What's the handling and storage methods of calcium carbide?
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Precautions for Safe Handling:
Avoid ingestion and inhalation of vapour dust. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, clothing and other combustible materials. Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure. Application of skin-protective barrier cream recommended. If ingested seek medical advice immediately and when possible show the container or label. Minimise dust generation and accumulation. Use adequate ventilation in workplace. Keep material away from sources of heat and ignition – no smoking. Keep container dry. Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Discard contaminated shoes. Inform laundry personnel of contaminants hazards.
Precautions for Safe Storage:
Keep container tightly closed when not in use, in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible materials. Keep the container sealed to prevent light and moisture contact. Store at room temperature (15-25°C). Store away from wooden, cardboard and paper surfaces/materials.