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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General advice:

Move out of dangerous area.

Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.


Move to fresh air.

Skin contact:

Take off all contaminated clothing immediately.

If skin irritation persists, call a physician.

Wash off immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.

Eye contact:

Irrigate copiously with clean, fresh water for at least 10 minutes, holding the eyelids apart.

Remove contact lenses.


Clean mouth with water and drink afterwards plenty of water.

Prevent vomiting if possible.

If a person vomits when lying on his back, place him in the recovery position.

Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media:

Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.

Extinguishing media which shall not be used for safety reasons:

High volume water jet

Specific hazards during firefighting:

Do not use a solid water stream as it may scatter and spread fire.

Do not allow run-off from fire fighting to enter drains or water courses.

Special protective equipment for firefighters:

In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

Further information:

In the event of fire and/or explosion do not breathe fumes.

Use water spray to cool unopened containers.

Fire residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations.

Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately. This must not be discharged into drains.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions:

Ensure adequate ventilation.

Use personal protective equipment.

Environmental precautions:

Should not be released into the environment.

Avoid subsoil penetration.

Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.

If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform respective authorities.

Methods for cleaning up:

Soak up with inert absorbent material (e.g. sand, silica gel, acid binder, universal binder, sawdust).

Dam up.

Wipe up with absorbent material (e.g. cloth, fleece).

Additional advice:

Local authorities should be advised if significant spillages cannot be contained.

Suppress (knock down) gases/vapours/mists with a water spray jet.

Handling and storage

Advice on safe handling:

Dispose of rinse water in accordance with local and national regulations.

Use personal protective equipment.

Advice on protection against fire and explosion:

When using do not smoke.

Requirements for storage areas and containers:

Store in original container.

Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.

To maintain product quality, do not store in heat or direct sunlight.

Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.

Advice on common storage:

No special restrictions on storage with other products.

Other data:

No decomposition if stored and applied as directed.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering measures:


Respiratory protection:

No personal respiratory protective equipment normally required.

Hand protection:

Barrier creams may help to protect the exposed areas of skin, they should however not be applied once exposure has occurred.

Wear chemicals-resistant gloves, e.g. safety gloves of chloroprene Level 2 or of butyl rubber Level 6.

Eye protection:

Safety glasses

Skin and body protection:

Lightweight protective clothing

Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-use.

Hygiene measures:

Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling the product.

Protective measures:

Avoid contact with skin.

When using, do not eat, drink or smoke.

Stability and reactivity

No dangerous reaction known under conditions of normal use.

Disposal considerations


Where possible recycling is preferred to disposal or incineration.

If recycling is not practicable, dispose of in compliance with local regulations.

Contaminated packaging:

Empty remaining contents.

Dispose of as unused product.