Product Summary Information
Product name
Acetylene
Signal Word

SDS ID
0005

Manufacturer
Airgas USA, LLC & Its Affiliates
259 North Radnor-Chester Road, Suite 100
Radnor, PA
19087-5283
USA

Manufacturer Phone
(866) 734-3438


GHS Hazard Statements
Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated
Extremely flammable gas
May displace oxygen and cause rapid suffocation
May form explosive mixtures with air.


GHS Precautionary Statements

Prevention: Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.

Response: Leaking gas fire: Do not extinguish, unless leak can be stopped safely.; Eliminate all ignition sources if safe to do so.

Storage: Protect from sunlight. Store in a well-ventilated place.

Disposal: N/A

General: Read label before use; Keep out of reach of children; If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand

Location
Main Plant - LA > Warehouse A > Building 2
Main Plant - LA > Warehouse C > Building 5
Main Plant - NY > Control Center 2 > Unit 1
Main Plant - NY > Control Center 2 > Unit 5
Main Plant Corporate > Administration > Control Center 1 > Unit 1
Main Plant Corporate > Administration > Control Center 2 > Building 2
Main Plant Corporate > Categories > Automotive
Ingredient CAS Number Weight %
Acetylene
74-86-2
100 %


PPE Phrase:
Environmental Exposure Controls: Emissions from ventilation or work process equipment should be checked to ensure they comply with the requirements of environmental protection legislation. In some cases, fume scrubbers, filters or engineering modifications to the process equipment will be necessary to reduce emissions to acceptable levels.
Respiratory Protection: Based on the hazard and potential for exposure, select a respirator that meets the appropriate standard or certification. Respirators must be used according to a respiratory protection program to ensure proper fitting, training, and other important aspects of use. Respirator selection must be based on known or anticipated exposure levels, the hazards of the product and the safe working limits of the selected respirator.
Appropriate Engineering Controls: Use only with adequate ventilation. Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep worker exposure to airborne contaminants below any recommended or statutory limits. The engineering controls also need to keep gas, vapor or dust concentrations below any lower explosive limits. Use explosion-proof ventilation equipment.
Hand Protection: Chemical-resistant, impervious gloves complying with an approved standard should be worn at all times when handling chemical products if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary. Considering the parameters specified by the glove manufacturer, check during use that the gloves are still retaining their protective properties. It should be noted that the time to breakthrough for any glove material may be different for different glove manufacturers. In the case of mixtures, consisting of several substances, the protection time of the gloves cannot be accurately estimated.
Hygiene Measures: Wash hands, forearms and face thoroughly after handling chemical products, before eating, smoking and using the lavatory and at the end of the working period. Appropriate techniques should be used to remove potentially contaminated clothing. Wash contaminated clothing before reusing. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.
Other Skin Protection: Appropriate footwear and any additional skin protection measures should be selected based on the task being performed and the risks involved and should be approved by a specialist before handling this product.
Body Protection: Personal protective equipment for the body should be selected based on the task being performed and the risks involved and should be approved by a specialist before handling this product. When there is a risk of ignition from static electricity, wear antistatic protective clothing. For the greatest protection from static discharges, clothing should include anti-static overalls, boots and gloves.
Eye/Face Protection: Safety eyewear complying with an approved standard should be used when a risk assessment indicates this is necessary to avoid exposure to liquid splashes, mists, gases or dusts. If contact is possible, the following protection should be worn, unless the assessment indicates a higher degree of protection: safety glasses with sideshields.