NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Oil mist (mineral) CAS 8012-95-1

RTECS PY8030000
Synonyms & Trade Names
Heavy mineral oil mist, Paraffin oil mist, White mineral oil mist
DOT ID & Guide
Exposure
Limits
NIOSH REL: TWA 5 mg/m3 ST 10 mg/m3
OSHA PEL: TWA 5 mg/m3
IDLH 2500 mg/m3 Conversion
Physical Description
Colorless, oily liquid aerosol dispersed in air. [Note: Has an odor like burned lubricating oil.]
MW: Varies
BP: 680°F
FRZ: 0°F
Sol: Insoluble
VP: <0.5 mmHg
IP: ?

Sp.Gr: 0.90
Fl.P(oc): 380°F
UEL: ?
LEL: ?

Class IIIB Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 200F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
None reported
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 5026
Personal Protection & Sanitation
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 a high-efficiency particulate filter/(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 a high-efficiency particulate filter/(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 a high-efficiency particulate filter/Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
Exposure Routes inhalation, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms Irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system
Target Organs Eyes, skin, respiratory system
See also: INTRODUCTION