Wood dust

Synonyms & Trade Names
Hard wood dust, Soft wood dust, Western red cedar dust
CAS No.
RTECS No.
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
Conversion
IDLH
Ca [N.D.]
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
Ca TWA 1 mg/m3 See Appendix A
OSHA PEL
TWA 15 mg/m3 (total) TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp) See Appendix G
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 0500
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Dust from various types of wood.
Molecular Weight
varies
Boiling Point
NA
Melting Point
NA
Solubility
?
Vapor Pressure
0 mmHg (approx)
Ionization Potential
NA
Specific Gravity
?
Flash Point
NA
Upper Exposive Limit
NA
Lower Explosive Limit
NA
Combustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
None reported
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes; epistaxis (nosebleed); dermatitis; resp hypersensitivity; granulomatous pneumonitis; asthma, cough, wheezing, sinusitis; prolonged colds; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system
Cancer Site
[nasal cancer]
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:No recommendation
Eyes:No recommendation
Wash skin:No recommendation
Remove:No recommendation
Change:No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Soap wash
Breathing:Fresh air
Respirator Recommendations

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 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
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