Safety instructions for sampling fuels from emergency power systems
Please be sure to observe the following safety instructions in accordance with the sampling instructions.
- Use your personal protective equipment
Please wear suitable protective clothing when working. Suitable are safety shoes or boots, safety goggles with side protection in case of splashes and gloves protecting against aromatic hydrocarbons.
- Technical protective measures
Do not use a cell phone during sampling. Keep the sample away from ignition sources (open flames and sparks) and heat sources (hot pipes or surfaces).
DO NOT SMOKE! NO OPEN FLAMES!
- During sampling
Do not eat, drink, or smoke while collecting samples. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothing. Do not put fuel-soaked rags in pockets of work clothing. Wash hands before and immediately after handling fuel. Wash off fuel on skin with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Gloves must be inspected regularly and replaced if worn, punctured or contaminated.
KEEP AWAY FROM FOOD, DRINKS, AND PET FOOD.
Provide adequate ventilation. When working in enclosed spaces (tanks, containers, etc.), make sure beforehand that there is an atmosphere suitable for breathing. Vapours may form explosive mixtures with air. Do not smoke! Avoid inhalation of vapours or mist. Avoid contact of the fuel with skin, eyes, and clothing.
NEVER ASPIRATE FUEL BY MOUTH!
Avoid formation of vapor, mist, or aerosol. Do not use compressed air for filling, emptying, or handling.
- If something does happen
May cause mild irritation. Flush eyes thoroughly with plenty of water, including under eyelids. Check if contact lenses are worn and remove if necessary. Then rinse the eyes. Consult a medical specialist if eye irritation persists.
Heating oil and diesel may cause skin irritation and/or dermatitis. Wash skin with soap and water. Seek medical attention if skin irritation persists.
Ingestion of fuel oil or diesel:
DO NOT induce vomiting because the risk of aspiration is very high. Fuel may enter lungs and cause damage. Do not give anything to drink. Take affected person to hospital immediately. Do not wait until symptoms appear, they can be fatal. Call the emergency doctor immediately!