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CNESSTSanté et sécurité du travailEnglishPreventionRépertoire toxicologiqueWHMIS 1988Material Safety Data Sheet User's GuideGuide - Preventive measures
This section contains useful information for protecting the health and physical well-being of a worker exposed to the product under normal or accidental conditions of use, handling, or storage of this product.
This subsection specifies the parts of the body to be protected and the type of protective equipment appropriate to the contaminant exposure and the regulations in force in Québec. For more information on the respiratory protective equipment to use in Québec, consult the following Web site: www.cnesst.gouv.qc.ca/prevention/reptox/apruq/.
Xylene· Respiratory tractFrom 100 ppm, wear an appropriate respirator.· SkinGloves: Multilayer polyethylene/ethylene vinyl alcohol/polyethylene (PE/EVAL/PE), polyvinyl alcohol (PVAL), multilayer Viton®/butyl rubber/Viton® or Viton®.· EyesWear safety glasses if there is a risk of splashing.
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This subsection contains the specific procedures to apply to handle the product safely.
XyleneThis flammable liquid must be handled in compliance with the Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code NFPA 30. Use tools that will not produce sparks. Wear the appropriate protective clothing and ventilate adequately. Equipment must be grounded and bounded: refer to NFPA 77 code.
This subsection contains procedures to apply in the event of accidental leaks or spills of the product as well as the means of disposing of it.
TolueneIn the event of accidental leaks or minor spills, absorb with sand or any other non-combustible absorbent material. Place the mixture in a well identified airtight container so that it can be treated later in compliance with the regulations in force.
The steps to be taken for product waste disposal are explained in this subsection.
XyleneVentilate the site of the spill well so that the remainder of the liquid evaporates and the vapours disperse. Do not pour the waste into the sewer and do not dispose of contaminated absorbents in the garbage. If necessary, consult the regional office of the ministère de l’Environnement. Dispose of it in compliance with the municipal, provincial and federal regulations in effect.
Consult the Handling subsection to learn how to handle the product safely.
AcétyleneCompressed gas cylinders must not be subjected to violent impact, and a damaged cylinder must never be used. Do not use cylinders of compressed gas for purposes other than those for which they are intended. They must be attached upright or secured in a cart when they are used. Handle them away from all sources of heat and ignition. Use tools that will not produce sparks. Equipment must be grounded.
The Storage subsection contains the conditions for safe storage of the product.
XyleneStore it in a cool and well-ventilated location, away from sources of heat and ignition and incompatible substances. The containers must be grounded.
The Shipping subsection contains the special information relating to the shipping of dangerous goods. For more details, consult the Regulations section (TDG) of this guide.