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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures

General advice:
Remove contaminated clothing.
If inhaled:
Keep patient calm, remove to fresh air, seek medical attention.
On skin contact:
Wash thoroughly with soap and water.
On contact with eyes:
Immediately wash affected eyes for at least 15 minutes under running water with eyelids held open, consult an eye specialist.
On ingestion:
Rinse mouth immediately and then drink plenty of water, seek medical attention.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media:
water spray, carbon dioxide, dry powder, Dry sand, foam
Unsuitable extinguishing media for safety reasons:
water jet
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture:
hydrogen cyanide; hydrocyanic acid, iodine, Carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides
Advice for fire-fighters
Special protective equipment:
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and chemical-protective clothing.
Further information:
Dispose of fire debris and contaminated extinguishing water in accordance with official regulations.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:

Use breathing apparatus if exposed to vapours/dust/aerosol. Ensure adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with the skin, eyes and clothing.
environmental precautions:
Do not discharge into drains/surface waters/groundwater.
Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
For large amounts: Sweep/shovel up. Dispose of absorbed material in accordance with regulations.
For residues: Sweep/shovel up. Dispose of absorbed material in accordance with regulations.
Avoid raising dust. Ensure adequate ventilation.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling:

Provide good ventilation when handling large quantities. Use only nitrogen for pneumatic conveying. Avoid contact with the skin, eyes and clothing.
Protection against fire and explosion:
Avoid dust formation. Prevent electrostatic charge - sources of ignition should be kept well clear - fire extinguishers should be kept handy.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Further information on storage conditions: Keep container tightly closed and dry; store in a cool place.

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Components with occupational exposure limits
formic acid, 64-18-6;
STEL value 10 ppm (ACGIHTLV)
TWA value 5 ppm (ACGIHTLV)
STEL value 19 mg/m3 ; 10 ppm (OEL (NZ))
TWA value 9.4 mg/m3 ; 5 ppm (OEL (NZ))
Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection:
Breathing protection if breathable aerosols/dust are formed. Particle filter with low efficiency for solid
particles (e.g. EN 143 or 149, Type P1or FFP1)
Hand protection:
Suitable chemical resistant safety gloves (EN 374) also with prolonged, direct contact
(Recommended: Protective index 6, corresponding > 480 minutes of permeation time according to
EN 374): E.g. nitrile rubber (0.4 mm), chloroprene rubber (0.5 mm), butyl rubber (0.7 mm) etc.
Supplementary note: The specifications are based on tests, literature data and information of glove
manufacturers or are derived from similar substances by analogy. Due to many conditions (e.g.
temperature) it must be considered, that the practical usage of a chemical-protective glove in
practice may be much shorter than the permeation time determined through testing.
Eye protection:
Tightly fitting safety goggles (splash goggles) (e.g. EN 166)
Body protection:
Body protection must be chosen depending on activity and possible exposure, e.g. apron, protecting
boots, chemical-protection suit (according to EN 14605 in case of splashes or EN ISO 13982 in case
of dust).
General safety and hygiene measures:
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Remove contaminated
clothing. Hands and/or face should be washed before breaks and at the end of the shift. Preventive
skin protection by use of skin-protecting agents is recommended.

Stability and reactivity

Conditions to avoid:
Avoid dust formation. Avoid electro-static charge. Avoid all sources of ignition: heat, sparks, open
Thermal decomposition: > 350 °C
Substances to avoid:
reducing agents, metal
Corrosion to metals: In the presence of water or moisture metal corrosion cannot be excluded.
Hazardous reactions:
Dust explosion hazard.
Hazardous decomposition products:
No hazardous decomposition products if stored and handled as prescribed/indicated.

Disposal considerations

Observe national and local legal requirements.