153 Substances
Toxic and/or Corrosive
(Combustible)

POTENTIAL HAZARDS

HEALTH

FIRE OR EXPLOSION

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

EVACUATION

Spill

  • See the Table of Initial Isolation and Protective Action Distances for highlighted substances. For non-highlighted substances, increase, in the downwind direction, as necessary, the isolation distance shown under "PUBLIC SAFETY".

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 or water spray.

Large Fires

  • Dry chemical, CO2, alcohol-resistant foam or water spray.
  • Move containers from fire area if you can do it without risk.
  • Dike fire control water for later disposal; do not scatter the material.

Fire involving Tanks or Car/Trailer Loads

  • Fight fire from maximum distance or use unmanned hose holders or monitor nozzles.
  • Do not get water inside containers.
  • 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.

SPILL OR LEAK

FIRST AID