OSHA to launch program to protect workers from isocyanate exposure

Isocyanates are used in materials such as paints, varnishes, auto body repair, and building insulation.

July 08, 2013 |

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a new national emphasis program (NEP) to protect workers from serious health effects caused by occupational exposure to isocyanates.

Isocyanates are used in materials such as paints, varnishes, auto body repair and building insulation and can cause occupational asthma; irritation of the skin, eyes, nose and throat; and cancer.

Deaths have occurred because of asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis from isocyanate exposure. Respiratory illnesses also can be caused by isocyanate exposure to the skin.



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