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Guide 113

 

Name of Material
 
 
Trinitrobenzene, wetted with not less than 30% water
 
 
GUIDE
113
FLAMMABLE SOLIDS - TOXIC (Wet/Desensitized Explosive)
 
POTENTIAL HAZARDS

FIRE OR EXPLOSION

  • Flammable/combustible material.
  • May be ignited by heat, sparks or flames.
  • DRIED OUT material may explode if exposed to heat, flame, friction or shock; treat as an explosive (GUIDE 112).
  • Keep material wet with water or treat as an explosive (GUIDE 112).
  • Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard.

HEALTH

  • Some are toxic and may be fatal if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through skin.
  • Contact may cause burns to skin and eyes.
  • Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
  • 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.
  • Isolate spill or leak area immediately for at least 100 meters (330 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 evacuation for 500 meters (1/3 mile) in all directions.

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 ERAP Program Section.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE

FIRE

CARGO Fire

  • DO NOT fight fire when fire reaches cargo! Cargo may EXPLODE!
  • Stop all traffic and clear the area for at least 1600 meters (1 mile) in all directions and let burn.
  • Do not move cargo or vehicle if cargo has been exposed to heat.

TIRE or VEHICLE Fire

  • Use plenty of water - FLOOD it! If water is not available, use CO2, dry chemical or dirt.
  • If possible, and WITHOUT RISK, use unmanned hose holders or monitor nozzles from maximum distance to prevent fire from spreading to cargo area.
  • Pay special attention to tire fires as re-ignition may occur. Stand by, at a safe distance, with extinguisher ready for possible re-ignition.

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.

Small Spill

  • Flush area with flooding quantities of water.

Large Spill

  • Wet down with water and dike for later disposal.
  • KEEP "WETTED" PRODUCT WET BY SLOWLY ADDING FLOODING QUANTITIES OF WATER.

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.
 
 
 
 
Date Modified:
2016-08-25