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Document ID (ISN)111172
CIS number 10-0695
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2010
Convention or series no. ND 2332-220-10
Author(s) Jargot D., Hecht C.
Title Assessment of employee exposure when using epoxy resins
Original title Evaluation de l'exposition des salariés lors de la mise en œuvre de résines époxydiques [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 2010, No.220, p.13-20. Illus. 27 ref.
Internet access ND_2332-220-10.pdf [in French]
Abstract This article presents the results of a study conducted by INRS at the request of several companies wishing to assess and characterize occupational exposure to epoxy resins. Atmospheric and surface samples of resin monomers (DGEBA and/or DGEBF), amines, acid anhydrides and glycidylic ethers were collected at the workplaces. The airborne resin monomer concentrations were generally very low or undetectable, even when hot resins were used. The detected exposures were due to hardening agents in air or skin contact with resin monomers. The schedule of occupational diseases in France now allows consideration of hardeners and recognition of allergic respiratory diseases contracted when preparing and using epoxy resins.
Descriptors (primary) epoxy resins; determination in air; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) France; glycol ethers; carboxylic acid anhydrides; amines; hardeners; inhalation; medical supervision; protective gloves; compensation of occupational diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Glycol ethers
Plastics industry