Isocyanates

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Isocyanates are a family of reactive chemical compounds that are widely used in general industry and construction, in the production and application of rigid or flexible foam, surface coatings, paints and solvents, insulation, adhesives, rubbers, and synthetic fibers. Exposure to isocyanates can be dangerous. These compounds are highly sensitizing, even after only one exposure. Isocyanates can cause burns and irritation of the skin, eyes, nose and throat. Long-term exposure can result in occupational asthma and other chronic respiratory illnesses. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a subsidiary of the World Health Organization, has designated compounds containing certain isocyanates as potentially carcinogenic to humans. In this course, you'll learn about the types, sources, and industrial applications of isocyanates. You'll cover the regulatory controls that govern the use of isocyanates, and the hazards and routes of exposure associated with isocyanates. You'll also learn about the practices and procedures required to protect and monitor workers' exposure and health when isocyanates are used in the workplace. This course was developed with subject matter expert support by DEKRA – Global advisors for safety testing, consulting, inspection, and certification. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • identify materials manufactured using isocyanates
  • identify OSHA's responsibilities for regulatory control of isocyanates
  • identify materials manufactured using isocyanates and OSHA's responsibilities for regulatory control of isocyanates
  • identify health hazards related to exposure to isocyanates
  • distinguish between routes of entry for isocyanate exposure
  • identify health hazards related to exposure to isocyanates and their routes of entry
  • identify requirements for monitoring exposure to isocyanates in the workplace
  • match methods used to control exposure to isocyanates to examples
  • identify the types of information and training that must be provided to employees working with isocyanates
  • identify the requirements for monitoring workplace exposure, methods for controlling exposure, and types of information and training that must be provided to employees working with isocyanates

IN THIS COURSE

  • An Introduction to Isocyanates
    7m
  • Knowledge Check: Isocyanates
    4m
  • Health Hazards and Routes of Exposure
    7m
  • Knowledge Check: Health Hazards and Exposure
    4m
  • Monitoring and Controlling Exposure to Isocyanates
    9m
  • Information and Training
    2m
  • Knowledge Check: Monitor and Control Exposure
    3m