|Document ID (ISN)||104965|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Bonauto D.K., Sumner A.D., Curwick C.C., Whittaker S.G., Lofgren D.J.
||Work-related asthma in the spray-on truck bed lining industry
||May 2005, Vol.47, No.5, p.514-517. 12 ref.
||This study examined compensation claims for occupational asthma associated with exposure to methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) among workers involved in spray-on truck bed lining. A descriptive study of workers' compensation claims was conducted. Eight such claims were identified between 1993 and 2002, resulting in a claims incidence rate of 200 per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers employed. This rate is excessive and suggests a need for significant intervention, including improvements in the clinical assessment provided to MDI-exposed workers.
||polyurethanes; diphenylmethane diisocyanate; Washington; spray coating; asthma
||compensation of occupational diseases; USA; maintenance and repair; severity rates; medical supervision; frequency rates; road transport equipment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)