Occupational exposure to epoxy resins

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This article focuses on the use phase of epoxy products. It describes the various types of epoxy products, the areas in which they are used, their health hazards, the professions that are at risk, developments in the composition and risks of these products, the development of classification systems to assess these risks, and control measures (following the hierarchy of controls).

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work — EU-OSHA
Tasks covered: 
Applying Glues or Sealants
Applying Surface Coatings
Construction
Manufacturing
Woodworking
Hazard - physical state: 
Gases
Solids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Skin sensitisers
Carcinogens
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Skin absorption
Substance Description: 

 

Epoxy resins, Bisphenol-A, Epichlorohydrin, Diethylene triamine

 

CAS Number: 
80-05-7, 106-89-8, 111-40-0
EC number: 
201-245-8, 203-439-8, 203-865-4
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
OSH consultant
Safety officers
Workers
Workers representatives

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