Epoxy resins and isocyanates

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The guide provides information about the health hazards associated with working with epoxy resins and isocyanates (primary exposure) and gives details of the measures that should be taken to counter these hazards. Skin and respiratory disorders may be caused by hypersensitivity or allergy after a period of working with these substances. You can get eczema or asthma after any amount of contact if you have become hypersensitive to the substances. Prevention measures include substitution, technical solutions (e.g. non-sputtering tools) and personal protective equipment.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
Danish Working Environment Authority (Labour Inspection)
Tasks covered: 
Applying Glues or Sealants
Hazard - physical state: 
Liquids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Irritants
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Substance Description: 

Epoxy resins and isocyanates

Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Safety officers
Workers
Workers representatives

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