HYDROFLUORIC ACID FIRST AID FOR SKIN CONTACT
1. IMMEDIATELY rinse the contacted skin area with copious quantities of water, being careful to wash the acid away from other parts of your body, especially finger/toe nails.
2. Remove all clothing exposed to the HF.
3. Continue rinsing for 1-2 minutes. Do NOT dry the skin.
4. Puncture the Calcium Gluconate Gel tube using the inverted tube cap.
5. Squeeze the Calcium Gluconate Gel on the contacted area, cover the entire area with gel.
6. Use a double gloved hand to spread the gel, and gently massage it into the skin. Take the gel with you and continue to apply fresh gel while enroute to the Emergency Room.
7. Elevate burned extremities, if possible.
8. Immediately go to the Stanford Emergency Room.
9. Tell them you have Hydrofluoric Acid on you.
10. Continue to apply fresh gel (and gently massage it in) while waiting to be treated.
NOT FOR USE IN THE EYES
[safety/hf first aid, dermal/2-1-95]
Stanford Nanofabrication Facility
Last Modified 08/29/2003