2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene

CAS RN:118-96-7

Protective Equipment / Clothing

Workers should be supplied with protective clothing that is laundered at regular intervals.
Wear appropriate personal protective clothing to prevent skin contact.
Wear appropriate eye protection to prevent eye contact.
Respirator Recommendations: Up to 5 mg/cu m: (Assigned Protection Factor = 10) Any supplied-air respirator. Substance reported to cause eye irritation or damage; may require eye protection.
Respirator Recommendations: Up to 12.5 mg/cu m: (Assigned Protection Factor = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode. Substance reported to cause eye irritation or damage; may require eye protection.
Respirator Recommendations: Up to 25 mg/cu m: (Assigned Protection Factor = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece (Assigned Protection Factor = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece.
Respirator Recommendations: Up to 500 mg/cu m: (Assigned Protection Factor = 2000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode.
Respirator Recommendations: Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions: (Assigned Protection Factor = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode./(Assigned Protection Factor = 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 = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having an N100, R100, or P100 filter./Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus.
Local exhaust or breathing protection. Protective gloves ... Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
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