POLYVINYL ALCOHOL

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

HEARTH Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) during a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles kind explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of mud; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-from electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).

EXPOSURE
•INHALATION Cough.
Avoid inhalation of dust.
Fresh air, rest.
•SKIN
Protective gloves.
Take away contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
•EYES Redness.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with lots of water for many minutes (remove contact lenses if simply potential), then take to a doctor.
•INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke throughout work.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles. Sweep spilled substance into suitable containers. Do NOT let this chemical enter the atmosphere.
Separated from strong oxidants, sturdy acids.