> Use of the gel also does not take the place of rinsing with copious amounts of water initially
This is a little far afield from the original question, but I would note that the Honeywell brochure on Recommended Medical Treatment for HF exposure suggests that flushing with water be limited to 5 minutes rather than the general rule of 15 minutes for acid exposures, so that the gel can be applied earlier after the exposure. I wasn't aware of this before I did some research on this before a training I recently did.
The document can be found at
Ralph Stuart CIH
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
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