13/04/2018

Guidance for Working with Isocyanates in the Automobile Industry

High performance polyurethane coatings used in automotive refinishing
applications typically consist of isocyanates and a variety of organic solvents,
pigments, stabilizers, and other additives. Because all these chemicals can present
potential health hazards like irritation and sensitization, it is important to wear
the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during the painting process to
prevent exposure to these chemicals from skin contact or breathing in vapors.

Through its Alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
the US-American Chemistry Council developed an infographic that provides personal
protective equipment (PPE) recommendations for the automotive refinish market.
The infographic provides general information on the importance of PPE during the
refinishing process. High performance polyurethane coatings used in automotive
refinishing applications, can present health hazards from skin contact or breathing
in vapors, if appropriate PPE is not used during the painting process.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration