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Document ID (ISN)74308
CIS number 00-198
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1701-7
Year 1999
Convention or series no. Guidance Note EH 16
Health and Safety Executive
Title Isocyanates: Health hazards and precautionary measures
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 5th ed.,1999. 9p. 30 ref. Price: GBP 6.00.
Abstract This round-up of health hazards posed by exposure to isocyanates and precautionary measures covers: Toxic effects; maximum exposure limits adopted in the United Kingdom (8h TWA: 0.02mg/m3, 15min TWA: 0.07mg/m3, both expressed in terms of free isocyanate groups); storage and handling; decontamination and spillages; respiratory protective equipment; medical supervision; first aid; personnel training and information.
Descriptors (primary) isocyanates; limitation of exposure; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; sensitization; United Kingdom; asthma; handling and storage; first aid; respirators; containment of spills; determination in air; medical supervision; replaced; uses; data sheet; information of personnel; irritants
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Isocyanates
Cyano compounds