handling, protective clothing and NIOSH/MSHA
respiratory equipment should be worn. Dust control systems should be used
throughout the handling areas. Sweeping should be avoided; a vacuum cleaner
should be used to handle spillage. Food and cigarettes should not be taken into
work areas. Hands and faces should be washed before smoking, eating, or
drinking. All plant personnel should shower and change clothes before leaving
the plant. Work clothes should be washed frequently.
Handling and storage should be engineered to
minimize spillage. Additionally, antimony oxide should not be stored near an
acid, because the mixing of antimony oxide with an acid will generate stibine
gas (HSb), a deadly poison. An MSDS sheet is available upon request.