140 Oxidizers

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

  • Use water. Do not use dry chemicals or foams. CO2 or Halon may provide limited control.

Large Fires

  • Flood fire area with water from a distance.
  • Move containers from fire area if you can do it without risk.
  • Do not move cargo or vehicle if cargo has been exposed to heat.
  • 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.
  • 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

FIRST AID