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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.

Consult a physician.

Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.

Symptoms of poisoning may appear several hours later.

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 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:       Induce vomiting immediately and call a physician.

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.

Take victim immediately to hospital.

4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

Symptoms       :

Inhalation may provoke the following symptoms:

Shortness of breath


4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

No information available.

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 products:       Metal oxides

Cobalt compounds

Nickel compounds

5.3 Advice for firefighters

Special protective equipment for firefighters:       Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.

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.

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:       Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

6.4 Reference to other sections

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.

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

Advice on protection against fire and explosion:       Avoid dust formation. Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.

Hygiene measures:       Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. When using do not eat or drink. When using do not smoke. Wash hands be-fore breaks and immediately after handling the product.

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Requirements for storage areas and containers:       Prevent unauthorized access. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leak-age. Observe label precautions. Electrical installations / work-ing materials must comply with the technological safety standards. To maintain product quality, do not store in heat or direct sunlight.

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

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Exposure controls / personal protection

8.1 Control parameters

Occupational Exposure Limits

Components       CAS-No.       Value type (Form of exposure)       Control parameters       Basis

Cobalt lithium manganese nickel oxide


TLV 8 hr       0,2 mg/m3

(Manganese)       BE OEL

8.2 Exposure controls

Engineering measures

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

Personal protective equipment

Eye protection:       Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166

Skin and body protection:       Choose body protection according to the amount and con-centration of the dangerous substance at the work place.

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

Stability and reactivity

10.1 Reactivity

10.2 Chemical stability

No decomposition if stored and applied as directed.

10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions

Hazardous reactions:       No decomposition if stored and applied as directed.

Disposal considerations

13.1 Waste treatment methods

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

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

In accordance with local and national regulations.

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

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.

Send to a licensed waste management company.

Contaminated packaging       :       Empty remaining contents.

Dispose of as unused product.

Do not re-use empty containers.