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Risk & Safety Codes

EC Hazard Symbols - Pictograms

ExplosiveOxidizingExtremely FlammableVery ToxicHarmfulCorrosiveDangerous for the environment
ExplosiveOxidizingExtremely Flammable or
Highly Flammable
Very Toxic or
Toxic
Harmful or
Irritant
CorrosiveDangerous for the environment

EC Risk and Safety Phrases

Hazardous products listed in this catalogue are marked with R and S numbers as assigned to the Risk and Safety phrases under EC legislation.

Indication of particular risks

R1 Explosive when dry. R35Causes severe burns.
R2 Risk of explosion by shock, friction, fire or other sources of ignition. R36Irritating to eyes.
R3 Extreme risk of explosion by shock, friction, fire or other sources of ignition. R37Irritating to respiratory system.
R4 Forms very sensitive explosive metallic compounds. R38Irritating to skin.
R5 Heating may cause an explosion. R39Danger of very serious irreversible effects.
R6 Explosive with or without contact with air. R40Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.
R7 May cause fire. R41Risk of serious damage to eyes.
R8 Contact with combustible material may cause fire. R42May cause sensitization by inhalation.
R9 Explosive when mixed with combustible material. R43May cause sensitization by skin contact.
R10 Flammable. R44Risk of explosion if heated under confinement.
R11 Highly flammable. R45May cause cancer.
R12 Extremely flammable. R46May cause heritable genetic damage.
R14 Reacts violently with water. R48Danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure.
R15 Contact with water liberates extremely flammable gases. R49May cause cancer by inhalation.
R16 Explosive when mixed with oxidizing substances. R50Very toxic to aquatic organisms.
R17 Spontaneously flammable in air. R51Toxic to aquatic organisms.
R18 In use, may form flammable/explosive vapour-air mixture. R52Harmful to aquatic organisms. -
R19 May form explosive peroxides. R53May cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
R20 Harmful by inhalation. R54Toxic to flora.
R21 Harmful in contact with skin. R55Toxic to fauna.
R22 Harmful if swallowed. R56Toxic to soil organisms.
R23 Toxic by inhalation. R57Toxic to bees.
R24 Toxic in contact with skin. R58May cause long-term adverse effects in the environment.
R25 Toxic if swallowed. R59Dangerous for the ozone layer.
R26 Very toxic by inhalation. R60May impair fertility.
R27 Very toxic in contact with skin. R61May cause harm to the unborn child.
R28 Very toxic if swallowed. R62Possible risk of impaired fertility.
R29 Contact with water liberates toxic gas. R63Possible risk of harm to the unborn child.
R30 Con become highly flammable in use. R64May cause harm to breastfed babies.
R31 Contact with acids liberates toxic gas. R65Harmful: may cause lung damage if swallowed.
R32 Contact with acids liberates very toxic gas. R66Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.
R33 Danger of cumulative effects. R67Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness.
R34 Causes burns. R68Possible risk of irreversible effects.

Combination of particular risks

R14/15 Reacts violently with water, liberating extremely flammable gases. R39/26/28Very toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects through inhalation and, if swallowed.
RI 5/29 Contact with water liberates toxic, extremely flammable gas. R39/27Very toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects in contact with skin.
R20/21 harmful by inhalation and in contact with skin. R39/27/28Very toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects in contact with skin and if swallowed.
R20/21/22 Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. R39/28Very toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects if swallowed.
R20/22 Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed. R42/43May cause sensitization by inhalation and skin contact.
R21/22 Harmful in contact with skin and if swallowed. R48/20Harmful: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure through inhalation.
R23/24 Toxic by inhalation and in contact with skin. R48/20/21Harmful: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure through inhalation and in contact with skin.
R23/24/25 Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. R48/20/21/22Harmful: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure through inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.
R23/25 Toxic by inhalation and if swallowed. R48/20/22Harmful: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure through inhalation and if swallowed.
R24/25 Toxic in contact with skin and if swallowed. R48/21Harmful: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure in contact with skin.
R26/27 Very toxic by inhalation and in contact with skin. R48/21/22Harmful: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure in contact with skin and if swallowed.
R26/27/28 Very toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. R48/22Harmful: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure if swallowed.
R26/28 Very toxic by inhalation and if swallowed. R48/23Toxic: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure through inhalation.
R27/28 Very toxic in contact with skin and if swallowed. R48/23/24Toxic: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure through inhalation and in contact with skin.
R36/37 Irritating to eyes and respiratory system. R48/23/24/25Toxic: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure through inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.
R36/37/38 Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin. R48/23/25Toxic: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure through inhalation and if swallowed.
R36/38 Irritating to eyes and skin. R48/24Toxic: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure in contact with skin.
R37/38 Irritating to respiratory system and skin. R48/24/25Toxic: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure in contact with skin and if swallowed.
R39/23 Toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects through inhalation. R48/25Toxic: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure if swallowed.
R39/23/24 Toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects through inhalation and in contact with skin. R50/53Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
R39/23/24/25 Toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects through inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. R51/53Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
R39/23/25 Toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects through inhalation and if swallowed. R52/53Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
R39/24 Toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects in contact with skin. R68/20Harmful: possible risk of irreversible effects through inhalation.
R39/24/25 Toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects in contact with skin and if swallowed. R68/20/21Harmful: possible risk of irreversible effects through inhalation and in contact with skin.
R39/25 Toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects if swallowed. R68/20/21/22Harmful: possible risk of irreversible effects through inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.
R39/26 Very toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects through inhalation. R68/20/22Harmful: possible risk of irreversible effects through inhalation and if swallowed.
R39/26/27 Very toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects through inhalation and in contact with skin. R68/21Harmful:, possible risk of irreversible effects in contact with skin.
R39/26/27/28 Very toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects through inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. R68/21/22Harmful: possible risk of irreversible effects in contact with skin and if swallowed,

Indication of safety precautions required

S1 Keep locked up. S28iAfter contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of propylene glycol.
S2 Keep out of the reach of children. S28jAfter contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of propylene glycol 400 (Roticlean).
S3 Keep in a cool place. S29Do not empty into drains.
S4 Keep away from living quarters. S30Never add water to this product.
S5 Keep contents under... (appropriate liquid to be specified by the manufacturer). S33Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
S6 Keep under ... (inert gas to be specified by the manufacturer). S35This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe way.
S7 Keep container tightly closed. S36Wear suitable protective clothing.
S8 Keep container dry. S31Wear suitable gloves.
S9 Keep container in a well-ventilated place. S38In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.
S12 Do not keep the container sealed. S39Wear eye/face protection.
S13 Keep away from food, drink and animal feedingstuffs. S40To clean the floor and all objects contaminated by this material, use ... (to be specified by the manufacturer).
S14 Keep away from ... (incompatible materials to be indicated by the manufacturer). S40aTo clean the floor and all objects contaminated by this material, use plenty of water.
S14a Keep away from acids, alkalis, heavy metal salts and reducing substances. S40bTo clean the floor and all objects contaminated by this material, use diluted alkaline solution.
S14b From reducing substances (e.g. amines), acids, alkalis and heavy metal compounds (e.g. activators, drying agents, metallic soaps). S40cTo clean the floor and all objects contaminated by this material, use iodized active carbon.
S15 Keep away from heat. S41In case of fire and/or explosion do not breathe fumes.
S16 Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking. S42During fumigation/spraying wear suitable respiratory equipment (appropriate wording to be specified by the manufacturer).
S17 Keep away from combustible material. S42aDuring fumigation wear suitable respiratory equipment.
S18 Handle and open container with care. S42bDuring spraying wear suitable respiratory equipment.
S20 When using do not eat or drink. S43In case of fire, use ... (indicate in the space the precise type of fire fighting equipment. If water increases risk, odd 'Never use water')
S21 When using do not smoke. S43aFor extinguishing, use sand, earth, powder or foam.
S22 Do not breathe dust. S43bNever use water.
S23 Do not breathe gas/fumes/vapour/spray (appropriate wording to be specified by the manufacturer). S45In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
S23a Do not breathe vapour/aerosol. S46If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label.
S23b Do not breathe gas/vapour. S47Keep at temperature not exceeding °C (to be specified by the manufacturer).
S23c Do not breathe gas/vapour/aerosol. S48Keep wet with ... (appropriate material to be specified by the manufacturer).
S23d Do not breathe vapour. S48aKeep wet with water.
S23e Do not breathe aerosol. S49Keep only in the original container.
S23f Do not breathe gas. S50Do not mix with ... (to be specified by the manufacturer).
S23g Do not breathe smoke. S50aDo not mix with peroxide activators and reducing agents.
S24 Avoid contact with skin. S50bDo not mix with acids,
S25 Avoid contact with eyes. S50cDo not mix with alkali.
S26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. S50dDo not mix with other chemicals.
S27 Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. S51Use only in well-ventilated areas.
S28 After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of ... (to be specified by the manufacturer). S52Not recommended for interior use on large surface areas.
S28a After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water. S53Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.
S28b After contact with skin, wash immediately with water and soap. S56Dispose of this material and its container to hazardous or special waste collection point.
S28c After contact with skin, wash immediately with acetic acid 3% and plenty of water. S57Use appropriate container to avoid environmental contamination.
S28d After contact with skin, wash immediately with polyethylene glycol, followed by plenty of water. S59Refer to manufacturer/supplier for information on recovery/recycling.
S28e After contact with skin, wash off immediately with cooking oil or acetic acid 0.5 -1%, then cleanse thoroughly with soap and water. S60This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste
S28f After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of polyethylene glycol/ethanol (1:1). S61Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions/safety data sheets.
S28g After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of cuprous sulfate solution 2%. S62If swallowed, do not induce vomiting: seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label.
S28h After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of Lutrol. S63In case of accident by inhalation: remove casualty to fresh air and keep at rest.

Combination of safety precautions required

S1/2 Keep locked up and out of reach of children. S3/9/14eKeep in a cool, well-ventilated place away from iron, water, alkali.
S20/21 When using do not eat, drink or smoke. S3/9/14fKeep in a cool, well-ventilated place away from cellulose.
S24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes. S3/9/14gKeep in a cool, well-ventilated place away from highly flammable substances.
S27/28 After contact with skin, take off immediately all contaminated clothing, and wash immediately with plenty of ... (to be specified by the manufacturer). S3/9/14/49Keep only in the original container in a cool, well-ventilated place away from ... (incompatible materials to be indicated by the manufacturer).
S27/28a After contact with skin, take off immediately all contaminated clothing, and wash immediately with plenty of water. S3/9/14/49aKeep only in the original container in a cool well ventilated place away from acids.
S27/28b After contact with skin, take off immediately all contaminated clothing, and wash immediately with plenty of water and soap. S3/9/14/49bKeep only in the original container in a cool well ventilated place away from alkali.
S29/35 Do not empty into drains; dispose of this material and its container in a safe way. S3/9/14/49cKeep only in the original container in a cool well ventilated place away from metals.
S29/56 Do not empty into drains; dispose of this material and its container at hazardous or special waste collection point. S3/9/14/49dKeep only in the original container in a cool well ventilated place away from metal salts.
S3/14 Keep in a cool place away from ... (incompatible materials to be indicated by the manufacturer). S3/9/14/49eStore only in the original container in a cool well-ventilated place away from iron, water and alkaline solution.
S3/14a Keep in a cool place away from acids. S3/9/14/49fStore only in the original container in a cool well-ventilated place away from cellulose.
S3/14b Keep in a cool place away from alkali. S3/9/14/49gStore only in the original container in a cool well-ventilated place away from highly flammable substances.
S3/14c Keep in a cool place away from metals. S3/9/49Keep only in the original container in a cool, well-ventilated place.
S3/14d Keep in a cool place away from metal salts. S36/37Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves.
S3/14e Keep in a cool place away from iron, water, alkali. S36/37/39Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.
S3/7 Keep container tightly closed in a cool place. S36/39Wear suitable protective clothing and eye/face protection,
S3/9/14 Keep in a cool, well-ventilated place away from ... (incompatible materials to be indicated by the manufacturer). S37/39Wear suitable gloves and eye/face protection.
S3/9/14a Keep in a cool, well-ventilated place away from acids. S47/49Keep only in the original container at a temperature not exceeding °C (to be specified by the manufacturer).
S3/9/141b Keep in a cool, well-ventilated place away from alkali. S47/49aStore only in the original container at a temperature not exceeding:
S3/9/14c Keep in a cool, well-ventilated place away from metals. S7/47Keep container tightly closed and at a temperature not exceeding °C (to be specified by the manufacturer).
S3/9/14d Keep in o cool, well-ventilated place away from metal salts. S7/8Keep container tightly closed and dry.