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Document ID (ISN)52194
CIS number 89-1333
ISBN(s) 0-11-883847-4
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Health and Safety Commission; Printing Industry Advisory Committee
Title Safety in the use of isocyanate pre-polymers in the printing and printed packaging industries
Bibliographic information HMSO Publication Centre, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1986. 13p. 28 ref. Price: GBP 2.75.
Abstract This guidance was adopted under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 with the aim to secure safe working conditions when materials containing organic isocyanate pre-polymers are used in the printing and printed packaging industries. It makes recommendations designed to ensure that the airborne emission of isocyanates into the workroom atmosphere is minimised and for the provision of protective equipment, when necessary, together with recommendations on the training and information that people who may be exposed to isocyanates should receive. Sections dealing with air monitoring and health assessment are also included. Other materials, such as fire safety and control of highly flammable liquids are referred to, but only to the extent that these are directly relevant to the use of isocyanate pre-polymers. In the appendices: isocyanates used in flexible packaging; decontaminants; technical and legal references.
Descriptors (primary) organic polymers; isocyanates; United Kingdom; printing industry
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; threshold limit values; emergency exposure limits; responsibilities of employers; restricted areas; safety training in industry; first aid; legislation; medical supervision; monitoring for air contamination; directive; waste disposal
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Isocyanates
Cyano compounds