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Document ID (ISN)102973
CIS number 03-1830
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1701-7
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSE Guidance Note EH 16
Health and Safety Executive
Title Isocyanates: Health hazards and precautionary measures
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 5th ed., 2001. 12p. 28 ref. Price: GBP 6.00.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; plant safety and health organization; health hazards; isocyanates
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Isocyanates
Cyano compounds