HELIUM

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIREPLACE FIGHTING

FIREPLACE Not flamable. Heating can cause rise in pressure with risk of bursting.

In case of fire in the environment: use applicable extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
•INHALATION High voice. Dizziness. Dullness. Headache. Suffocation.
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration might be needed. Refer for medical attention.
•SKIN ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.
Cold-insulating gloves. Protective clothing.
ON FROSTBITE: rinse with lots of water, do NOT remove garments. Refer for medical attention.
•EYES ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.
Safety goggles or face defend.
First rinse with plenty of water for many minutes (remove contact lenses if simply attainable), then take to a doctor.