|Document ID (ISN)||106281|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Isocyanate exposure in an autobody repair and collision center
||Mar. 2006, Vol.3, No.3, p.D24-D27. 3 ref.
||This inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports on an overexposure to methylene bisphenyl isocyanate (MDI) during the spray application of a protective coating for truck beds. The inspection was conducted at an automobile body repair shop that also operated a spray-on truck bed coating operation. The investigation was initiated as a complaint inspection and was limited to the complaint allegation. The employee alleged that workers were exposed to harmful vapours during application of the truck bed liner. Site visits and sampling confirmed exposures to MDI in excess of the threshold limit value of 0.20mg/m3. A number of recommendations aimed at lowering the level of exposure were made and successfully implemented by the employer.
||USA; methylene diisocyanate; coachwork; exposure evaluation; spray coating
||threshold limit values; spray booths; determination in air; labour inspection; exhaust ventilation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Metal production and metalworking
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry