Arsine

CAS RN: 7784-42-1

Other Preventive Measures

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. 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.
No food or smoking in working area. Wash hands and face before eating. At the end of the day, clean the work shoes and shower; clothing should be completely changed. All work clothes should be laundered before being worn again.
Arsine may be accidentally formed by the reaction of arsenic impurities in commercial acids stored in metal tanks, so that a test should be made for arsine before entry is made into such vessels.
Evacuation: If material leaking (not on fire) consider evacuation from downwind area based on amount of material spilled, location, and weather conditions.
Personnel protection: Avoid breathing vapors. Keep upwind. ... Avoid bodily contact with the material. ... Do not handle broken packages unless wearing appropriate personal protective equipment...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.
Removal of residual sludge from tanks which have held acid, particularly sulfuric acid, should, if possible, be done by power hosing directed from position outside tank. Where entry is necessary, all precautions normally appropriate for entry into confined space should be taken. ...
Workers should have supply of fresh air by means of airline respirator. Specific precautions should include use of non-metallic spades, scrapers ... or ... implements made of copper which will not release hydrogen in contact with inorganic acids. Galvanized buckets should not /be used/.
... Arsine gas is a by-product of certain production processes, workers should be trained to recognize the symptoms of exposure and to use appropriate personal protective equipment.
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. Attempt to stop leak if without undue personnel hazard. Use water spray to knock down vapors.
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).
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