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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Argon

RTECS #

CF2300000

CAS #

7440-37-1

Updated

September 201

Molecular Weight

39.95

Molecular Formula

Ar

Synonyms

Argon (ACGIH:OSHA)
Argon-40

Reviews

OrganizationStandardReference
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)Threshold Limit Value-Simple asphyxiantDTLVS* TLV/BEI,2013

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) STANDARDair-ASPHYXIANTS/GASESDTLWS* 3,11,1973
Occupational Exposure Limit IN ARGENTINA, BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN check ACGIH TLV;
Occupational Exposure Limit IN SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGIH TLV
Occupational Exposure Limit-BELGIUMAsphyxiant, MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-MEXICOSimple asphyxiant, 2004
Occupational Exposure Limit-NEW ZEALANDSimple asphyxiant, JAN2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDasphyxiant, JAN2011
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Construction)simple asphyxiant - inert gas and vaporCFRGBR 29,1926.55,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Shipyards)Simple asphyxiant - inert gas and vaporCFRGBR 29,1915.1000,1993

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code X6964; Number of Industries 1; Total Number of Facilities 3; Number of Occupations 1; Total Number of Employees Exposed 11
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code 07485; Number of Industries 60; Total Number of Facilities 3774; Number of Occupations 56; Total Number of Employees Exposed 66657; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 10463
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code 07485; Number of Industries 166; Total Number of Facilities 18257; Number of Occupations 75; Total Number of Employees Exposed 176856

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
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