NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

Coal dust

CAS
GF8281000


RTECS
Synonyms & Trade Names

Anthracite coal dust, Bituminous coal dust, Lignite coal dust
DOT ID & Guide
1361 / 133

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: See Appendix D
OSHA PEL: TWA 2.4 mg/m3 (<5% SiO2) TWA 10 mg/m3/(%SiO2 + 2) (>5% SiO2)
IDLH
N.D. See: IDLH INDEX
Conversion
Physical Description
Dark-brown to black solid dispersed in air.
Properties vary depending upon the specific coal type.











Combustible Solid; slightly explosive when exposed to flame.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities

None reported
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 0600, 7500
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)


Breathing: Fresh air

Respirator Recommendations
Not available.
Important additional information about respirator selection
Exposure Routes
inhalation
Symptoms
Chronic bronchitis, decreased pulmonary function, emphysema
Target Organs
respiratory system
See also: INTRODUCTION