Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. See Notes. Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
NO open flames. Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.
Use water spray, powder. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!
Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Wheezing.
Use local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention .
Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention .
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Remove all ignition sources. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.
According to UN GHS Criteria
Transportation UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 4.1; UN Pack Group: III
Separated from strong oxidants. Well closed.
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance BROWN AMORPHOUS OR BLUISH-RED SOLID.
Physical dangers Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.
Chemical dangers Upon heating, toxic fumes are formed. Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic fumes. Reacts with strong oxidants.
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure The aerosol is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
Cobalt naphthenate is used as a solution usually in mineral oils and spirits: 6% (cobalt) solution; boiling point: >150°C; specific gravity (water=1): 0.94-0.98; vapour density (air=1): 4.9. Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately.
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