Recommendations on prevention regarding work involving epoxy and isocyanates

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Dánsko
Danish
2016

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In 2016, the Working Environment Council sent its recommendations on prevention regarding work involving epoxy and isocyanates to the Minister for Employment.
The recommendations are based on research and experience from both experts and practitioners and consider good practice from other countries.
The Council has emphasised that preventive action must take into account a large variation in the selection and use of epoxy and isocyanates, which are used in many different industries and types of companies. Therefore, the Working Environment Council recommends a multi-stranded effort, where several types of measures are used in combination.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
Working Environment Council
Tasks covered: 
Applying Glues or Sealants
Applying Surface Coatings
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Dusts
Liquids
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Exposure route: 
Dermal contact
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Epoxy and isocyanates

Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
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
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Policy makers
Safety officers
Workers
Workers representatives

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