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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

4.1 Description of first aid measures

General advice


Move out of dangerous area. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance. Do not leave the victim unattended.

If inhaled


Call a physician or poison control centre immediately.

Move to fresh air.

If unconscious, place in recovery position and get medical attention immediately.

In case of skin contact


If on skin, rinse well with water.

If on clothes, remove clothes.

If symptoms persist, call a physician.

Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.

In case of eye contact


Remove contact lenses.

Flush eyes with water as a precaution.

Protect unharmed eye.

Keep eye wide open while rinsing.

If eye irritation persists, consult a specialist.

If swallowed


Keep respiratory tract clear.

Do not give milk or alcoholic beverages.

Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

If symptoms persist, call a physician.

4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed



Skin contact may provoke the following symptoms:

Allergic reactions

Inhalation may provoke the following symptoms:

Shortness of breath


Ingestion may provoke the following symptoms:

Stomach/intestinal disorders

4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

Fire-fighting measures

5.1 Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media


Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local cir-cumstances and the surrounding environment.

Unsuitable extinguishing media


High volume water jet

5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Specific hazards during fire-fighting


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

Hazardous combustion prod-ucts


Metal oxides

Lead compounds

Sulphuric acid

Sulphur oxides

Arsenic compounds

Nickel compounds

5.3 Advice for firefighters

Special protective equipment for firefighters


Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if nec-essary.

Further information


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

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

Accidental release measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Personal precautions


Use personal protective equipment.

Avoid dust formation.

Avoid breathing dust.

Ensure adequate ventilation.

Evacuate personnel to safe areas.

6.2 Environmental precautions

Environmental precautions


Prevent product from entering drains.

Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.

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

6.3 Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Methods for cleaning up


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

6.4 Reference to other sections

For personal protection see section 8.

Handling and storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling

Advice on safe handling


Avoid formation of respirable particles.

Do not breathe vapours/dust.

Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.

Avoid contact with skin and eyes.

For personal protection see section 8.

Smoking, eating and drinking should be prohibited in the ap-plication area.

Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms.

Persons susceptible to skin sensitisation problems or asthma, allergies, chronic or recurrent respiratory disease should not be employed in any process in which this mixture is being used.

Advice on protection against fire and explosion


Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.

Hygiene measures


General industrial hygiene practice. Wash hands beforebreaks and immediately after handling the product.

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Requirements for storage areas and containers


Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully re-sealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Electrical installa-tions / working materials must comply with the technological safety standards. To maintain product quality, do not store in heat or direct sunlight.

Further information on stor-age stability


Keep in a dry place. No decomposition if stored and applied as directed.

7.3 Specific end use(s)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

8.2 Exposure controls

Engineering measures

Handle only in a place equipped with local exhaust (or other appropriate exhaust).

Personal protective equipment

Eye protection


Wear safety glasses with side shields or goggles.

Skin and body protection


Footwear protecting against chemicals

Respiratory protection


In the case of dust or aerosol formation use respirator with an approved filter.

When workers are facing concentrations above the exposure limit they must use appropriate certified respirators.

Stability and reactivity

10.1 Reactivity

Stable at normal ambient temperature and pressure.

10.2 Chemical stability

Stable under normal conditions.

No decomposition if stored and applied as directed.

10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions

Hazardous reactions


Stable under recommended storage conditions.

10.4 Conditions to avoid

Conditions to avoid


Direct sources of heat.

10.5 Incompatible materials

Materials to avoid


Oxidizing agents

10.6 Hazardous decomposition products

No decomposition if stored normally.

Disposal considerations

13.1 Waste treatment methods



Dispose of in accordance with the European Directives on waste and hazardous waste.

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.

The product should not be allowed to enter drains, water courses or the soil.

Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with chemi-cal or used container.

Send to a licensed waste management company.

Dispose of as hazardous waste in compliance with local and national regulations.

Contaminated packaging


Empty remaining contents.

Dispose of contaminated packaging as if unused product.

Do not re-use empty containers.