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10/7/13

CDC - NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG): Personal Protection and Sanitation Codes

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Personal Protection and Sanitation Codes


Code Skin: Prevent skin contact Skin: Frostbite Definition Wear appropriate personal protective clothing to prevent skin contact.

Compressed gases may create low temperatures when they expand rapidly. Leaks and uses that allow rapid expansion may cause a frostbite hazard. Wear appropriate personal protective clothing to prevent the skin from becoming frozen. No recommendation is made specifying the need for personal protective equipment for the body. Wear appropriate eye protection to prevent eye contact.

Skin: N.R Eyes: Prevent eye contact Eyes: Frostbite Eyes: N.R. Wash skin: When contam Wash skin: Daily Wash skin: N.R. Remove: When wet or

Wear appropriate eye protection to prevent eye contact with the liquid that could result in burns or tissue damage from frostbite. No recommendation is made specifying the need for eye protection. The worker should immediately wash the skin when it becomes contaminated.

The worker should wash daily at the end of each work shift, and prior to eating, drinking, smoking, etc. No recommendation is made specifying the need for washing the substance from the skin (either immediately or at the end of the work shift). Work clothing that becomes wet or significantly contaminated should be removed and replaced.
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CDC - NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG): Personal Protection and Sanitation Codes

contam Remove: When wet (flamm) Remove: N.R. Change: Daily Change: N.R. Provide: Eyewash Provide: Quick drench Work clothing that becomes wet should be immediately removed due to its flammability hazard (i.e., for liquids with a flash point <100F).

No recommendation is made specifying the need for removing clothing that becomes wet or contaminated. Workers whose clothing may have become contaminated should change into uncontaminated clothing before leaving the work premises. No recommendation is made specifying the need for the worker to change clothing after the workshift. Eyewash fountains should be provided in areas where there is any possibility that workers could be exposed to the substances; this is irrespective of the recommendation involving the wearing of eye protection. 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.] Quick drench facilities and/or eyewash fountains should be provided within the immediate work area for emergency use where there is any possibility of exposure to liquids that are extremely cold or rapidly evaporating. Liquid Molten Solid Solution containing the contaminant Vapor

Provide: Frostbite wash Liq Molt Sol Soln Vap

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