Chemical Exposure

First Step Action

Reaction time is critical in cases of chemical exposure. The following First Step Action guide will assist you in the case of accidental exposure to chemicals most commonly found at Sars. While first step procedures are being carried out, your colleagues can assist you with more detailed information, e.g. from relevant data-sheets found in the lab, Chemical Register as well as medical consultations. All accidents and injuries must be reported to the Head of Administration or Deputy of Safety as well as to your supervisor.

Chemical Emergency Procedure Danger Category
Acrylamid Rinse thouroughly with water H = (Skin penetrating - Hudopptak)
K1 = (Cancer causing - Kreftfremkallende)
M1 = (Mutagenic - Arvestoffskadelig)
Chloroform Rinse thouroughly with water T = (Toxic - Giftig)
DEPC-water Skin exposure:
Rinse thouroughly with water
Bronchia exposure:
Inhale fresh air
T = (Toxic - Giftig)
DMSO Skin exposure:
1) Rinse thouroughly with water
2) Wash with soap and water
3) Remove exposed clothing
Eye exposure:
Rinse thouroughly with water
T = (Toxic - Giftig)
R = (Teratogenic - Reproduksjonsskadelig)
M = (Mutagenic - Arvestoffskadelig)
EtBr Skin exposure:
Wash with soap water
Eye exposure:
Rinse thouroughly with water
T = (Toxic - Giftig)
R = (Teratogenic - Reproduksjonsskadelig)
M = (Mutagenic - Arvestoffskadelig)
Formaldehyd Rinse thouroughly with water A = (Allergenic if skin is exposed - Allergifremkallende)
K3 = (Highly cancer causing - Kreftfremkallende)
Formamide 1) Rinse with soap and water
2) Rinse with water for 15 minutes
H = (Skin penetrating - Hudopptak)
R = (Teratogenic - Reproduksjonsskadelig)
HCl Rinse thouroughly with water C = (Corrosive - Etsende)
Xi = (Irritating to the bronchia - Irriterende)
NaOH Rinse thouroughly with water T = (Toxic - Giftig)
Xi = (Irritating - Irriterende)
Paraformaldehyd Skin exposure:
Rinse with soap and water
A = (Allergenic if skin is exposed - Allergifremkallende)
K3 = (Highly cancer causing - Kreftfremkallende)
Phenol Rinse with water for 15 minutes A = (Allergenic if skin is exposed - Allergifremkallende)
SDS (Powder) Rinse thouroughly with water Xn = (Health hazardous - Helseskadelig)


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