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Document ID (ISN)106281
CIS number 07-370
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brooks E.
Title Isocyanate exposure in an autobody repair and collision center
Bibliographic information Mar. 2006, Vol.3, No.3, p.D24-D27. 3 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) USA; methylene diisocyanate; coachwork; exposure evaluation; spray coating
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; spray booths; determination in air; labour inspection; exhaust ventilation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Surface treatment
Isocyanates
Cyano compounds
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry