023.0   Hazardous substances

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Hazardous substances

Operating fluids for vehicles are in many cases hazardous substances for which certain rules require to be observed in respect of handling, storage, transportation, marking and the disposal.

These rules result from the legal provisions and technical codes of practice for hazardous substances which apply in the particular country. In view of the fact that major differences may exist from one country to the other, it is not possible to provide a comprehensive worldwide valid statement regarding the legislation and regulations to be observed.

The user of the products stated herein therefore has an obligation to inform himself of any nationally applicable legislation and regulations. Daimler AG does not assume any liability whatsoever in respect of improper or illegal use of the operating fluids which are approved by them.

In the sections which follow we provide you with a number of basic information in respect of handling various operating fluids:

Safe handling of lubricants (fresh and used oil)

  • If swallowed, consult a doctor without delay.
  • Do not inhale vapors; avoid contact with eyes and skin. In the event of eye contact, rinse out thoroughly with plenty of water. In the event of skin contact, wash off with water and soap.
  • Take off soiled clothing immediately.
  • Must be kept away from children.
  • Do not allow to get into the sewage system, surface water, groundwater or the soil.
  • Dispose of empty cans in accordance with regulations.

Safe handling of diesel fuel

  • Diesel fuel is harmful to health and, if swallowed, can cause damage to the lungs. Irreversible damage possible. Consult a physician immediately. Do not attempt to make the person vomit.
  • Do not inhale vapors; avoid contact with eyes and skin. In the event of eye contact, rinse out thoroughly with plenty of water. In the event of skin contact, wash off with water and soap.
  • Take off soiled clothing immediately.
  • Must be kept away from children.
  • Do not allow to get into the sewage system, surface water, groundwater or the soil.
  • Dispose of empty cans in accordance with regulations.

Safe handling of gasoline

  • Gasoline is toxic and highly flammable. May also produce cancer.
  • When used, explosive/highly flammable vapor-air mixtures may be formed. Keep away from sources of ignition - do not smoke.
  • If swallowed, consult a doctor without delay.
  • Do not inhale vapors; avoid contact with eyes and skin. In the event of eye contact, rinse out thoroughly with plenty of water. In the event of skin contact, wash off with water and soap.
  • Take off soiled clothing immediately.
  • Keep under lock and key. Must be kept away from children.
  • Do not allow to get into the sewage system, surface water, groundwater or the soil.

Safe handling of coolant

  • Coolant is a health hazard. If swallowed, consult a doctor without delay.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and skin. In the event of eye contact, rinse out thoroughly with plenty of water. In the event of skin contact, wash off with water and soap.
  • Take off soiled clothing immediately.
  • Must be kept away from children.
  • Do not allow to get into the sewage system, surface water, groundwater or the soil.
  • Dispose of empty cans in accordance with regulations.

Safe handling of brake fluid

  • If swallowed, consult a doctor without delay.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and skin. In the event of eye contact, rinse out thoroughly with plenty of water. In the event of skin contact, wash off with water and soap.
  • Take off soiled clothing immediately.
  • Must be kept away from children.
  • Do not allow to get into the sewage system, surface water, groundwater or the soil.
  • Dispose of empty cans in accordance with regulations.

Safe handling of central hydraulic fluid Sheet 345.0

  • Central hydraulic fluid is a health hazard. May possibly cause damage to reproductive ability. May possibly cause damage to a child in the womb.
  • If swallowed, consult a doctor without delay.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and skin. In the event of eye contact, rinse out thoroughly with plenty of water. In the event of skin contact, wash off with water and soap.
  • Take off soiled clothing immediately.
  • Must be kept away from children.
  • Do not allow to get into the sewage system, surface water, groundwater or the soil.
  • Dispose of empty cans in accordance with regulations.