|Document ID (ISN)||102973|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Guidance Note EH 16
Health and Safety Executive
||Isocyanates: Health hazards and precautionary measures
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 5th ed., 2001. 12p. 28 ref. Price: GBP 6.00.
||Contents of this guidance note on health hazards posed by exposure to isocyanates and precautionary measures: occurrence and use of isocyanates; effects on health; exposure evaluation; prevention and control of exposure; maximum exposure limits adopted in the United Kingdom (8h TWA: 0.02mg/m3; 15min TWA: 0.07mg/m3, both expressed in terms of free isocyanate groups); monitoring exposure; health surveillance and health records; notification of reportable diseases; first aid; welfare facilities; training, instruction and information; information for emergency services; safety representatives. Appendices list isocyanates commonly used in industry and the suitability of monitoring methods for these substances.
||United Kingdom; plant safety and health organization; health hazards; isocyanates
||threshold limit values; sensitization; asthma; toxic substances; handling and storage; limitation of exposure; first aid; respirators; containment of spills; determination in air; medical supervision; uses; data sheet; information of personnel; irritants
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)