Always wear eye protection.Avoid contamination -work cleanly.
Measure and transfer in clean, labelled stainless steel, or polythene or similar containers, e.g.. buckets, used only for that purpose.
Transfer only what is needed at one time.
Store in original containers.
Do not smoke or have flames of any kind in the vicinity.
Do not use the containers for anything else, especially not accelerators.
Do not return the excess to the drum.
Do not spill or splash.
Construction of Store
Have cool building far from other hazards, electrical fittings outside if possible or at least flameproof. Brick or other non-combustible materials. Hard floor to facilitate cleaning and dealing with spillage. Small quantities - coal bunker is suitable. Larger amounts -special building.
Do not use windows allowing direct sunlight.
Do not have cloths, or flammable or absorbent materials in the store.
Do not have rusty windows and roof trusses.
Do not have cracked floors enabling spillage to seep into them.
Use store for organic peroxides exclusively. Keep clean and tidy. Lock at night, keep records and rotate the stock.
Dispose of old materials and samples. Allow air to circulate between the drums of product.
Do not use for other products which are metallic or can burn, especially not for accelerators.
On hard surface absorb in sand, kieselghur, Vermiculite, etc. and dispose immediately.
Do not use rags or sawdust as they may be contaminated.
On clothes - remove clothes before peroxide penetrates to skin - WASH.
Do not leave in locker or corner.
On litter rags etc. may ignite - wash or take outside and dispose of.
Do not leave in corner.
Splash in eye.
Avoid at all costs. If splash occurs wash out AT ONCE with water or 2% sodium bicarbonate or 5% sodium ascorbate if available. Keep eye wash bottles available. Obtain medical attention.
Splash on skin.
Wash off with plenty of soap and water.
Drink milk/water. Take to hospital for stomach lavage. If far from hospital make patient sick.
In Case of Fire
Organic peroxides will burn very fiercely and may even explode. Fight fire with plenty of water spray. Inform fire brigade of quantity and type of peroxide. Approach large fires from behind cover.
Best method is burning. Mix with sand and with equal weight of sawdust. Burn on open ground in heaps up to 1 foot square. Ignite with burning rag on six foot pole.
If not possible add in small lots to 10% caustic soda or saturated sodium sulphite solution. DO NOT ADD CAUSTIC SODA TO THE PEROXIDE. Take care that reaction is complete before adding more.
Wall charts and detailed literature can be obtained on application to K & C Mouldings (England) Ltd.