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Document ID (ISN)55984
CIS number 91-957
Year 1990
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.90-118
Title Criteria for a recommended standard: Occupational exposure to ethylene glycol monobutyl ether and ethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate
Bibliographic information U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA, Sep. 1990. 158p. Illus. Bibl.
Abstract The principal signs and symptoms of acute overexposure to EGBE and EGBEA are irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, drowsiness, nausea, shaking and weakness. Repeated exposure may damage the bone marrow, blood cells, kidneys and liver. This document presents recommendations for a standard covering exposure limits, monitoring, labelling, protective equipment, information of workers, engineering controls and work practices, hygiene and record keeping. Subsequent chapters cover: properties, production and potential for exposure; effects of exposure; sampling and analytical methods and medical and biological monitoring; existing occupational health standards; correlation of exposure and effects; methods for worker protection; research needs.
Descriptors (primary) 2-butoxyethyl acetate; USA; hazard evaluation; organic solvents; limitation of exposure; butoxyethanol
Descriptors (secondary) personal protective equipment; respirators; determination of exposure limits; health hazards; information of personnel; sampling and analysis; exposure tests; criteria document; safe working methods
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Glycol ethers
Esters and salts