2,4-D

CAS RN: 94-75-7

Other Preventive Measures

Respirators may be used when engineering and work practice controls are not technically feasible, when such controls are in the process of being installed, or when they fail and need to be supplemented. Respirators may also be used for operations which require entry into tanks or closed vessels, and in emergency situations. ... If employees' clothing ... becomes contaminated with 2,4-D, employees should change into uncontaminated clothing before leaving the work premises. Clothing contaminated with 2,4-D should be placed in closed containers for storage until it can be discarded or until provision is made for the removal of 2,4-D from the clothing. If the clothing is to be laundered or otherwise cleaned to remove 2,4-D, the person performing the operation should be informed of 2,4-D's hazardous properties. Non-impervious clothing which becomes contaminated with 2,4-D should be removed promptly and not reworn until the 2,4-D is removed from the clothing.
Eating and smoking should not be permitted in areas where solid 2,4-D is handled, processed, or stored. Employees who handle 2,4-D or liquids containing 2,4-D should wash their hands thoroughly with soap or mild detergent before eating, smoking, or using toilet facilities.
/Individuals/ not wearing protective equipment and clothing should be restricted from areas of spills until cleanup has been completed.
In addition to respirator selection, a complete respiratory protection program should be instituted which includes regular training, maintenance, inspection, cleaning, and evaluation /of equipment/.
SRP: The scientific literature for the use of contact lenses by industrial workers is inconsistent. The benefits 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.
The worker should immediately wash the skin when it becomes contaminated.
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.
Precautions for safe handling: Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
Appropriate engineering controls: Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.
Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands.
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. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary. Attempt to stop leak if without undue personnel hazard. /Phenoxyacetic Acid Derivative Pesticide, Liquid, Flammable, Toxic/
Personnel protection: Keep upwind. Avoid breathing vapors. ... Do not handle broken packages unless wearing appropriate personal protective equipment. /Phenoxyacetic Acid Derivative Pesticide, Liquid, Flammable, Toxic/ /Phenoxyacetic Acid Derivative Pesticide, Liquid, Toxic/ /Phenoxyacetic Acid Derivative Pesticide, Liquid, Toxic, Flammable/ /Phenoxyacetic Acid Derivative Pesticide, Solid, Toxic/
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. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary. Attempt to stop leak if without undue personnel hazard. /Phenoxyacetic Acid Derivative Pesticide, Liquid, Toxic/
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. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary. Attempt to stop leak if without undue personnel hazard. /Phenoxyacetic Acid Derivative Pesticide, Liquid, Toxic, Flammable/
If material not on fire and not involved in fire: Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary. Keep material dry. /Phenoxyacetic Acid Derivative Pesticide, Solid, Toxic/
SRP: Local exhaust ventilation should be applied wherever there is an incidence of point source emissions or dispersion of regulated contaminants in the work area. Ventilation control of the contaminant as close to its point of generation is both the most economical and safest method to minimize personnel exposure to airborne contaminants. Ensure that the local ventilation moves the contaminant away from the worker.
SRP: Contaminated protective clothing should be segregated in a manner such that there is no direct personal contact by personnel who handle, dispose, or clean the clothing. The completeness of the cleaning procedures should be considered before the decontaminated protective clothing is returned for reuse by the workers. Contaminated clothing should not be taken home at the end of shift, but should remain at employee's place of work for cleaning.
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