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USE OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SUBSTANCES RISK ASSESSMENT (COSHH)

Assessment carried out by: Thursday group- Saarah Norat, Ingrid Nicacio, Humaira Bhana Contact No. :
Purpose of assessment: Teaching: ☐ Projects: ☐ Research: ☐ Technical Prep:  Outreach Activity: ☐ Reference:
Module name (where applicable): Chemical and biochemical Reaction Engineering Room No. :
Supervisor name: Paul Singh Extension No. :
Those at risk from this activity: Academic Staff:  Researchers:  Technicians:  Undergraduates:  Visitors: ☐

Description of the activity being assessed:


1 M Sodium hydroxide

First Aid Standard First Aid Measures (see below) 


Seek assistance from a qualified first General advice: If you are unsure or symptoms persist consult a physician. Show this form to the doctor in attendance.
aider.
 If inhaled: Move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration.
In the case of an emergency out of  In case of skin contact: Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash off with soap and plenty of water.
your control raise the alarm by  In case of eye contact: Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
dialling 9999 from any internal  If swallowed: Do NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water.
handset
Non Standard First Aid Measures (see below) ☐
Your nearest first aid box is located:
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Additional controls (please specify in the box below)

Spillage treatment (In the case of an emergency out of your control raise the alarm by calling a member of technical staff or dialling 2222 for security from any handset.)
Small spillage- Sweep up (avoid generating dust) and remove to a suitable, clearly labelled container for disposal in accordance with local regulations.
Large spillage- Seek expert advice on handling and disposal

Disposal of waste
Substance, mixture, organism etc. Signal word Hazard code and statement Route of entry Initial risk
Physical hazards (starts H2..)
H290 May be corrosive to metals
Choose an item.

Health hazards (starts H3..) Eye contact


Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage Ingestion
Danger High risk
CAS- 1310-73-2 H318 Causes serious eye damage Skin contact

Environmental hazards (starts H4..)


H402 Harmful to aquatic life

Factors affecting risk


e.g. state, quantity, Precautionary code and statement Local control(s) Residual risk
handling etc.
Prevention: (starts P1.. / P2..)
P234 Keep only in original packaging
P260 Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray
Sodium hydroxide is a P264 Wash....thoroughly after handling
clear colourless liquid. P273 Avoid release to the environment
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection
Avoid formation of Response: (starts P3..)
dust and aerosols and
P301+P330+P331 IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting
provide appropriate
P303+P361+P353 IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. rinse skin
exhaust ventilation at Safety glasses - other
with water (or shower)
places where dust is Gloves - nitrile
P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing Medium risk
formed
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact
lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing
Storage condition:
P363 Wash contaminated clothing before use
Keep the container
P390 Absorb spillage to prevent material-damage
tightly closed and
Storage: (starts P4..)
keep in a cool well
P405 Store locked up
ventilated area. Do
P406 Store in corrosion resistant/..container with a resistant inner liner
not store above 23®C
Disposal: (starts P5..)
P501 Dispose of contents/container to...
Substance, mixture, organism etc. Signal word Hazard code and statement Route of entry Initial risk
Physical hazards (starts H2..)
H225 Highly flammable liquid and vapour
Health hazards (starts H3..) Choose an item.
Ethyl Acetate
H319 Causes serious eye irritation Choose an item. Choose an
C4H8O2 Danger
H336 May cause drowsiness or dizziness Choose an item. item.
CAS-141-78-6

Environmental hazards (starts H4..)


N/a
Factors affecting risk
e.g. state, quantity, Precautionary code and statement Local control(s) Residual risk
handling etc.
Prevention: (starts P1.. / P2..)
Ethyl acetate is a clear P210 Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No
and colourless liquid smoking
P233 Keep container tightly closed
Keep away from P240 Ground and bond container and recieving equipment
sources of ignition P241 Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/../equipment
P242 Use only non-sparking tools
Take measures to P243 Take action to prevent static discharge
prevent build-up of P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray
Gloves - Butyl
electrostatic charge P264 Wash....thoroughly after handling
Lab coat and safety glasses Choose an
P271 Use only outdoors or in a well ventilated area
item.
Storage conditions: P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection
Keep container tightly Response: (starts P3..)
closed in a dry and P303+P361+P353 IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. rinse skin
well ventilated area. with water (or shower)
Containers which are P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing
opened must be P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact
carefully resealed and lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing
kept upright to P337+P313 If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
prevent leakage. P370+P378 In case of fire: Use...to extinguish
Storage: (starts P4..)
P403+P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed
P403+P235 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool
P405 Store locked up
Disposal: (starts P5..)
P501 Dispose of contents/container to...

Substance, mixture, organism etc. Signal word Hazard code and statement Route of entry Initial risk
Physical hazards (starts H2..)
N/a

Health hazards (starts H3..) Choose an item.


Sodium Acetate
H319 Causes serious eye irritation Choose an item. Choose an
C2H3NaO2 Warning
Choose an item. item.
CAS- 6131-90-4

Environmental hazards (starts H4..)


N/a

Factors affecting risk


e.g. state, quantity, Precautionary code and statement Local control(s) Residual risk
handling etc.
Prevention: (starts P1.. / P2..)
P264 Wash....thoroughly after handling
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection

Sodium acetate is a Response: (starts P3..)


solid white powder P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact
lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing
Gloves - nitrile
Storage conditions: P337+P313 If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
Safety glasses - other Choose an
Keep container in a
item.
tightly closed Storage: (starts P4..)
container in a dry and Choose an item.
well ventilated place Choose an item.

Disposal: (starts P5..)


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Choose an item.
Substance, mixture, organism etc. Signal word Hazard code and statement Route of entry Initial risk
Physical hazards (starts H2..)
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Health hazards (starts H3..) Choose an item.


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item. Choose an item. Choose an item. item.

Environmental hazards (starts H4..)


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Factors affecting risk


e.g. state, quantity, Precautionary code and statement Local control(s) Residual risk
handling etc.
Prevention: (starts P1.. / P2..)
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Response: (starts P3..)


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Storage: (starts P4..) item.
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Disposal: (starts P5..)


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