|Document ID (ISN)||110067|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Whittaker S.G., Reeb-Whitaker C.
||Characterizing the health and safety needs of the collision repair industry
||May 2009, Vol.6, No.5, p.273-282. 31 ref.
||Production workers in the collision repair shops are potentially exposed to harmful chemicals, including isocyanates, known to cause work-related asthma. The objectives of this study were to gather information on the number of workers potentially exposed to isocyanates and other chemicals, together with health and safety practices for reducing exposure and increasing employer and worker awareness. Data were gathered using a combination of interviews, field investigations and a survey in Washington State. A key finding is that inappropriate selection and insufficient use of respirators and gloves contribute significantly to isocyanate exposures. Possible reasons and implications are discussed.
||isocyanates; premises; Washington; coachwork; limitation of exposure
||protective gloves; responsibilities of employers; USA; asthma; supply of personal protective equipment; job study; respirators; safe working methods; survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
Industries and occupations
||Motor vehicle manufacturing industry