A Guide to Safe Handling of Hazardous Materials Accidents, by American Society for Testing and Materia

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HAZARDOUSMATERIALSACCIDENTS SPECIAL CATEGORY WATER SENSITIVE LIQUIDS I Metals and Metal Alkyls Yes No v 9 Use NO water! 9 Prevent fire 9 Prevent entry of unauthorized persons 9 Use special personnel protection 9 Clear w r e c k a g e Yes Extinguish any fire in area without water if possible. Keep water a w a y from metal alkyl tank. No r See Note* on water fog below. Do not use water stream ! Evacuate to 5000 ft. [1500 meters] in all directions. Do not fight fire! Affempt to fog the fire fumes if there is no c h a n c e of runoff to reach vehicle.

9 Avoid breathing vapors and skin contact with vapors and spilled material. 9 If clothing or equipment becomes contaminated, leave the danger area and remove contaminated items as soon as possible. Wash material from skin. [ ] One Person Should Be in Command of the Overall Operations. 9 Consult specialists who know the hazards of the products involved and who can advise on a safe and effective response. 9 Consult officials of the carrier or facility. 9 Consult state and national contingency plans.

Contact facility supervision directly. Situations. Check for container shapes, markings, colors, placards, identification nmnber, and lahels that may indicate the presence of a hazardous material; contact employees of the transportation company for shipping paper inlbrmation and location of hazardous materials; cheek vehicle identification numbers and/or initials to permit product identification from shipping papers when the carriers' dispatcher has been contacted. Mixed and nonplaearded loads may contain materials that can become dangerous and even explosive if they spill and/or mix.

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