Oil mist (mineral)

Synonyms & Trade Names
Heavy mineral oil mist, Paraffin oil mist, White mineral oil mist
CAS No.
8012-95-1
RTECS No.
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
Conversion
IDLH
2500 mg/m3
See: 8012951
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
TWA 5 mg/m3 ST 10 mg/m3
OSHA PEL
TWA 5 mg/m3
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 5524 , 5026
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless, oily liquid aerosol dispersed in air. [Note: Has an odor like burned lubricating oil.]
Molecular Weight
Varies
Boiling Point
680°F
Freezing Point
0°F
Solubility
Insoluble
Vapor Pressure
<0.5 mmHg
Ionization Potential
?
Specific Gravity
0.90
Flash Point
(oc) 380°F
Upper Exposive Limit
?
Lower Explosive Limit
?
Class IIIB Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 200°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
None reported
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:Prevent skin contact
Eyes:No recommendation
Wash skin:When contaminated
Remove:When wet or contaminated
Change:Daily
First Aid
(See procedures)

Skin:Soap wash
Breathing:Fresh air
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH/OSHA

Up to 50 mg/m3:
(APF = 10) Any air-purifying respirator with an N100, R100, or P100 filter (including N100, R100, and P100 filtering facepieces) except quarter-mask respirators.
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(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator

Up to 125 mg/m3:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a high-efficiency particulate filter.

Up to 250 mg/m3:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator that has a tight-fitting facepiece and is operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 50) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and a high-efficiency particulate filter
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Up to 2500 mg/m3:
(APF = 1000) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode

Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(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 with 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
Page last reviewed: October 17, 2018