CAS RN:460-19-5

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.
On frostbite: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Refer for medical attention.
Prevent eye contact/Frostbite
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.
Work clothing that becomes wet should be immediately removed due to its flammability hazard (i.e., for liquids with a flash point <100 deg F).
If the clothing is to be laundered or otherwise cleaned to remove the cyanide, the person performing the operation should be informed of cyanide's hazardous properties. /Cyanides/
Persons who work with and around cyanide preparations should be given specific detailed instructions on management of cyanide poisoning / Cyanide/
Personnel protection: Avoid breathing vapors. Keep upwind. ... Avoid bodily contact with the 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. /Cyanogen, liquefied/
Evacuation: If material leaking (not on fire) consider evacuation from downwind area based on amount of material spilled, location and weather conditions. /Cyanogen, liquefied/
If material not on fire and not involved in fire: Keep sparks, flames, & other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources & sewers. Attempt to stop leak if without undue personnel hazard. Use water spray to knock-down vapors. /Cyanogen, liquefied/
Food storage, preparation, and eating shall be prohibited in areas where hydrogen cyanide is used. Smoking and the carrying of tobacco and other smoking materials shall also be prohibited in these areas. Clean and sanitary lunchroom facilities, if provided, must be in non exposure areas. ... Clothing-change and locker-room facilities shall be provided in a non exposure area. Workers should be encouraged to shower after work and to change work clothing frequently. Showers and basin washing facilities shall be located in the locker-room area. /Hydrogen cyanide & cyanide salts/
Before entering confined space where this chemical may be present, check to make sure that an explosive concentration does not exist.
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