Turpentine

CAS RN: 8006-64-2

Other Preventive Measures

No smoking in areas of storage or use. Protect containers against physical damage.
Any clothing which becomes contaminated with liquid turpentine should be removed immediately and non-impervious clothing should be removed promptly; such clothing should not be reworn until the turpentine is removed from the clothing.
Clothing wet with liquid turpentine should be placed in closed containers for storage until it can be discarded or until provision is made for the removal from the clothing. If the clothing is to be laundered or otherwise cleaned to remove the turpentine, the person performing the operation should be informed of turpentine's hazardous properties.
Employees should be provided with and required to use splash-proof safety goggles where liquid turpentine may contact the eyes.
Turpentine will attack some forms of plastics, rubber, and coatings.
Open lights or other agencies capable of igniting the vapors should be excluded from those areas where the liquid may be exposed at a temp above 35 deg C.
The worker should immediately wash the skin when it becomes contaminated.
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).
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. Use water spray to knock-down vapors.
Personnel protection: Avoid breathing vapors. Keep upwind. Wear appropriate chemical protective gloves, boots and goggles. 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 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.
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.
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid inhalation of vapor or mist.
Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking. Take measures to prevent the build up of electrostatic charge.
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygene 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.
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