Arsenic Trichloride

CAS RN: 7784-34-1

Other Preventive Measures

Provide adequate ventilation. ... Protective cotton clothing should be worn and laundered daily.
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.
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. All contaminated clothing should not be taken home at end of shift, but should remain at employee's place of work for cleaning.
Evacuation: If material leaking (not on fire) consider evacuation from downwind area based on amount of material spilled, location, and weather conditions.
If material not involved in fire: Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary. Attempt to stop leak if without undue personnel hazard. Neutralize spilled material with crushed limestone, soda ash, or lime.
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.
Well ventilated & all poisonous fume ... Condensed & dust content removed. ... Exhaust hoods ... Worktables ... Equipped with down-draught ... Ventilation. /arsenic cmpd/
In ... /factories/ with arsenic hazard, floors ... Should be ... Impermeable ... To prevent absorption & ... Flushed down frequently with water. /arsenic cmpd/
Lockers should be provided with separate compartments for work & personal clothes, & adjacent sanitary facilities of a high standard should be made available. Smoking, eating, & drinking at the workplace should not be allowed. /Arsenic & cmpd/
Employees exposed to arsenic shall wash their hands and exposed skin before eating or smoking during the work shift. No food shall be permitted in areas where arsenic is handled, processed, or stored. Employees shall not smoke in areas where arsenic is handled, processed, or stored. /Inorganic arsenic/
Clean work clothes should be supplied daily and the workers should shower prior to changing to street clothes. /Arsenic and arsenic cmpd/
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.
Avoid contact with skin & eyes, contamination of clothes, & inhalation of spray. For skin protection, use arsenic-resistant cream (silicone based). If the chemical is spilled on the skin, wash immediately. ... /arsenicals, inorganic/
The worker should immediately wash the skin when it becomes contaminated. /Arsenic (inorganic cmpd, as As)/
The worker should wash daily at the end of each work shift. /Arsenic (inorganic cmpd, as As)/
Work clothing that becomes wet or significantly contaminated should be removed and replaced. /Arsenic (inorganic cmpd, as As)/
Workers whose clothing may have become contaminated should change into uncontaminated clothing before leaving the work premises. /Arsenic (inorganic cmpd, as As)/
Eyewash fountains should be provided in areas where there is any possibility that workers could be exposed to the substance; this is irrespective of the recommendation involving the wearing of eye protection. /Arsenic (inorganic cmpd, as As)/
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.) /Arsenic (inorganic cmpd, as As)/
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