Propargyl Alcohol

CAS RN:107-19-7

Protective Equip. / Clothing

Wear special protective clothing and positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus.

The MSA type GMA chin style common organic vapor canister was tested against nine hazardous vapors in a controlled access laboratory under conditions similar to the most severe expected operating conditions in the field. The vapors tested included chloroform, benzene, epichlorohydrin, acrylonitrile, propargyl alcohol, 1,2-dibromoethane, acrolein, chloromethyl-methyl-ether, and N-nitrosodimethylamine. The challenge concentration was 50 times the assigned TLV or 50 times the lowest practical concentration where no TLV was assigned. A flow rate through the canisters corresponding to 49 standard l/min was used. Tests were conducted at relative humidities of 80% and less than 15%, and all tests continued for 16 hr or until 1% penetration or half the TLV was detected downstream of the canisters. A moderate breathing rate was assumed. The canister, under the experimental conditions, afforded adequate worker protection against chloroform, benzene, and acrylonitrile for a minimum of 4 hr and epichlorohydrin for at least 8 hr. The canister provided adequate worker protection for propargyl alcohol, 1,2-dibromoethane, and acrolein for a minimum of 16 hr. Sixteen hour protection was also adequate for N-nitrosodimethylamine at the 1 ppm challenge level. It is recommended that the canister not be used in a chloromethyl-methyl-ether environment.

Wear appropriate personal protective clothing to prevent skin contact.

Wear appropriate eye protection to prevent eye contact.

Eyewash fountains should be provided in areas where there is any possbility that workers could be exposed to the substance; this is irrespective of the recommendation involving the wearing of eye protection.

Facilities for quickly drenching the body should be provided within the immediate work area for emergency use where there is a possibility of exposure. [Note: It is intended that these facilities provide a sufficient quantity or flow of water to quickly remove the substance from any body areas likely to be exposed. The actual determination of what constitutes an adequate quick drench facility depends on the specific circumstances. In certain instances, a deluge shower should be readily available, whereas in others, the availability of water from a sink or hose could be considered adequate.]

Safety goggles, face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.

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