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Document ID (ISN)103652
CIS number 04-659
ISBN(s) 2-551-22422-5
Year 2003
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-353
Author(s) Lazure L., Abdellaoui H., Lesage J., Charette M.
Title Evaluation of the confinement of preparation areas during paint spraying
Original title Evaluation du confinement des aires de préparation lors de l'application de peinture [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2003. 61p. Illus. 11 ref. Price: CAD 6.42. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract Automobile body paint shops are a priority target for the prevention of occupational asthma caused by isocyanates. The Occupational Health and Safety Institute of the Canadian Province of Quebec (l'Institut de recherche en santé et en sécurité du travail - IRSST) conducted two earlier studies on the evaluation of isocyanate exposure levels and on the efficiency of paint spray booths. For a full understanding of the levels of exposure to isocyanates in automobile body paint shops, it was also necessary to obtain data on the workstations situated outside the spray booths, in particular in the ventilated preparation area often used for certain types of paint preparation work. This report presents the results of evaluations of the potential exposure levels and the efficiency of systems used for eliminating contaminants present in workplace atmospheres of these preparation areas.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; isocyanates; vehicle repair and servicing; paint spraying; spray booths; work in confined spaces
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; Canada; exposure evaluation; limitation of exposure; exhaust ventilation; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces
Surface treatment
Cyano compounds
Road transportation