|Document ID (ISN)||106539|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Lui Y., et al.
||Respiratory protection from isocyanate exposure in the autobody repair and refinishing industry
||May 2006, Vol.3, No.5, p.234-249. Illus. 58 ref.
||This study evaluated the effectiveness of respiratory protection against exposure to aliphatic polyisocyanates in automobile body repair shops. A total of 36 shops were assessed for respiratory protection programme completeness. 142 workers were measured for respirator fit factor. In addition, 22 painters from 21 shops were sampled to determine the protection factors of negative pressure, air purifying half-facepiece respirators equipped with organic vapour cartridges and paint pre-filters during spray-painting and priming activities. Findings are discussed. It is concluded half-facepiece respirators equipped with organic vapour cartridges and paint prefilters provide effective protection against isocyanate exposure in spray and priming operations if workers are properly trained and fitted.
||isocyanates; coachwork; respirators; vehicle repair and servicing
||air purifying respirators; paint spraying; facepieces; sorbent filters; particulate removing respirators
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry