Skydrol Safety Facts Listed

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Skydrol Safety Facts Listed

Phosphate esters are good solvents that can cause dryness or damage to fatty skin tissues in repeated or prolonged exposures.
They also contain mild organic acids that can cause intense eye pain or a burning sensation on sensitive skin areas. It is for these reasons, that technicians should use special care to avoid coming into contact with Skydrol.
Skin Protection

  • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
  • Wear suitable protective clothing such as chemically resistant gloves.
  • Wear full protective clothing if the task could cause Skydrol to splash.
  • Wash contaminated skin promptly with a liberal amount of soap and warm water.

Caution: If Skydrol penetrates the skin from a high-pressure leak, seek the immediate attention of a physician.

  • If clothing becomes soaked with Skydrol, remove it as soon as possible and put on clean clothing.
  • Launder contaminated clothing and clean protective equipment before next use.

Note: It is recommended to have access to a safety shower at locations where skin contact with Skydrol can occur.

Eye Protection

  • Wear chemical protective goggles when pressure testing is conducted or there is a potential of Skydrol splashing into the eyes.
  • If fluid splashes into the eyes, treat eyes immediately by flushing the eyes with a liberal amount of cold clean tap water or a standard eye irrigation fluid.

Caution: Flushing the eye with non-sterile solutions of mineral/caster oil or milk is not recommended. Only use prepared solutions labeled for ophthalmic eye irrigation. If Skydrol under high/temperature or pressure contacts eye tissue and/or foreign matter is injected, seek the immediate attention of a physician.
Note: It is recommended to have access to an eyewash station at locations where eye contact with Skydrol can occur.

Respiratory Protection

  • Wear approved respiratory protection equipment when airborne exposure is present.
  • Avoid breathing Skydrol vapors or mist if a high-pressure leak develops.
  • Move to fresh air away from the airborne exposure when respiratory protection equipment is not worn.

Caution: Upper respiratory ailments including nose and throat irritation, and bronchitis can occur from inhalation of Skydrol vapors or mist. People with asthma can also demonstrate a more marked reaction. If symptoms are severe, seek the immediate attention of a physician.

Posted in Jan 2011 Cessna Direct Approach

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