NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Platinum (soluble salts, as Pt)

CAS


RTECS
Synonyms & Trade Names
Synonyms vary depending upon the specific soluble platinum salt.
DOT ID & Guide

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: TWA 0.002 mg/m3
OSHA PEL: TWA 0.002 mg/m3
IDLH 4 mg/m3 (as Pt) See: platinum Conversion
Physical Description
Appearance and odor vary depending upon the specific soluble platinum salt.
Properties vary depending upon the specific soluble platinum salt.











Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Varies
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 7300, 7303, S191 (II-7)
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation (See protection)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: Daily

First Aid (See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water flush immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Important additional information about respirator selection
Respirator Recommendations NIOSH/OSHA
Up to 0.05 mg/m3:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode
Up to 0.1 mg/m3:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator with an N100, R100, or P100 filter. Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters.
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece
Up to 4 mg/m3:
(APF = 2000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is 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 an N100, R100, or P100 filter. Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters./Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
Exposure Routes inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms Irritation eyes, nose; cough, dyspnea (breathing difficulty), wheezing, cyanosis; dermatitis, sensitization skin; lymphocytosis
Target Organs Eyes, skin, respiratory system
See also: INTRODUCTION   See MEDICAL TESTS: 0195