2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene

CAS RN:118-96-7

Other Preventive Measures

SRP: The scientific literature for the use of contact lenses in industry is conflicting. The benefit 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.
... Adequate ventilation should be provided. ... Adequate washing facilities should be available ...
When volunteers either handled or had standard soln of 2,4,6-tritrotoluene (100 mg/ml) applied to their palms, 90% of the residues were removed by the 1st washing, but subsequent washings were less efficient. TNT was still detected after 24 hr and approximately 12 washings.
If material not on fire and not involved in fire: Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of wate sources and sewers. Keep spilled material wet. Do not attempt to sweek up dry material. /Trinitrotoluene, wetted or TNT, wetted with not less than 30% water, by mass/
If material not on fire and not involved in fire: keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Cover all suspected material with wet sand or earth to prevent ignition until material can be permanently disposed of. /Trinitrotoluene (TNT), wetted (with not less than 10% water, by mass)/
If material not on fire and not involved in fire: Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep spilled material wet. Wet spilled material before picking it up. Do not attempt to sweep up dry material. /Trinitrotoluene (TNT)/
Personnel protection: Avoid breathing dusts, and fumes from burning material. ... Do not handle broken packages unless wearing appropriate personal protective equipment. Wash away any material which may have contacted the body with copious amounts of water or soap and water. Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus when fighting fires involving this material. /Trinitrotoluene (TNT)/
Personnel protection: ... Do not handle broken packages unless wearing appropriate personal protective equipment. Wash away any material which may have contacted the body with copious amounts of water or soap and water. Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus when fighting fires involving this material. ./Trinitrotoluene, wetted or TNT, wetted with not less than 30% water, by mass/
Personnel protection: Avoid breathing vapors or dusts. ... Do not handle broken packages unless wearing appropriate personal protective equipment. Wash away any material which may have contacted the body with copious amounts of water or soap and water. /Trinitrotoluene (TNT), wetted (with not less than 10% water, by mass)/
The worker should immediately wash the skin when it becomes contaminated.
The worker should wash daily at the end of each work shift, and prior to eating, drinking, smoking, etc..
Work clothing that becomes wet or significantly contaminated should be removed and replaced.
Workers whose clothing may have become contaminated should change into uncontaminated clothing before leaving the work premises.
Evacuation: If the the fire becomes uncontrollable - consider evacuation of one (1) mile radius. /Trinitrotoluene, wetted or TNT, wetted with not less than 30% water, by mass/
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking. Do NOT expose to friction or shock. Do not expose to heat and keep wet with at least 30% water. PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE! Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating ... Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. Do NOT take working clothes home.
SRP: Contaminated protective clothing should be segregated in such a manner so that there is no direct personal contact by personnel who handle, dispose, or clean the clothing. Quality assurance to ascertain the completeness of the cleaning procedures should be implemented before the decontaminated protective clothing is returned for reuse by the workers. Contaminated clothing should not be taken home at end of shift, but should remain at employee's place of work for cleaning.
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