Isocyanates

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Known Synonyms

Icocyanates
isocianatos
Isocyanat
Isocyanate
isocyanates?
MDI
polyurethane
Spray paint
TDI
Isocyanates are the most common cause of occupational asthma at the moment. They are present in 2-pack paints (where they are a problem during mixing, painting and curing), glues, foams, rubbers, pesticides and dyes. They can also be a problem for welders, solderers, assemblers, moulders, core makers, printers, and anyone who is working in an environment where Isocyanates are used.

References for: Isocyanates See published papers on "Isocyanates" from this website.
Haz-Map information on: Isocyanates See information on "Isocyanates" from the HazMap (Information on Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases) website.
Asmanet information on: Isocyanates See information on "Isocyanates" from the AsmaPro website (database of occupational asthma cases).

Oasys Notifications for Isocyanates

The Oasys Audit scheme started midway through 2010 and collects agents typed in through the Oasys program. The years before 2010 show old data entered during 2010 or later and are likely to have many fewer notifications. We expect Oasys to become more widely adopted as time goes by so increasing notifications does not necessarily mean an increasing problem.

Occupational asthma notifications to the Oasys Audit Scheme for Isocyanates

Links for Isocyanates

HSE (UK) advice for vehicle spray painters
Guidance, advice and resources on paint spraying from the health and Safety Executive (UK)

Isocyanate information from NIOSH (US)
Resources and information on Isocyantes from the National Institiute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH (US).

NIOSH alert on diisocyanates
NIOSH (US) alert / advice for workers and employers on diisocyanate exposure.

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