CALCIUM CARBIDE

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
HEARTH FIGHTING

FIREPLACE Not flamable but forms flammable gas on contact with water or damp air. Many reactions may cause fireplace or explosion.
NO contact with water.
Special powder, dry sand, NO alternative agents.
EXPLOSION Risk of fireside and explosion on contact with water.
Use non-sparking handtools. Prevent deposition of mud; closed system, mud explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fireplace: cool drums, etc., by spraying with water however avoid contact of the substance with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DIRT! STRICT HYGIENE!

•INHALATION Cough. Laboured respiratory. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
•SKIN Redness. Skin burns. Pain.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Take away contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with masses of water or shower.
•EYES Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. Severe deep burns.
Safety goggles or eye protection together with breathing protection if powder.
First rinse with masses of water for many minutes (remove contact lenses if easily attainable), then take to a doctor.
•INGESTION Laboured respiration. Shock or collapse. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention. See Notes.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Take away all ignition sources. Sweep spilled substance into clean dry containers. Carefully collect remainder, then take away to safe place. Do not use water.
Separated from incompatible materials . See Chemical Dangers. Dry. Well closed.
Airtight.
F symbol
R: fifteen
S: 2-8-forty three
UN Hazard Class: four.three
UN Packing Group: II