COPPER, DUSTS & MISTS (as Cu)†

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 7440-50-8 (copper), 1317-38-0 (copper oxide)
Formula

Cu

Synonyms

copper metal dusts; copper metal fume; black copper oxide fume; copper monoxide fume; copper(II) oxide fume; cupric oxide fume

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description Reddish, lustrous, malleable, odorless solid.
Boiling point 4703°F Molecular weight 63.5
Freezing point/melting point 1981°F Vapor pressure 0 mmHg (approx)
Flash point Vapor density
Specific gravity 8.94 Ionization potential
Lower explosive limit (LEL) Upper explosive limit (UEL)
NFPA health rating NFPA fire rating
NFPA reactivity rating NFPA special instruction
Vapor hazard ratio (VHR)
Historical exceedance percentage
Target organs
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Analyte code (IMIS no.) 0730 0730
Sampling group METALSSG-2 METALSSG-3
Sampler/Sampling media Pre-assembled cassette with mixed cellulose ester filter (MCEF) 0.8 micron (25 or 37 mm) [MAWP025A0 or MAWP037A0] Pre-assembled cassette with mixed cellulose ester filter (MCEF) 0.8 micron (37 mm) [MAWP037A0]
Sampling time*

240-480 min

240-480 min

Sampling volume (TWA)*

480-960 L

480-960 L

Sampling flow rate (TWA)*

2 L/min

2 L/min

Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
Analytical method instruments ICP ICP-MS
Method reference OSHA ID-125G (fully validated) OSHA ID-206 (fully validated)
Notes

Results are provided for the presence and amount or concentration of a specific element or elements. The stated identity of the actual sample contents (such as a specific form or compound) is based on the assumption that the material sampled is as identified by the compliance officer using available documentation of materials and processes.

The physical form of a sample (dust, mist, or fume) is identified by the compliance officer using available documentation of materials and processes.

Results are provided for the presence and amount or concentration of a specific element or elements. The stated identity of the actual sample contents (such as a specific form or compound) is based on the assumption that the material sampled is as identified by the compliance officer using available documentation of materials and processes.

The physical form of a sample (dust, mist, or fume) is identified by the compliance officer using available documentation of materials and processes.

Special requirements

For the entire suite of analytes listed in METALSSG-2, request analyte code 2587.

For the entire suite of analytes listed in METALSSG-3, which may be found during soldering and brazing operations, request analyte code S131.

* All sampling instructions above are recommended guidelines for OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs), please see the corresponding OSHA method reference for complete details.

Wipe Method
Wipe Method
Sampler/Sampling media

See sampling group information for media.

Bulk Method
Bulk Method

Available

On-Site Screening Techniques
On-Site Screening Techniques
Device
Model/Type
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
Exposure Limits
Exposure Limits
OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
NIOSH REL
Up to 10-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
ACGIH TLV©
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
CAL/OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
PEL-TWA

1 mg/m³ (dusts & mists)

REL-TWA

1 mg/m³ (except fume)

TLV-TWA

1 mg/m³ (dusts and mists) [1990]

PEL-TWA

1 mg/m³ (copper salts, dusts and mists)

PEL-STEL REL-STEL TLV-STEL PEL-STEL
PEL-C REL-C TLV-C PEL-C
Skin notation

N

Skin notation

N

Skin notation

N

Skin notation

N

Notes:

See 29 CFR 1910.1000 Table Z-1.

Notes: Notes: Notes:
Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH

100 mg/m³

Carcinogenic classifications: Notes:
AIHA emergency response planning guidelines - ERPG-1/ERPG-2/ERPG-3:
Additional Resources and Literature References
Additional Resources and Literature References

NOAA: CAMEO Chemicals - Copper

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Copper (dusts & mists as Cu)

Literature References

  • ACGIH: Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) - Copper; Dusts and mists, as Cu. See annual publication for most recent information.

Last Updated Date : 03/02/2021