Accidents

In the event of skin contact, immediately wash with soap and water and remove contaminated clothing. In case of eye contact, promptly wash with copious amounts of water for 15 min (lifting upper and lower lids occasionally) and obtain medical attention. If palladium on carbon is ingested, obtain medical attention immediately. If large amounts of dust are inhaled, move the person to fresh air and seek medical attention at once.

In the event of a spill, remove all ignition sources, wet the palladium on carbon with water, place in an appropriate container, and dispose of properly. Respiratory protection may be necessary in the event of a large release in a confined area.

Disposal

Excess palladium on carbon and waste material containing this substance should be covered in water, placed in an appropriate container, clearly labeled, and handled according to your institution's waste disposal guidelines. For more information on disposal procedures, see Chapter 7 of this volume.



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