International Chemical Safety Cards

OXYGEN (LIQUEFIED) ICSC: 0880
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Oxygen, refrigerated liquid
LOX
Liquid oxygen
O2
Molecular mass: 32.0
5.1 Oxidizer placard 2 Non-Flammable Gas placard ICSC #    0880
CAS #     7782-44-7
RTECS # RS2060000
UN #        1073
EC #         008-001-00-8
April 13, 2000 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking. NO contact with flammable substances. NO contact with reducing agents.
In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosionon contact withcombustible substances,reducing agents.

In case of fire: cool drums, etc., by spraying with water but avoid contact of the substance with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.
EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Cough. Dizziness. Sore throat. See Notes.

Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.
Cold-insulating gloves. Protective clothing.
ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES See Skin.
Safety goggles, face shield.
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.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents. NEVER direct water jet on liquid.
Fireproof. Separated from combustible and reducing substances. Cool.
Special insulated container.
O symbol
R: 8
S: 2-17
UN Hazard Class: 2.2
UN Subsidiary Risks: 5.1
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0880 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

OXYGEN (LIQUEFIED) ICSC: 0880
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
LIQUEFIED GAS. COLOURLESS TO BLUE EXTREMELY COLD LIQUID

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The gas is heavier than air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts with combustible and reducing materials causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


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

INHALATION RISK:


EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
Rapid evaporation of the liquid may cause frostbite. The substance at very high concentrations is irritating to the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: -183°C
Melting point: -218.4°C
Solubility in water, ml/100 ml at 20°C: 3.1
Vapour pressure, kPa at -118°C: 5080
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.1
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.65
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Work clothes saturated with oxygen may be a serious fire hazard. Do NOT use in the vicinity of a fire or a hot surface, or during welding. Inhalation symptoms are characteristic of exposure to extremely high concentrations only. Also consult ICSC #0138 Oxygen. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Physical properties.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20S1073 or 20G3O

NFPA Code: H 3; F 0; R 0; OX
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0880 OXYGEN (LIQUEFIED)
(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.