ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences - Protease

 

ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences

 


 

PROTEASE

SYNONYMS
None known
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
Keep away from eyes and skin.
Avoid inhalation and ingestion.
CHARACTERISTICS
Lyophilised powder
HEALTH HAZARD DATA
Protease is a skin, eye and respiratory tract irritant. It may cause allergic skin and respiratory tract reactions followed by senstisation.
TREATMENTS
Skin - Immediately wash the affected area with soap or mild detergent and large amounts of water until all evidence of the chemical has been removed (approximately 15 minutes). If irritation persists or dermatitis develops seek medical advice. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes and decontaminate before re-use.
Eyes - Immediately wash the affected eye with large amounts of water until all evidence of the chemical has been removed (approximately 15 minutes). If irritation or pain persists seek immediate medical attention.
Inhalation - Remove from the area of exposure to fresh air. Keep warm and allow to rest. Seek medical advice.
Ingestion - Never give anything by mouth if the victim is losing consciousness, is unconscious or convulsing. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with water. Seek medical advice.
INCOMPATIBILITY
None known
STORAGE
Store in a cool, dry atmosphere away from heat and incompatible substances.
HANDLING
Wear protective clothing. A long sleeved laboratory coat or gown with elasticised wrist bands, rubber gloves and safety goggles as a minimum standard.
DISPOSAL
Mix wirh a combustible solvent and burn in a high temperature incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber.
ENVIRONMENT
No data available.

 


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