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Recommendations for Chemical Protective Clothing: A Companion to the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards


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Chemical CAS No. Recommendation for skin protection Recommended protective clothing barriers*
Acetaldehyde 75-07-0 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Butyl, Responder, Tychem 4 hr: Teflon, PE/EVAL
Acetic acid 64-19-7 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Butyl, Teflon, Viton, PE/EVAL, Responder, Tychem 4 hr: Neoprene, Barricade
Acetic anhydride 108-24-7 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Butyl, PE/EVAL, Barricade, Trellchem, Tychem 4 hr: Teflon
Acetone 67-64-1 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Butyl, PE/EVAL, Barricade, CPF3, Responder, Trellchem, Tychem
Acetone cyanohydrin 75-86-5 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Acetonitrile 75-05-8 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Butyl, Teflon, PE/EVAL, Barricade, Responder, Trellchem, Tychem
2-Acetylaminofluorene 53-96-3 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Acetylene 74-86-2 Frostbite Prevent possible skin freezing from direct liquid contact
Acetylene tetrabromide 79-27-6 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Acetylsalicyclic acid 50-78-2 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Acrolein 107-02-8 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Butyl, Barricade, Tychem
Acrylamide 79-06-1 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Butyl, Tychem 4 hr: Nitrile, PVC, Viton, PE/EVAL
Acrylic acid 79-10-7 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Butyl, Saranex, Responder, Trellchem 4 hr: Teflon, Viton, PE/EVAL
Acrylonitrile 107-13-1 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Butyl, PE/EVAL, Barricade, Responder, Tychem
Adiponitrile 111-69-3 Prevent skin contact 4 hr: Teflon
Aldrin 309-00-2 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Allyl alcohol 107-18-6 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Butyl, Teflon, Barricade, Responder, Tychem 4 hr: Viton
Allyl chloride 107-05-1 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Tychem 4 hr: Teflon, PE/EVAL
Allyl glycidyl ether 106-92-3 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Allyl propyl disulfide 2179-59-1 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
alpha-Alumina 1344-28-1 N.R. Determine based on working conditions
Aluminum 7429-90-5 N.R. Determine based on working conditions
Aluminum (pyro powders and welding fumes, as Al)   N.R. Determine based on working conditions
Aluminum (soluble salts and alkyls, as Al) N.R. Determine based on working conditions
4-Aminodiphenyl 92-67-1 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
2-Aminopyridine 504-29-0 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Amitrole 61-82-5 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Ammonia 7664-41-7 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Butyl, Teflon, Viton, Responder, Trellchem, Tychem 4 hr: Nitrile
Ammonium chloride fume 12125-02-9 Prevent skin contact Any barrier that will prevent contamination from the dry chemical
Ammonium sulfamate 7773-06-0 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
n-Amyl acetate 628-63-7 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Barricade, Responder 4 hr: PVA, Teflon
sec-Amyl acetate 626-38-0 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Aniline (and homologs) 62-53-3 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Butyl, PVA, PE/EVAL, Barricade, Responder, Trellchem 4 hr: Teflon, Viton, Saranex
o-Anisidine 90-04-0 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
p-Anisidine 104-94-9 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Antimony 7440-36-0 Prevent skin contact Any barrier that will prevent contamination from the dry chemical
ANTU 86-88-4 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Arsenic (inorganic compounds, as As) 7440-38-2 (metal) Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Arsenic, organic compounds (as As) Recommendations regarding personal protective clothing vary depending upon the specific compound Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Arsine 7784-42-1 Prevent skin contact/ Frostbite Contact the manufacturer for recommendations Prevent possible skin freezing from direct liquid contact
Asbestos 1332-21-4 Prevent skin contact Any barrier that will prevent contamination from the fiber
Asphalt fumes 8052-42-4 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Atrazine 1912-24-9 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Azinphos-methyl 86-50-0 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Neoprene, Nitrile
Recommendations for skin protection
Prevent skin contact....Wear appropriate personal protective clothing to prevent skin contact. Suggested barriers for use should be confirmed with the vendor and for additional information and use limitations.
Frostbite....................Wear appropriate personal protective clothing to prevent the skin from becoming frozen from contact with the evaporating liquid or from contact with vessels containing the liquid.
N.R...........................No specific recommendation can be made. Actual working conditions will determine the need and type of personal protective equipment.
†Bold type indicates a change from or an addition to what is published in the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, June 1997 Edition. Recommended protective clothing barriers*

Butyl = Butyl Rubber (Gloves, Suits, Boots) Natural = Natural Rubber (Gloves) Neoprene = Neoprene Rubber (Gloves, Suits, Boots) Nitrile = Nitrile Rubber (Gloves, Suits, Boots) PE = Polyethylene (Gloves, Suits, Boots) PVA = Polyvinyl Alcohol (Gloves) PVC = Polyvinyl Chloride (Gloves, Suits, Boots) Teflon = Teflon™ (Gloves, Suits, Boots) Viton = Viton™ (Gloves, Suits) Saranex = Saranex™ coated suits PE/EVAL = 4H™ and Silver Shield™ brand gloves Barricade = Barricade™ coated suits CPF3 = CPF3™ suits Responder = Responder™ suits Trellchem = Trellchem HPS™ suits Tychem = Tychem 10000™ suits

8 hr = More than 8 hours of resistance to breakthrough >0.1  microng/cm2/min. 4 hr = At least 4 but less than 8 hours of resistance to breakthrough >0.1  microng/cm2/min. *Neoprene is a tradename and Teflon, Barricade and Tychem 10000 are trademarks of the DuPont Company. Viton is a registered trademark of DuPont Dow Elastomers. Saranex is a tradename of the Dow Chemical Company. 4H is a trademark of the Safety 4 Company. Silver Shield is a trademark of the Siebe North Company. CPF3 and Responder are trademarks of the Kappler Company. Trellchem HPS is a trademark of the Trelleborg Company. Recommendations are NOT valid for very thin Natural Rubber, Neoprene, Nitrile, and PVC gloves (0.3 mm or less).
 
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