Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) and Occupational Hazards

Authorized limit values

TWA = 1,000 ppm
TWA = 5,970 mg/m3

Respiratory protection

Minimum need if the local exhaust ventilation is adequate.

Hand protection

Protective gloves – chemical resistant: Recommended materials: PVC, Neoprene, rubber

Eye protection

Wear protective goggles for all industrial operations.

Skin protection


Other precautions

Gloves, overalls and boots have to be double layered (protection against low temperature). Shower and eye wash stations.
Consult the industrial hygienist or the safety manager for the selection of personal protective equipment suitable for the working conditions