Coke oven emissions

Synonyms & Trade Names
CAS No.
RTECS No.
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
Conversion
IDLH
Ca [N.D.]
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
Ca TWA 0.2 mg/m3 (benzene-soluble fraction) See Appendix A See Appendix C
OSHA PEL
[1910.1029] TWA 0.150 mg/m3 (benzene-soluble fraction)
Measurement Methods
OSHA 58
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Emissions released during the carbonization of bituminous coal for the production of coke. [Note: See Appendix C for more information.]
Molecular Weight
Properties vary depending upon the constituent.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
None reported
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, respiratory system; cough, dyspnea (breathing difficulty), wheezing; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs
Skin, respiratory system, urinary system
Cancer Site
[skin, lung, kidney & bladder cancer]
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:Prevent skin contact
Eyes:Prevent eye contact
Wash skin:Daily
Remove:No recommendation
Change:Daily
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately

Breathing:Respiratory support
Respirator Recommendations

(See Appendix E)

NIOSH

At concentrations above the NIOSH REL, or where there is no REL, at any detectable concentration:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
INTRODUCTION   MEDICAL TESTS: 0056
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