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ASPHALT

ICSC: 0612

Bitumen
Petroleum bitumen
ICSC #    0612
CAS #     8052-42-4
RTECS # CI9900000
UN #        1999
October 29, 2004 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Combustible.

Dry powder, carbon dioxide, foam. NO water.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION Cough. Shortness of breath.
Ventilation. Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN On contact with heated material serious skin burns.
Heat-insulating gloves. Protective clothing.
Rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
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. Wash hands before eating.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Let solidify. Sweep spilled substance into containers.


UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: III
ICSC: 0612 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.

ASPHALT

ICSC: 0612

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
DARK BROWN OR BLACK SOLID.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
OSHA PEL: none
NIOSH REL: Ca C 5 mg/m3 15-minute See Appendix A
NIOSH IDLH: Ca N.D. See: IDLH INDEX
TLV: asphalt (bitumen) fume as benzene-soluble aerosol, 0.5 mg/m3 as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: (vapour and aerosol) skin absorption (H);
Carcinogen category: 2;
(DFG 2004).


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

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract . The substance when heated causes burns on the skin.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Fumes of this substance are possibly carcinogenic to humans.

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Boiling point: above 300°C
Melting point: 54-173°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.0-1.18
Solubility in water: none
Flash point: above 200°C c.c
Auto-ignition temperature: above 400°C

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA


N O T E S

Do NOT take working clothes home. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GF1-III (only for the hot product)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 0612 ASPHALT
(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.
 
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