Safe handling of hexane and first aid


Hexane exposure is most likely to occur in the workplace. It is recommended that you wear protective gloves, goggles, protective clothing, and respiratory protection when working with chemicals. Do not smoke, drink or eat when exposed to hexane.


In addition to the following recommendations, you should seek medical attention after exposure to hexane (hexane sds) even if you do not experience any serious symptoms.


 Inhale - Move to an area with fresh air and loosen tight clothing such as collars, ties, belts or belts. If breathing is difficult, oxygen should be given. If you see someone lose consciousness or suspect their breathing has stopped, give artificial respiration (if trained) and seek medical attention immediately.


 Eye contact - If necessary, remove contact and immediately rinse eyes under running water for 15 to 20 minutes. Do not put any ointments, oils, or medications into your eyes without your doctor's advice.


 Skin contact - Wash the affected area with antiseptic soap and water, cover the area with anti-bacterial cream, and remove and isolate all contaminated clothing.


 Ingestion -- do not induce vomiting. Drink one or two glasses of water to dilute the chemical, but never give anything to someone who is convulsing or unconscious by mouth. If hexane is suspected, seek immediate medical attention.


Prevention and control of hexane fires


In order to prevent the explosion of this flammable chemical, hexane should be stored in a closed environment and equipped with proper ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Do not use compressed air for filling, venting, or handling, and always use non-sparking hand tools.