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SECTION 6: Accidental release measures

Informations are provided from COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 453/2010 of 20 May 2010 amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

This section of the safety data sheet shall recommend the appropriate response to spills, leaks, or releases, to prevent or minimise the adverse effects on persons, property and the environment. It shall distinguish between responses to large and small spills, in cases where the spill volume has a significant impact on the hazard. If the procedures for containment and recovery indicate that different practices are required, these shall be indicated in the safety data sheet.

6.1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

6.1.1. For non-emergency personnel
Advice shall be provided related to accidental spills and release of the substance or mixture such as:

  • (a) the wearing of suitable protective equipment (including personal protective equipment referred to under Section 8 of the safety data sheet) to prevent any contamination of skin, eyes and personal clothing;
  • (b) removal of ignition sources, provision of sufficient ventilation, control of dust; and
  • (c) emergency procedures such as the need to evacuate the danger area or to consult an expert.

6.1.2. For emergency responders
Advice shall be provided related to suitable fabric for personal protective clothing (such as “appropriate: Butylene”; “not appropriate: PVC”).

6.2. Environmental precautions
Advice shall be provided on any environmental precautions to be taken related to accidental spills and release of the substance or mixture, such as keeping away from drains, surface and ground water.

6.3. Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

6.3.1. Appropriate advice shall be provided on how to contain a spill. Appropriate containment techniques may include any of the following:

  • (a) bunding, covering of drains;
  • (b) capping procedures.

6.3.2. Appropriate advice shall be provided on how to clean-up a spill. Appropriate clean-up procedures may include any of the following:

  • (a) neutralisation techniques;
  • (b) decontamination techniques;
  • (c) adsorbent materials;
  • (d) cleaning techniques;
  • (e) vacuuming techniques;
  • (f) equipment required for containment/clean-up (include the use of non-sparking tools and equipment where applicable).

6.3.3. Any other information shall be provided relating to spills and releases, including advice on inappropriate containment or clean-up techniques, such as by indications like “never use …”.

6.4. Reference to other sections
If appropriate Sections 8 and 13 shall be referred to.


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