It is strongly recommended that the person doing ozone treatment read and understand these safe operating procedures before using the ozone generator. However, reading this procedure will not substitute for hands-on training. It is better to read the manual given by your ozone machine provider.
• Oil, grease, cotton fibers, or any other combustibles must never be used on or near the ozone generator over or around the ozone generator. Oxygen has the ability to accelerate the burning of combustible materials. We strongly advise you to keep open flames, heat, and smoking at a distance of at least 5 feet from any part of the system. The only individuals who should operate this equipment are those who have experience handling oxygen safely.
• In OSHA’s Air Contaminants Standard, 0.1 ppm is the standard exposure limit for ozone over an 8-hour period.
• If the odor of ozone appears at any level, you should stop the generator and contact the manufacturer. Ozone is toxic to human body. It has a distinctive smell that can easily be detected at very low concentrations.
Controlling the Hazards
It is recommended that you read the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) before manipulating chemical reagents unfamiliar to you. Set up your work in a glovebox or fume hood, and ALWAYS wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Splash goggles or eye protection that meets the ANSI Z.87.1 1989 standard should be worn whenever chemicals are handled. Wearing goggles and, if necessary, adding a face shield is essential when there is a danger of splashes.
• All manipulations which pose this risk should take place in a fume hood with the sash opened as low as possible. A face shield is required whenever there is a risk of explosion, large splashes, or highly exothermic reactions. All occupants should be protected with portable shields.
• The use of gloves when handling chemicals is recommended. Nitrile gloves are suitable for many chemicals, but they are combustible. Adequate protection should be used to protect skin when handling large quantities of chemicals.
• A fire resistant lab coat must be worn.
• If you work with large quantities, you should wear an apron over your lab coat that is chemical-resistant.
• Long pants should be worn.
• No open toe shoes are allowed.
Note: The information provided is not guaranteed as accurate or complete. Neither express nor implied warranties are made as to the merchantability or fitness of the product. This document is intended as a guide for the safe handling of the ozone by properly trained personnel.
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