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ID (ISN) del documento109033
Número CIS 09-121
ISSN - Título de la serie 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Todd L.A., Mottus K., Mihlan G.J.
Título A survey of airborne and skin exposures to chemicals in footwear and equipment factories in Thailand
Información bibliográfica Mar. 2008, Vol.5, No.3, p.169-181. Illus. 35 ref.
Resumen This research reports on an exposure evaluation study at four footwear factories and two equipment factories in Thailand. Workers in these factories were exposed through inhalation and dermal contact to a large number of organic vapors from solvents and adhesives that were applied by hand. In addition, these workers were exposed to highly toxic isocyanates primarily through the dermal route. A total of 286 personal air samples were obtained at the four footwear factories, where 64 samples were also collected from working and tool surfaces. Between 8% and 21% of the workers sampled in each footwear factory were overexposed to mixtures of chemicals from solvents and adhesives. Up to 100% of the workers performing specific job tasks were overexposed to mixtures of chemicals. Between 39% and 69% of the surface samples were positive for unreacted isocyanates. Many of the real-time measurements obtained in the equipment factories exceeded occupational exposure limits. Personal protective equipment and engineering controls were inadequate in all of the factories.
Descriptores (primarios) industrias manufactureras; Tailandia; isocianatos; substancias tóxicas; industria del calzado; adhesivos; disolvente; valoración de la exposición; substancias volátiles
Descriptores (secundarios) valores umbrales; muestreo individual; responsabilidades de los empresarios; productos químicos; infracción de las normas de seguridad; métodos de trabajo y seguridad; suministro de equipo de protección; toma de muestras y análisis; dosificación en el aire; limitación de la exposición
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Cueros y pieles, calzados
Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Footwear, leather and fur industry
Exposure evaluation
Isocyanates
Cyano compounds