International Chemical Safety Cards

CALCIUM OXIDE ICSC: 0409
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Lime
Burnt lime
Quicklime
CaO
Molecular mass: 56.1
8 Corrosive placard ICSC #    0409
CAS #     1305-78-8
RTECS # EW3100000
UN #        1910
September 04, 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 except water.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

 •INHALATION Burning sensation. Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Dry skin. Redness. Skin burns. Burning sensation. Pain.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. Severe deep burns.
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 Burning sensation. Abdominal pain. Abdominal cramps. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give nothing to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into dry containers. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.
Separated from strong acids, organics water food and feedstuffs . Dry.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
UN Hazard Class: 8
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0409 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

CALCIUM OXIDE ICSC: 0409
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
HYGROSCOPIC WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The solution in water is a medium strong base. Reacts with water generating sufficient heat to ignite combustible materials. Reacts violently with acids , halogens , metals .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 2 mg/m³ as TWA; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: IIb (not established but data is available); (DFG 2004).
OSHA PEL: TWA 5 mg/m3
NIOSH REL: TWA 2 mg/m3
NIOSH IDLH: 25 mg/m3 See: 1305788


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure to dust particles. The substance may cause ulceration and perforation of the nasal septum.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 2850°C
Melting point: 2570°C
Relative density (water = 1): 3.3-3.4
Solubility in water:
reaction
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water. Clumps of calcium oxide formed by reaction with moisture and proteins in the eye are difficult to remove by irrigation. Manual removal by a physician is necessary. NEVER pour water into this substance; when dissolving or diluting always add it slowly to the water. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0409 CALCIUM OXIDE
(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.