023.0   Hazardous substances

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Hazardous substances

Operating fluids for motor vehicles are, in many cases, hazardous substances, for which specific regulations with regard to handling, storage, transportation, identification, and disposal must be observed.

These regulations result from the legal stipulations and technical regulations for hazardous substances that are valid in the respective 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.

No liability will be assumed in the event of improper or unlawful use of approved operating fluids.

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 hydraulic oil, sheet 345.0

  • Hydraulic oil 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.