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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*
Indene 95-13-6 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Indium 7440-74-6 N.R. Determine based on working conditions
Iodine 755-35-62 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Saranex 4 hr: PE
Iodoform 75-47-8 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Iron oxide dust and fume (as Fe) 1309-37-1 N.R. Determine based on working conditions
Iron pentacarbonyl (as Fe) 13463-40-6 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Iron salts (soluble, as Fe) Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations for the specific compound
Isoamyl acetate 123-92-2 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Isoamyl alcohol (primary) 123-51-3 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Butyl, Neoprene, Nitrile, Viton
Isoamyl alcohol (secondary) 528-75-4 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Isobutane 75-28-5 Frostbite Prevent possible skin freezing from direct liquid contact
Isobutyl acetate 11-01-90 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Isobutyl alcohol 78-83-1 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Butyl, Neoprene, Viton, Responder 4 hr: Nitrile, PE/EVAL
Isobutyronitrile 78-82-0 Prevent skin contact 4 hr: Teflon
Isooctyl alcohol 26952-21-6 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Isophorone 78-59-1 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Responder 4 hr: PVA, PE/EVAL
Isophorone diisocyanate 4098-71-9 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Butyl, Nitrile, PVA, Viton, Responder
2-Isopropoxyethanol 109-59-1 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Isopropyl acetate 108-21-4 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Isopropyl alcohol 67-63-0 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Butyl, Nitrile, Viton, PE/EVAL, CPF3, Responder 4 hr: Neoprene, Teflon
Isopropylamine 75-31-0 Prevent skin contact 8 hr: Tychem 4 hr: Teflon
N-Isopropylaniline 768-52-5 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Isopropyl ether 108-20-3 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
Isopropyl glycidyl ether 4016-14-2 Prevent skin contact Contact the manufacturer for recommendations
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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