Acetic Acid (alias of Vinegar acid)

CAS RN: 64-19-7

Other Preventive Measures

SRP: The scientific literature for the use of contact lenses by industrial workers is inconsistent. The benefits or detrimental effects of wearing contact lenses depend not only upon the substance, but also on factors including the form of the substance, characteristics and duration of the exposure, the uses of other eye protection equipment, and the hygiene of the lenses. However, there may be individual substances whose irritating or corrosive properties are such that the wearing of contact lenses would be harmful to the eye. In those specific cases, contact lenses should not be worn. In any event, the usual eye protection equipment should be worn even when contact lenses are in place.
SRP: Contaminated protective clothing should be segregated in a manner such that there is no direct personal contact by personnel who handle, dispose, or clean the clothing. The completeness of the cleaning procedures should be considered before the decontaminated protective clothing is returned for reuse by the workers. Contaminated clothing should not be taken home at the end of shift, but should remain at employee's place of work for cleaning.
Precautions for safe handling: avoid inhalation of vapor or mist. Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking. Take measures to prevent the build up of electrostatic charge.
Special precautions: Liquid acetic acid will attack some forms of plastics, rubber, and coatings.
Clothing contaminated with acetic acid should be placed in closed containers for storage until it can be discarded or until provision is made for the removal of acetic acid from the clothing. If the clothing is to be laundered or otherwise cleaned to remove the acetic acid, the person performing the operation should be informed of acetic acid's hazardous properties.
Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands.
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Moisture sensitive.
Employees who handle solid or liquid acetic acid or solutions containing acetic acid should wash their hands thoroughly before eating, smoking, or using toilet facilities.
Non-impervious clothing which becomes contaminated with solid or liquid acetic acid or solutions containing 50% or more of acetic acid by weight should be removed immediately and not reworn until the acetic acid is removed from the clothing. Non-impervious clothing which becomes contaminated with solutions containing less than 50% but greater than 10% of acetic acid by weight should be removed promptly ad not reworn until the acetic acid is removed from the clothing.
Where there is any possibility of exposure of an employees' body to solid or liquid acetic acid or solutions containing 50% or more of acetic acid by weight, facilities for quick drenching of the body should be provided within the immediate work area for emergency use.
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Work clothing that becomes wet or significantly contaminated should be removed and replaced. />10%/
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