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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures

General information
Get medical attention if any discomfort continues. Show this Safety Data Sheet to the medical personnel.

Inhalation
Move affected person to fresh air and keep warm and at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Maintain an open airway. Loosen tight clothing such as collar, tie or belt.

Ingestion
Rinse mouth thoroughly with water. Remove any dentures. Give a few small glasses of water or milk to drink. Stop if the affected person feels sick as vomiting may be dangerous. Do not induce vomiting unless under the direction of medical personnel. If vomiting occurs, the head should be kept low so that vomit does not enter the lungs. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Maintain an open airway. Loosen tight clothing such as collar, tie or belt.

Skin contact
Remove affected person from source of contamination. Rinse immediately with plenty of water.

Eye contact
Rinse immediately with plenty of water. Remove any contact lenses and open eyelids wide apart. Continue to rinse for at least 10 minutes.

Protection of first aiders
First aid personnel should wear appropriate protective equipment during any rescue.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

General information
See section on health hazards. The severity of the symptoms described will vary dependent on the concentration and the length of exposure.

Inhalation
Prolonged inhalation of high concentrations may damage respiratory system.

Ingestion
Gastrointestinal symptoms, including upset stomach. Fumes from the stomach contents may be inhaled, resulting in the same symptoms as inhalation.

Skin contact
Prolonged contact may cause dryness of the skin.

Eye contact
May cause temporary eye irritation.

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed Notes for the doctor
Treat symptomatically.

Specific treatments
No special treatment required.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media
Extinguish with alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide, dry powder or water fog. Use fire- extinguishing media suitable for the surrounding fire.

Unsuitable extinguishing media
Do not use water jet as an extinguisher, as this will spread the fire.

Specific hazards
Containers can burst violently or explode when heated, due to excessive pressure build-up.

Hazardous combustion products
Thermal decomposition or combustion products may include the following substances: Harmful gases or vapours.

Advice for firefighters

Protective actions during firefighting
Avoid breathing fire gases or vapours. Evacuate area. Cool containers exposed to heat with water spray and remove them from the fire area if it can be done without risk. Cool containers exposed to flames with water until well after the fire is out. If a leak or spill has not ignited, use water spray to disperse vapours and protect men stopping the leak.

Special protective equipment for firefighters
Wear positive-pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and appropriate protective clothing. Firefighter's clothing conforming to European standard EN469 (including helmets, protective boots and gloves) will provide a basic level of protection for chemical incidents.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Personal precautions
No action shall be taken without appropriate training or involving any personal risk. Keep unnecessary and unprotected personnel away from the spillage. Wear protective clothing as described in Section 8 of this safety data sheet. Follow precautions for safe handling described in this safety data sheet. Wash thoroughly after dealing with a spillage.

Environmental precautions
Slightly soluble in water. Aquatic toxicity is unlikely to occur. However, large or frequent spills may have hazardous effects on the environment. Absorb spillage with non-combustible, absorbent material. Avoid discharge to the aquatic environment. Large Spillages: Inform the relevant authorities if environmental pollution occurs (sewers, waterways, soil or air).

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
Methods for cleaning up
Wear protective clothing as described in Section 8 of this safety data sheet. Clear up spills immediately and dispose of waste safely. Reuse or recycle products wherever possible.
Approach the spillage from upwind. Small Spillages: Dilute the spillage with water and mop it up. or Absorb the spillage with an inert, dry material and place it in a suitable waste disposal container. Large Spillages: If leakage cannot be stopped, evacuate area. Flush spilled material into an effluent treatment plant, or proceed as follows. Contain and absorb spillage with sand, earth or other non-combustible material. Place waste in labelled, sealed containers. Clean contaminated objects and areas thoroughly, observing environmental regulations. Flush contaminated area with plenty of water. Wash thoroughly after dealing with a spillage.
Dispose of waste to licensed waste disposal site in accordance with the requirements of the local Waste Disposal Authority.

Reference to other sections
Refer to personal protection and waste disposal sections.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
Usage precautions
Read and follow manufacturer's recommendations. Wear protective clothing as described in Section 8 of this safety data sheet. Keep away from food, drink and animal feeding stuffs.
Handle all packages and containers carefully to minimise spills. Keep container tightly sealed when not in use. Avoid the formation of mists.

Advice on general occupational hygiene

Wash promptly if skin becomes contaminated. Take off contaminated clothing. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wash at the end of each work shift and before eating, smoking and using the toilet. Change work clothing daily before leaving workplace.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Storage precautions
Store away from incompatible materials. Store in accordance with local regulations. Keep only in the original container. Keep container tightly closed, in a cool, well ventilated place. Protect containers from damage. Bund storage facilities to prevent soil and water pollution in the event of spillage. The storage area floor should be leak-tight, jointless and not absorbent. Store IBCs away from direct sunlight and heat.

Storage class
Unspecified storage.

Further Information
Suitable storage material – 316 Stainless Steel. Do not use galvanised metal. Suitable seals - Perfluoroelastomer (Kalrez). Suitable gaskets – graphite supported on 316 Stainless steel or asbestos free aramid fibre composite. Store in a demarcated bunded area to prevent release to drains and/or watercourses. Product may attack concrete surfaces, particularly in the presence of water.

Transport information

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Control parameters
Occupational exposure limits
Acetic Acid

Long-term exposure limit (8-hour TWA):
WEL 10 ppm 25 mg/m³ Short-term exposure limit (15-minute):
WEL 20 ppm 50 mg/m³ WEL = Workplace Exposure Limit

DNEL
Workers - Inhalation; Long term systemic effects: 17.5 mg/m³
Workers - Dermal; Long term systemic effects: 4.96 mg/kg/day
General population - Inhalation; Long term systemic effects: 4.3 mg/m³
General population - Dermal; Long term systemic effects: 2.5 mg/kg/day
General population - Oral; Long term systemic effects: 2.5 mg/kg/day

PNEC
Fresh water; 0.039 mg/l
marine water; 0.0039 mg/l
STP; 1.81 mg/l
Sediment (Freshwater); 0.179 mg/kg
Sediment (Marinewater); 0.0179 mg/kg
Soil; 0.019 mg/kg

Exposure controls

Appropriate engineering controls
Provide adequate ventilation. Good general ventilation should be adequate to control worker exposure to airborne contaminants.

Eye/face protection
Eyewear complying with an approved standard should be worn if a risk assessment indicates eye contact is possible. Personal protective equipment for eye and face protection should comply with European Standard EN166. The following protection should be worn: Chemical splash goggles.

Hand protection
Chemical-resistant, impervious gloves complying with an approved standard should be worn if a risk assessment indicates skin contact is possible. The most suitable glove should be chosen in consultation with the glove supplier/manufacturer, who can provide information about the breakthrough time of the glove material. To protect hands from chemicals, gloves should comply with European Standard EN374. Considering the data specified by the glove manufacturer, check during use that the gloves are retaining their protective properties and change them as soon as any deterioration is detected. Frequent changes are recommended. Wear protective gauntlets made of the following material: Polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

Other skin and body protection
Appropriate footwear and additional protective clothing complying with an approved standard should be worn if a risk assessment indicates skin contamination is possible.

Hygiene measures
Provide eyewash station and safety shower. Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Clean equipment and the work area every day. Good personal hygiene procedures should be implemented. Wash at the end of each work shift and before eating, smoking and using the toilet. When using do not eat, drink or smoke.

Respiratory protection
Respiratory protection complying with an approved standard should be worn if a risk assessment indicates inhalation of contaminants is possible. Provide adequate ventilation. Large Spillages: If ventilation is inadequate, suitable respiratory protection must be worn.

Environmental exposure controls
Not regarded as dangerous for the environment.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity
Upon exposure to water, slow hydrolysis to corresponding acid and alcohol.

Chemical stability
Stable at normal ambient temperatures and when used as recommended. Stable under the prescribed storage conditions.

Possibility of hazardous reactions
No potentially hazardous reactions known.

Conditions to avoid
Avoid excessive heat for prolonged periods of time. Containers can burst violently or explode when heated, due to excessive pressure build-up.

Incompatible materials
Materials to avoid
No specific material or group of materials is likely to react with the product to produce a hazardous situation.

Hazardous decomposition products
Does not decompose when used and stored as recommended. Thermal decomposition or combustion products may include the following substances: Toxic gases or vapours.

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods

General information
The generation of waste should be minimised or avoided wherever possible. Reuse or recycle products wherever possible. This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe way. Disposal of this product, process solutions, residues and by-products should at all times comply with the requirements of environmental protection and waste disposal legislation and any local authority requirements.

Disposal methods
Dispose of surplus products and those that cannot be recycled via a licensed waste disposal contractor. Waste packaging should be collected for reuse or recycling. Incineration or landfill should only be considered when recycling is not feasible. Waste should not be disposed of untreated to the sewer unless fully compliant with the requirements of the local water authority.