Isocyanate. Information Sheet

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Irsko
English
2010

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The guide provides information about the route of exposure to  Isocyanate, possible workplace where isocyanate can be found,  health effects, recommended control measures and health advice. Industries also include motor vehicle repair, printing (inks, framing and laminating), boat maintenance or furniture manufacture. The most widely used isocyanates are TDI (toluene di-isocyanate), MDI (methylene diphenyl di-isocyanate) and HDI (hexamethylene di-isocyanate). 

The guide is concrete, visually attractive (photos), easy to understand for the user. It can by applicable for prevention policies at the enterprise level with focus on SMEs and very small enterprises.  

 

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Sector / Industry covered: 
ZPRACOVATELSKÝ PRŮMYSL
STAVEBNICTVÍ
Provider: 
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA)
Tasks covered: 
Applying Glues or Sealants
Applying Surface Coatings
Construction
Handling Chemicals
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Gases
Liquids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Skin sensitisers
Asthmagens
Irritants
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Ingestion
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Chemicals such as two pack spray paints, lacquers, adhesives, certain coatings/ linings and in foam production, such as insulation or fillers. The most widely used isocyanates are TDI (toluene di-isocyanate), MDI (methylene diphenyl di-isocyanate) and HDI (hexamethylene di-isocyanate).

CAS Number: 
584-84-9, 91-08-7, 26006-20-2, 1321-38-6, 86-91-9
101-68-8
160994-68-3
EC number: 
209-544-5, 617-935-0, 607-844-4
202-966-0
679-501-7
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
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: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Safety officers
Workers

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