Nickel Carbonyl

CAS RN:13463-39-3

Protective Equipment / Clothing

Persons who enter confined spaces where they might possibly be exposed to nickel carbonyl should have self-contained breathing apparatus and a suitable harness with lifeline tended by another employee outside the space.
Respiratory protection for nickel carbonyl is as follows: Greater than 0.001 ppm or entry and escape from unknown concentrations: self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece operated in pressure-demand or other positive pressure mode or a combination respirator, which includes a type-C supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece, operated in pressure-demand or other positive pressure or continuous-flow mode and an auxillary self-contained breathing apparatus operated in pressure-demand or other positive pressure mode; Escape: any gas mask providing protection against nickel carbonyl or any escape self-contained breathing apparatus.
If the use of respirators is necessary, the only respirators permitted are those that have been approved by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (formerly Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration) or by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. ... Employees should be provided with and required to use impervious clothing, gloves, face shields (eight-inch minimum), and other appropriate protective clothing necessary to prevent any possibility of skin contact with liquid nickel carbonyl. ... Employees should be provided with and required to use splash-proof safety goggles where there is any possibility of liquid nickel carbonyl contacting the eyes.
PRECAUTIONS FOR "CARCINOGENS": ... Dispensers of liq detergent /should be available./ ... Safety pipettes should be used for all pipetting. ... In animal laboratory, personnel should ... wear protective suits (preferably disposable, one-piece & close-fitting at ankles & wrists), gloves, hair covering & overshoes. ... In chemical laboratory, gloves & gowns should always be worn ... however, gloves should not be assumed to provide full protection. Carefully fitted masks or respirators may be necessary when working with particulates or gases, & disposable plastic aprons might provide addnl protection. ... Gowns ... /should be/ of distinctive color, this is a reminder that they are not to be worn outside the laboratory. /Chemical Carcinogens/
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