International Chemical Safety Cards

CREOSOTE ICSC: 0572
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Wash oil
Creosote oil
Coal tar creosote
ICSC #    0572
CAS #     8001-58-9
RTECS # GF8615000
EC #         648-101-00-4
July 05, 2003 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION Cough. Shortness of breath.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Burning sensation.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
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 Confusion. Headache. Nausea. Vomiting. Weakness. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Refer for medical attention. Do NOT induce vomiting.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Use face shield. (Extra personal protection: complete protective clothing and filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.) Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs .
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Note: H, J, M
T symbol
R: 45
S: 53-45
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0572 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

CREOSOTE ICSC: 0572
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
BLACK TO BROWN , OILY LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
On combustion, forms toxic fumes.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached very quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C and especially on spraying .

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes , the skin and the respiratory tract .Exposure to sun may enhance the irritating effect of creosote on skin and eyes and lead to burns. Exposure by ingestion may result in death. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis and hyperpigmentation of skin. This substance is probably carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 200-400C
Melting point: about 20C
Density: 1.0-1.17
g/cm
Solubility in water: very poor
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: about 6
Flash point: above 66C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 335C
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance may be hazardous in the environment; special attention should be given to soil contamination, ground water contamination. It is strongly advised that this substance does not enter the environment.
N O T E S
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. Do NOT take working clothes home.
NFPA Code: H2; F2; R0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0572 CREOSOTE
(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.