International Chemical Safety Cards

BARIUM OXIDE ICSC: 0778
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Barium monoxide
Barium protoxide
Calcined baryta
BaO
Molecular mass: 153.3
6 Harmful - Stow Away from Foodstuffs placard 6 Poison placard ICSC #    0778
CAS #     1304-28-5
RTECS # CQ9800000
UN #        1884
EC #         056-002-00-7
October 20, 1999 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: NO water .
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Muscle paralysis. Cardiac arrhythmia. Hypertension. Death.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Separated from food and feedstuffs . Dry. Well closed. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
Airtight. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Note: A
Xn symbol
R: 20/22
S: 2-28
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0778 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

BARIUM OXIDE ICSC: 0778
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
YELLOWISH-WHITE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The solution in water is a medium strong base. Reacts violently with water, dinitrogen tetraoxide, hydroxylamine, sulfur trioxide, and hydrogen sulfide causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as Ba) 0.5 mg/m³ as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
EU OEL: (as Ba) 0.5 mg/m³ (EU 2006).


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 irritating to the eyes , the skin and the respiratory tract . The substance may cause effects on the nervous system . Exposure could cause hypokalaemia , resulting in cardiac disorders and muscular disorders . Exposure may result in death.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: about 2000°C
Melting point: 1923°C
Density: 5.7
g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20°C: 3.8
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water. Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. NEVER pour water into this substance; when dissolving or diluting always add it slowly to the water.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT5-III
Card has been partially updated in April 2005: see Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response.
Card has been partially updated in April 2010: see Occupational Exposure Limits, Ingestion First Aid, Spillage Disposal, Storage.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0778 BARIUM 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.