133 Flammable Solids

POTENTIAL HAZARDS

FIRE OR EXPLOSION

HEALTH

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

EVACUATION

Large Spill

  • Consider initial downwind evacuation for at least 100 meters (330 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.

 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

FIRE

Small Fires

  • Dry chemical, CO2, sand, earth, water spray or regular foam.

Large Fires

  • Water spray, fog or regular foam.
  • Move containers from fire area if you can do it without risk.

Fire involving Tanks or Car/Trailer Loads

  • Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out.
  • For massive fire, use unmanned hose holders or monitor nozzles; if this is impossible, withdraw from area and let fire burn.
  • Withdraw immediately in case of rising sound from venting safety devices or discoloration of tank.
  • ALWAYS stay away from tanks engulfed in fire.

SPILL OR LEAK

Small Dry Spills

  • With clean shovel place material into clean, dry container and cover loosely; move containers from spill area.

Large Spills

  • Wet down with water and dike for later disposal.
  • Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas.

FIRST AID