cleaning up: Non-sparking tools should be used. Soak up with inert absorbent material. Suppress (knock down) gases/vapors/mists with a water spray jet. For large spills, provide diking or other appropriate containment to keep material from spreading. If diked material can be pumped, store recovered material in appropriate container. Clean up remaining materials from spill with suitable absorbent. Local or national regulations may apply to releases and disposal of this material, as well as those materials and items employed in the cleanup of releases.



Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
Technical measures: See Engineering measures under EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION section.

Local/Total ventilation: If sufficient ventilation is unavailable, use with local exhaust ventilation. If advised by assessment of the local exposure potential, use only in an area equipped with explosion-proof exhaust ventilation.
Advice on safe handling: Do not get on skin or clothing. Do not breathe vapors or spray mist. Do not swallow. Do not get in eyes. Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice, based on the results of the workplace exposure assessment
Non-sparking tools should be used. Keep container tightly closed. Keep away from heat and sources of ignition. Take precautionary measures against static discharges. Take care to prevent spills, waste and minimize release to the environment.
Hygiene measures: If exposure to chemical is likely during typical use, provide eye flushing systems and safety showers close to the working place. When using do not eat, drink or smoke. Wash contaminated clothing before re-use.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Requirements for storage areas and containers: Do not expose drums to direct heat or temperature above 46°C (115°F) to avoid pressurizing and possibly distorting the drums. Material should not be dispensed by pouring from pail/drum shipping containers containing 5 gallons or more. The use of a drum pump is recommended for dispensing from pail/drum shipping containers with 5 gallons or more, except for smaller containers where adequate ventilation can be used to manage the exposure. Keep in properly labeled containers. Store locked up. Keep tightly closed. Keep in a cool, well-ventilated place. Store in accordance with the particular national regulations. Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.

Advice on common storage: Do not store with the following product types: Strong oxidizing agents, Organic peroxides, Flammable solids, Pyrophoric liquids, Pyrophoric solids, Self-heating substances and mixtures, Substances and mixtures which in contact with water emit flammable gases, Explosives, Gases
Storage period: > 10 yr
Recommended storage temperature: < 52 °C
Further information on storage stability: The product has an indefinite shelf life when stored properly.




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Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering measures
Minimize workplace exposure concentrations. If advised by assessment of the local exposure potential, use only in an area equipped with explosion-proof exhaust ventilation. If sufficient ventilation is unavailable, use with local exhaust ventilation.
Personal protective equipment
Eye protection: Wear the following personal protective equipment: Safety goggles.
Equipment should conform to EN 166

Hand protection
Material : Viton (R)
Break through time : >= 120 min
Remarks:
Choose gloves to protect hands against chemicals depending on the concentration and quantity of the hazardous substance and specific to place of work. Breakthrough time is not determined for the product. Change gloves often! For special applications, we recommend clarifying the resistance to chemicals of the aforementioned protective gloves with the glove manufacturer. Take note that the product is flammable, which may impact the selection of hand protection. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

Skin and body protection: Select appropriate protective clothing based on chemical resistance data and an assessment of the local exposure potential. Wear the following personal protective equipment:
If assessment demonstrates that there is a risk of explosive atmospheres or flash fires, use flame retardant antistatic protective clothing. Skin contact must be avoided by using impervious protective clothing (gloves, aprons, boots, etc).
Respiratory protection : Use respiratory protection unless adequate local exhaust ventilation is provided or exposure assessment demonstrates that exposures are within recommended exposure guidelines.
Filter type : Self-contained breathing apparatus



Stability and reactivity

Not classified as a reactivity hazard.
Chemical stability: Stable under normal conditions.
Hazardous reactions: Highly flammable liquid and vapor. Vapours may form flammable mixture with air. In use may form flammable/explosive vapour-air mixture.
Conditions to avoid: Heat, flames and sparks.
Materials to avoid: Oxidizing agents.
Hazardous decomposition products: No hazardous decomposition products are known.


Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods
Product : Dispose of in accordance with local regulations. According to the European Waste Catalogue, Waste Codes are not product specific, but application specific. Waste codes should be assigned by the user, preferably in discussion with the waste disposal authorities.
Contaminated packaging : Empty containers should be taken to an approved waste handling site for recycling or disposal. If not otherwise specified: Dispose of as unused product.