Toluene

CAS RN:108-88-3

Protective Equipment / Clothing

Eye/face protection: Face shield and safety glasses. Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).

Skin protection: Handle with gloves.

Body Protection: Complete suit protecting against chemicals. Flame retardant antistatic protective clothing. The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.

Respiratory protection: Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face respirator with multipurpose combination (US) or type ABEK (EN 14387) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).

Eye protection: Glasses having shatter-resistant glass or equivalent lenses and side shields to protect the eyes from toluene splashes.

Wear protective gloves and clothing to prevent any reasonable probability of skin contact. ... Viton/Neoprene, Teflon, Viton/chlorobutyl, and Silvershield are recommended protective materials. ... Wear splash-proof chemical goggles and face shield unless full-face-piece respiratory protection is worn. Employees should wash immediately with soap when skin is wet or contaminated. Provide emergency showers and eyewash.

Respirator selection: 500 ppm: CcrFOv (APF=50) [any air-purifying, full-face-piece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted acid gas canister]; or PaprOv (APF=25) [any powered, air-purifying respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)]; or GmFOv (APF=50) [any air-purifying, full-face-piece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister]; or Sa (APF=10) (any supplied-air respirator); or SCBAF (APF=50) (any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full face-piece). Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentration or IDLH conditions: SCBAF: Pd,Pp (APF=10,000) (any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full face-piece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode); or SaF: Pd,Pp: ASCBA (APF=10,000) (any supplied-air respirator that has a full face-piece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained breathing apparatus operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode). Escape: GmFOv (APF=50) [any air-purifying, full-face-piece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister]; or SCBAE (any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus).

Wear appropriate personal protective clothing to prevent skin contact.

Wear appropriate eye protection to prevent eye contact.

Respirator Recommendations: Up to 500 ppm:

Assigned Protection Factor (APF) Respirator Recommendations
APF = 10 Any chemical cartridge respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s). Substance reported to cause eye irritation or damage; may require eye protection.
APF = 25 Any powered, air-purifying respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s). Substance reported to cause eye irritation or damage; may require eye protection.
APF = 50 Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister.
APF = 10 Any supplied-air respirator. Substance reported to cause eye irritation or damage; may require eye protection.
APF = 50 Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece.

Respirator Recommendations: Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:

Assigned Protection Factor (APF) Respirator Recommendations
APF = 10,000 Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode.
APF = 10,000 Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus.

Respirator Recommendations: Escape:

Assigned Protection Factor (APF) Respirator Recommendations
APF = 50 Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister. Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus.
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