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inhalation or ingestion. When working in places where cement becomes airborne suitable respiratory protection should be worn.
When cement is mixed with water alkali is released. Precautions should therefore be taken to avoid dry cement entering the eyes, mouth and nose and to avoid skin contact with wet concrete or mortar. Continued skin contact during a working day can result in “cement burns” with ulceration. Repeated skin contact over a period of time may cause irritant contact dermatitis. The abrasiveness of the mortar or concrete constituents can aggravate these conditions. Some people are sensitive to the small amounts of chromate which are present in cements and can develop allergic contact dermatitis, but this is rare.
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Eye Contact – In the event of eye contact wash the eye immediately with plenty of clean water. Seek medical advice without delay. Skin Contact – Wash the affected area immediately. If skin irritation persists seek medical advice. Inhalation – If large quantities have been inhaled move to fresh air. Seek medical advice if irritation or inflammation occurs. Ingestion – If infested wash out mouth with plenty of clean water and drink copious amounts of drinking water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical advice is irritation occurs.
5. FIRE FIGHTING METHODS
Cement is not flammable and will not support combustion of other materials.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
DRY SPILLAGE – Use vacuum to avoid raising excessive airborne dust. Avoid breathing dust by using suitable respiratory protection.
7. HANDLING & STORAGE (handling)
Wear suitable protection for the eyes, mouth and nose if dust becomes airborne. Avoid Skin contact with wet Cement, wearing suitable protective clothing such as wellington boots, waterproof trousers and waterproof gloves. Must be stores in clean, dry atmosphere