International Chemical Safety Cards

GLASS WOOL ICSC: 0157
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
ICSC #    0157
EC #         650-016-00-2
September 10, 1997 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION Sore throat. Hoarseness. Cough. Laboured breathing.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Itching.
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Itching.
Safety goggles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).


Note: A, Q, R
Xn symbol
R: 38-40
S: 2-36/37
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0157 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

GLASS WOOL ICSC: 0157
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ODOURLESS , FIBROUS SOLID.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 1 f/cc A3 (as TWA) (ACGIH 1997).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Tumours have been detected in experimental animals but may not be relevant to humans (see Notes).
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Relative density (water = 1): 2.5-2.6
Solubility in water:
none
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Glass wool is an amorphous silicate manufactured from glass. May contain a binder and an oil for dust suppression. Do NOT take working clothes home. JM (John Manville) 100, JM102, JM104, and JM110 are trade names.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0157 GLASS WOOL
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.