Management of a Chemical Accident with Hexafluorine® solution at INSA Rennes
Auteur(s) : Jérôme Glane, Hygiene and Security Assistant
Date : 2014-06-25 - Type de produit dangereux : Various including hydrofluoric acid/nitric acid mixture
A bottle of a mixture of hydrofluoric acid (HF) and nitric acid (HNO3) was spilled on the floor of a laboratory in INSA Rennes (about 1 liter). The on-site person was splashed with several centiliters of the mixture on the legs (trousers and shoes). Immediately, two other people helped the victim undress and wash with two Hexafluorine® solution eyewashes and a Hexafluorine® solution autonomous portable shower. Then, they applied calcium gluconate gel on both feet and legs. Then they warn the health department and head of HSE. The antipoison center evaluated that management of the accident was satisfactory and checked on victim’s health the next day. After management of the exposed person, the laboratory room was neutralized using the neutralizing absorbent Trivorex®, which happened to be very efficient.