Methyl isobutyl ketone

CAS RN: 108-10-1

Protective Equipment / Clothing

Eye/face protection: Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).
Skin protection: Handle with gloves.
Body Protection: Complete suit protecting against chemicals. Flame retardant antistatic protective clothing. The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
Respiratory protection: Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face respirator with multipurpose combination (US) or type ABEK (EN 14387) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).
PRECAUTIONS FOR "CARCINOGENS": ... Dispensers of liq detergent /should be available./ ... Safety pipettes should be used for all pipetting. ... In animal laboratory, personnel should ... wear protective suits (preferably disposable, one-piece & close-fitting at ankles & wrists), gloves, hair covering & overshoes. ... In chemical laboratory, gloves & gowns should always be worn ... however, gloves should not be assumed to provide full protection. Carefully fitted masks or respirators may be necessary when working with particulates or gases, & disposable plastic aprons might provide addnl protection. ... Gowns ... /should be/ of distinctive color, this is a reminder that they are not to be worn outside the laboratory. /Chemical Carcinogens/
... Safety equipment suppliers/manufacturers can provide recommendations on the most protective glove/clothing materials ... Teflon and Styrene-Butadiene Rubber are among the recommended protective materials. ...
Personnel protection: ... Wear appropriate chemical protective gloves, boots and goggles.
Breakthrough times less (usually significantly less) than one hour reported by (normally) two or more testers for natural rubber. Breakthrough times greater than one hour reported by (normally two or more testers for polyvinyl alcohol (PVA). No data for butyl rubber, neoprene (Neop), nitrile rubber, nitrile rubber/polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene (PE), chlorinated polyethylene (CPE), polyurethane (PU), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), and viton.
Wear appropriate personal protective clothing to prevent skin contact.
Wear appropriate eye protection to prevent eye contact.
Respirator Recommendations: Up to 500 ppm
Assigned Protection Factor (APF) Respirator Recommendation
APF = 10 Any chemical cartridge respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s). Substance reported to cause eye irritation or damage; may require eye protection.
APF = 50 Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister.
APF = 50 Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s). Substance reported to cause eye irritation or damage; may require eye protection.
APF = 10 Any supplied-air respirator. Substance reported to cause eye irritation or damage; may require eye protection.
APF = 50 Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece.
Respirator Recommendations: Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
Assigned Protection Factor (APF) Respirator Recommendation
APF = 10,000 Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode.
APF = 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 conditions:
Assigned Protection Factor (APF) Respirator Recommendation
APF = 50 Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister/Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus.
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