Health and Safety Recommendations for Coulinex Ready Mixed Mortar from St Astier

See also: Coulinex Data Sheet

Product and Manufacturer Identification

Components

IDENTIFICATION OF DANGERS

Risk symbol

Principal risks for people and the environment

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  • Hydraulic lime is irritant for eyes, respiratory track and mucous membranes.
  • Risk of severe eye damage in cases of splashes of powder or wet mortar in the eyes.
  • Once hydrated, Coulinex increases alcalinity and therefore can irritate or dry the skin.
  • In cases of significant ingestion Coulinex is caustic for the digestive tract. It can cause burning of the mouth, esophagus and stomac.
  • Coulinex does not present particular risks for the environment subject to the recommendations in section XIII and the respect of national or local disposal directives.

First Aid (urgent cases)

Contact with eyes
  • Wash immediately and abundantely with clean water and consult an ophtalmologist.
Contact with the skin

In case of prolongued contact with the skin :

  • Wash the affected area abundantely with clean water. Afterwards wash again with soap or light detergent.
  • Wear protective clothing.
Inhalation

In case of inhalation of large amounts of dust:

  • Wash nose and throat with clean water. Breathe fresh air. If necessary consult a doctor.
Ingestion

In cases of significant ingestion

  • Wash mouth, drink water and consult a doctor.

ANTI FIRE MEASURES

The product is not flammable.
All fire estinguishing agents can be used. Above 950oC the lime will produce CO2 emission.

ACCIDENTAL SPILLAGE MEASURES

Individual precautions
  • Avoid all contacts with the eyes
  • Avoid contact with the skin
  • Avoid dust inhalation
  • In case of airborne dust use the appropriate anti dust mask
  • Handle the product with the appropriate gloves
Protection of the environment
  • Do not dispose of Coulinex in sewers, drains and on surface waters
Cleaning and recovery methods
  • Avoid creating dust when collecting loose product. Once hardened the product can be collected as a normal construction debris. The hardening process is variable in accordance with weather conditions and water addition but is never below 1 hour

USAGE AND HANDLING PRECAUTIONS

STOCKING HANDLING
Keep away from children reach.
  • Wear appropriate gloves
  • Avoid inhaling the dust, wearing a mask if necessary
  • To avoid contact with the eye, wear suitable safety goggles
  • Manual handling: observe local health and safety directives

CONTROL PROCEDURES FOR WORKERS' EXPOSURE
AND TYPE OF EQUIPMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS' PROTECTION

Exposure control:

Total Dust: 10 mg/m3
Air bourne dust limitt: 5 mg/m3

Individuals' protection:

Respiratory protection: Wear appropriate mask
Hands protection: Wear adequate gloves
Eyes protection: Wear goggles to avoid risk of splashes in the eyes
Skin protection: Wear suitable protective work clothing

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Aspec Grey powder
Odor: None
Fusion temperature:  > 1000oC
Ignition Temperature Not Flamable
Danger of explosion: Not Explosive
Solubility in Water > 1,5 g/l at 20°C
PH in water solution: Alcaline between 12 and 13 (in saturated solution)
Apparent volumetric mass: 0.65 g/cm3 at 20oC
Absolute volumetric mass : 2.6 g/cm3 (20oC)
Granulometry Granulometry 20 to 30% fines < 0.05mm

STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Stability: The product is stable
Conditions to avoid: Storage in damp areas to avoid an hydraulic set.
Materials to avoid: Reacts strongly with acids, generating CO2.

TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Inhalation: Inhalation can cause irritation of the respiratory ways and of the nasal mucose. In extreme cases the mucose can be eroded
Ingestion: Large ingestion can cause burining of the mouth, exophagus ad stomac
Skin contact:

Can irritate the skin due to its high alcalinity

Contact with the eyes: Can cause irritation of the eye and the pupil. Proplongued rinsing is necessary
Chronic hands, skin disorders: Prolongued exposure without adequate protection can cause dermatological irritation

ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Mobility: None
Potential bio-accumulation: None
Ecotoxicity:

Coulinex is an alcaline material that brings the water pH to 12.4 in saturated solution.

The carbonation process, with time, re-constitutes Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) which is a neutral material in ecological terms.

DISPOSAL INFORMATION

The product in its hardened state can be disposed as a normal construction debris.
Dispose of used bags in authorised refuse areas in accordance with local directives.

TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Coulinex is not subject to ADR, RID, IMDG and IATA regulations. In general, avoid spillages of powder during transport.

NOTE:
ADR: European agreement on road transport of dangerous substances
RID: International rail transport regulation for dangerous substances.
IMDG: International maritime dangerous goods code.
IATA: International Air Transport Association.

COMPULSORY INFORMATION

Danger symbol: Xi irritant
Principal components: Calcium hydroxide
Phrases R: R36/37/38- irritant for the eyes, respiratory ways and the skin.
R41 - risk of severe lesion to the eyes.
Phrases S:

S2 keep away from childrens’ reach

S24/25 avoid contact with skin and eyes

S26 in case of contact with the eyes wash immediately and abundantely with clean water
and consult a specialist

S37 wear adequate gloves.

The recommendations in this document are based on our kowledge as it stands at the time of issue related to this product. They are given in good faith.

Under no circumstance the information can be considered as a quality guarantee.

The User attention is drawn to the eventual risks caused by the utilisation of a product for different purposes from the ones for which the product has been envisaged. It is the responsibility of the User to adopt the appropiate safety measures and to apply all regulations current at the time of use. The prescriptions contained in this document are given to help the User to fulfill its obligations. The precautions listed cannot be considered as exhaustive.

See also: CoulinexData Sheet

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