NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

Aluminum (pyro powders and welding fumes, as Al)

CAS


RTECS
Synonyms & Trade Names

Synonyms vary depending upon the specific aluminum compound.
DOT ID & Guide
1383 / 135 (powder, pyrophoric)

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: TWA 5 mg/m3
OSHA PEL: none
IDLH
N.D. See: IDLH INDEX
Conversion
Physical Description
Appearance and odor vary depending upon the specific aluminum compound.
Properties vary depending upon the specific aluminum compound.











Incompatibilities & Reactivities

Varies
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 7300, 7301, 7303
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation
(See protection)
Skin: No recommendation
Eyes: No recommendation
Wash skin: No recommendation
Remove: No recommendation
Change: No recommendation

First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water flush immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations
Not available.
Important additional information about respirator selection
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Irritation skin, respiratory system; pulmonary fibrosis
Target Organs
Skin, respiratory system
See also: INTRODUCTION