Trans-1,2-dichloroethylene

CAS RN:156-60-5

DOT Emergency Guidelines

GUIDE 130P
FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS (Water-Immiscible/Noxious)
POTENTIAL HAZARDS
FIRE OR EXPLOSION
· HIGHLY FLAMMABLE: Will be easily ignited by heat, sparks or flames.
· Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air.
· Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back.
· Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks).
· Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers.
· Those substances designated with a (P) may polymerize explosively when heated or involved in a fire.
· Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard.
· Containers may explode when heated.
· Many liquids are lighter than water.
HEALTH
· May cause toxic effects if inhaled or absorbed through skin.
· Inhalation or contact with material may irritate or burn skin and eyes.
· Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
· Vapors may cause dizziness or suffocation.
· Runoff from fire control or dilution water may cause pollution.
PUBLIC SAFETY
· CALL EMERGENCY RESPONSE Telephone Number on Shipping Paper first. If Shipping Paper not available or no answer, refer to appropriate telephone number listed on the inside back cover.
· As an immediate precautionary measure, isolate spill or leak area for at least 50 meters (150 feet) in all directions.
· Keep unauthorized personnel away.
· Stay upwind, uphill and/or upstream.
· Ventilate closed spaces before entering.
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
· Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
· Structural firefighters' protective clothing will only provide limited protection.
EVACUATION
Large Spill
· Consider initial downwind evacuation for at least 300 meters (1000 feet).
Fire
· If tank, rail car or tank truck is involved in a fire, ISOLATE for 800 meters (1/2 mile) in all directions; also, consider initial evacuation for 800 meters (1/2 mile) in all directions.
In Canada, an Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP) may be required for this product. Please consult the shipping document and/or the Canada and United States National Response Centers reference document.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE
FIRE
CAUTION: All these products have a very low flash point: Use of water spray when fighting fire may be inefficient.
Small Fire
· Dry chemical, CO2, water spray or regular foam.
Large Fire
· Water spray, fog or regular foam.
· Do not use straight streams.
· Move containers from fire area if you can do it without risk.
Fire involving Tanks or Car/Trailer Loads
· Fight fire from maximum distance or use unmanned hose holders or monitor nozzles.
· Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out.
· Withdraw immediately in case of rising sound from venting safety devices or discoloration of tank.
· ALWAYS stay away from tanks engulfed in fire.
· For massive fire, use unmanned hose holders or monitor nozzles; if this is impossible, withdraw from area and let fire burn.
SPILL OR LEAK
· ELIMINATE all ignition sources (no smoking, flares, sparks or flames in immediate area).
· All equipment used when handling the product must be grounded.
· Do not touch or walk through spilled material.
· Stop leak if you can do it without risk.
· Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas.
· A vapor-suppressing foam may be used to reduce vapors.
· Absorb or cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material and transfer to containers.
· Use clean, non-sparking tools to collect absorbed material.
Large Spill
· Dike far ahead of liquid spill for later disposal.
· Water spray may reduce vapor, but may not prevent ignition in closed spaces.
FIRST AID
· Ensure that medical personnel are aware of the material(s) involved and take precautions to protect themselves.
· Move victim to fresh air.
· Call 911 or emergency medical service.
· Give artificial respiration if victim is not breathing.
· Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
· Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes.
· In case of contact with substance, immediately flush skin or eyes with running water for at least 20 minutes.
· Wash skin with soap and water.
· In case of burns, immediately cool affected skin for as long as possible with cold water. Do not remove clothing if adhering to skin.
· Keep victim calm and warm.
· Effects of exposure (inhalation, ingestion or skin contact) to substance may be delayed.
ERG 2016

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