Dry potassium hydroxide flake, caustic potash.
Caustic potash in any form or concentration must be respected by everyone who handles and uses it. Before starting to work with it, the user should be aware of its properties, know what safety precautions to follow, and know how to react in case of contact. Accidental exposure to caustic potash may occur under several conditions. Potentially hazardous situations include handling and packaging operations, equipment cleaning and repair, decontamination following spills and equipment failures. Employees who may be subject to such exposure must be provided with proper personal protective equipment and trained in its use. Some general guidelines follow.
Read and understand the latest Safety Data Sheet.
Provide eyewash fountains and safety showers in all areas where caustic potash is used or handled. Any caustic potash burn may be serious. DO NOT use any kind of neutralizing solution, particularly in the eyes, without direction by a physician.
Move the patient to a hospital emergency room immediately after first aid measures are applied.
FIRST AID MEASURES Please consult OxyChem’s latest Safety Data Sheet for caustic potash found online at www.oxychem.com for the latest first aid measures