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CDC – Methyl Ethyl Ketone – NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic

Methyl Ethyl Ketone (2-Butanone)

NIOSH Resources

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Exposure limits, Respirator Recommendations, First Aid, more…
The Pocket Guide is a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes found in the work environment. Key data provided for each chemical/substance includes name (including synonyms/trade names), structure/formula, CAS/RTECS Numbers, DOT ID, conversion factors, exposure limits, IDLH, chemical and physical properties, measurement methods, personal protection, respirator recommendations, symptoms, and first aid.

International Chemical Safety Cards
An ICSC summarizes essential health and safety information on chemicals for their use at the “shop floor” level by workers and employers in factories, agriculture, construction and other work places.

Documentation for Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health Concentrations (IDLH)
The IDLH documents the criteria and information sources that have been used by NIOSH to determine immediately dangerous to life or health concentrations.

NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM)
NMAM is a collection of methods for sampling and analysis of contaminants in workplace air, and in the blood and urine of workers who are occupationally exposed.

Occupational Safety and Health Guideline for Methyl Ethyl Ketone [PDF – 288 KB]

Related Resources

Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry – ToxFAQs: 2-Butanone

Toxicological Profile for 2-Butanone (ATSDR)

OSHA (Chemical Sampling Information): Methyl Ethyl Ketone

New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets: Methyl Ethyl Ketone

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: Methyl Ethyl Ketone

Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) (EPA): Methyl Ethyl Ketone

EPA (Air Toxics): Methyl Ethyl Ketone

EPA (Chemical Summary): Methyl Ethyl Ketone

Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS): Methyl Ethyl Ketone

NLM (Hazardous Substance Data Bank): Methyl Ethyl Ketone

NLM (Haz-Map): Methyl Ethyl Ketone

NLM (Household Product Database): Methyl Ethyl Ketone

European chemical Substances Information System (ESIS): 2-Butanone

WHO (Environmental Health Criteria 143): Methyl Ethyl Ketone