Nitroglycerin

CAS RN:55-63-0

Protective Equipment / Clothing

...On no account should trouser legs or tunic sleeves be turned back and only approved shoes in good condition ...worn. Nitroglycerin will penetrate thin rubber and, consequently, hand protection should be made from nylon or polyethylene with sweat-absorbent cotton liner. ...Where unduly high atmospheric concentration ...suspected, workers ...wear respiratory protective equipment, and workers cleaning tally bowls, hall machines and drag belt pits ...equipped with airline respirators. ...Where persons are required to work with nitroglycerin, local exhaust ventilation backed up by good general ventilation should be installed. Each worker ...at least 3 complete sets of working clothes, including headwear. ...These clothing ...changed at least at beginning of each shift. ...Persons ...should receive pre-employment medical exam.
Wear appropriate personal protective clothing to prevent skin contact.
Wear appropriate eye protection to prevent eye contact.
Facilities for quickly drenching the body should be provided within the immediate work area for emergency use where there is a possibility of exposure. [Note: It is intended that these facilities provide a sufficient quantity or flow of water to quickly remove the substance from any body areas likely to be exposed. The actual determination of what constitutes an adequate quick drench facility depends on the specific circumstances. In certain instances, a deluge shower should be readily available, whereas in others, the availability of water from a sink or hose could be considered adequate.]
Respirator Recommendations: Up to 1 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 2.5 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 5 mg/cu m: (Assigned protection factor = 50) Any supplied-air respirator that has a tight-fitting facepiece and is operated in a continuous-flow mode. Substance reported to cause eye irritation or damage; may require eye protection./(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 75 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 a high-efficiency particulate filter/Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
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