Health and Safety Recommendations for Decoliss Ready mix mortar from St Astier

See Also: Decoliss User Guidelinest

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Components

IDENTIFICATION OF DANGERS

Risk symbol

Principal risks for people and the environment

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  • Decoliss 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, Decoliss increases alcalinity and therefore can irritate or dry the skin.
  • In cases of significant ingestion Decoliss is caustic for the digestive tract. It can cause burning of the mouth, esophagus and stomac.
  • Decoliss does not present particular risks for the environment subject to the recommendations in section XIII and the respect of national or locad disposal directives.

First Aid (urgent cases)

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

In case of prolongued contact with the skin :

  • If Decoliss is in a dry state, eliminate as much as possible the dust. Wash abundantely with clean water.
  • If Decoliss is in a wet mortar state, wash abundantely with clean water
  • Make sure that no product is left between skin and clothing or accessories such as watches, shoes etc.
Inhalation

In case of inhalation of large amounts of dust:

  • Bring the affected person outside the dusty area.
  • Consult a doctor in case of respiratory problems.
Ingestion

In cases of significant ingestion

  • Rinse mouth, drink potable water and consult a doctor

ANTI FIRE MEASURES

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 Decoliss in sewers, drains and on surface waters
Cleaning and recovery methods
  • Use preferably collecting methods so as to avoid the creation of dust in the air

NOTE:
After collection, Decoliss can be disposed as normal building waste. Decoliss hardens approximately 60 to 90 minutes after mixing with water.

USAGE, STOCKING AND HANDLING PRECAUTIONS

STOCKING USAGE HANDLING
  • Keep away from children reach.
  • Avoid creating airborne dust. If unavoidable, wear an anti dust mask.
  • Avoid direct contact of Decoliss with eyes, skin and mucous membranes.
  • Wearing security glasses is recommended. .
  • The handling of Decoliss bags has to be done in such a way as to avoid the creation of airborne dust.
  • Handle following local health and safety directives.

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

Exposure control:

Exposure Limits

Total Dust: 10 mg/m3
Cellular dust: 5 mg/m3

Individuals' protection:

Respiratory protection: In the presence of airborne dust, the use of an anti dust mask is recommended.
Hands protection: Wear adequate gloves
Eyes protection: Wear protective goggles in case of airborne dust or risk of splashes of powder or wet mortar.
Skin protection: Wear adequate work clothing covering the arms and extend it to the hands by wearing gloves.
If working standing on knees, wear knee pads. Skin protective creams can also be used.

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Colour White or pigmented powder
Odor: None
PH in water solution: Alcaline between 12 and 13
Fusion temperature:  > 1000oC
Apparent volumetric mass: 1,35 g/cm3 at 20oC
Explosion point: Not applicable
Flammable point: Not applicable
Danger of explosion: None
Granulometry 0 – 0.8 mm

STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Stability: The product is stable
Conditions to avoid: Humidity can cause hardening of the product
Materials to avoid: None
Dangerous decomposition products : None

TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Inhalation: Decoliss can cause the irritation of the respiratory track and inflammation of nasal mucous membranes. In extreme cases the erosion of mucous membranes is possible
Ingestion: In cases of significant ingestion Decoliss is caustic for the digestive tract. It can cause burning of the mouth, esophagus and stomac
Skin contact:

Due to its alcalinity in solution, Decoliss can irritate the skin

A prolongued contact with Decofond could cause burning of the skin

Contact with the eyes:

Decoliss can cause irritation and severe lesion of the pupil

Prolongued washing and ophtalmologic consultation are recommended

Chronic hands, skin disorders: Prolongued exposure without adequate protection (gloves) can cause dermatitis
Cancer risks: Not found
Genotoxicity: Not found

ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Mobility: None
Potential bio-accumulation: None
Ecotoxicity: In case of accidental dispersion in waters, the Decoliss powder could moderately increase the water pH.

DISPOSAL INFORMATION

After hardening, as a mortar waste, Decoliss can be disposed of together with other construction site waste and stockpiled in discharge sites following the regulations current at the time of disposal.

TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Classified as non hazardous merchandise in accordance with transport regulations.

COMPULSORY INFORMATION

Danger symbol: Xi irritant
Principal components: Calcareous sand and NHL lime
Phrases R:

R36/37/38- irritant for the eyes, respitatory tracks and skin.

R41 - risks of severe eyes lesion.

Phrases S:

S2 keep away from childrens’ reach

S24/25 avoid contact with skin and eyes

S26in case of contact with the eyes wash immediately and abundantely with clean water and consult a specialist

S37 wear adequate gloves.

Professional illnesses: Social security code : not applicable
Special medical surveillance: Not envisaged

OTHER INFORMATION:   None

The recommendations in this document are based on our kowledge as it stands today related to Natural Hydraulic Limes,sands and additives. 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: Decolosiss User Guidelinest

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