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Document ID (ISN)104965
CIS number 06-295
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bonauto D.K., Sumner A.D., Curwick C.C., Whittaker S.G., Lofgren D.J.
Title Work-related asthma in the spray-on truck bed lining industry
Bibliographic information May 2005, Vol.47, No.5, p.514-517. 12 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) polyurethanes; diphenylmethane diisocyanate; Washington; spray coating; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) compensation of occupational diseases; USA; maintenance and repair; severity rates; medical supervision; frequency rates; road transport equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Isocyanates
Cyano compounds
Surface treatment