Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Jan 24, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Isocyanates

This topic page addresses applicable OSHA standards, examples of hazards and possible solutions, sources of information on sampling and analysis and more.

Source: OSHA

Jan 24, 2017
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Isocyanates

This page provides access to NIOSH reports and information addressing isocyanates.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 19, 2017
Work-Related Asthma and You: Preventing Work-related Asthma in the Auto Parts Manufacturing and Foam and Expanded Plastic Industries

This booklet is designed to help employers and workers in your industries: recognize work-related asthma; put in place general strategies that both employers and workers can use, and more.

Source: IAPA

Dec 01, 2016
Safety in isocyanate paint spraying

This leaflet is mainly aimed at owners, managers and supervisors of vehicle bodyshops to outline the risks and precautions to take when using isocyanate paints in motor vehicle repair.

Source: HSE

Nov 01, 2016
Isocyanates in the workplace: Exposure, effects and control

The health effects of isocyanate exposure include occupational asthma; skin irritation (dermatitis); irritation to the mucous membranes, eyes, nose and throat; gastrointestinal irritation; chemical bronchitis; and pneumonitis.

Source: NSC

Apr 01, 2014
Paint Healthy Collision Repair

PaintHealthy CollisionRepair is a collaborative research project to reduce harmful chemical exposures in automotive spray painters.

Source: Paint Healthy Collision Repair

May 01, 2013
Guide for Safe Use of Isocyanates - An Industrial Hygiene Approach

This Guide is based on an industrial hygiene approach. It explains the chemical risks linked to isocyanates so that informed decisions can be made about the preventive measures to be implemented. It constitutes a unique source of information on environmental evaluation.

Source: IRSST

Nov 01, 2010
Risk of Isocyanate Exposure in the Construction Industry

This study, written by Carrie Riedlich in June 2010, focuses on identifying and collecting data on PU products that are commonly used and most likely to present skin exposure risk to applicators or others in the work area.

Source: CPWR

Jul 01, 2010
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Isocyanates

The Standards and Technical Resources Section of Oregon OSHA produced this fact sheet to highlight our programs, policies, or standards as related to the use of Isocyanates at work.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Jan 01, 2010
4,4’-Diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) Safety practices and Concentration During Polyurethane Foam Spraying

The scope of this study was to document hazardous practices and to evaluate the work environment in terms of MDI concentrations, in stationary sampling, during spraying workand post-spraying on Québec construction sites.

Source: IRSST