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Urethane Foams. Good Practices for Employees' Health and Safety.


PB267357

Publication Date 1976
Page Count 40
Abstract The production of urethane foams and the hazards caused by the chemicals involved are described briefly. The good work practices, ventilation systems, and respiratory protective equipment to be used to prevent excessive exposure are discussed. Safe work practices to protect the skin and respiratory system, and to prevent accidental fires and explosions, are described for foaming operations, spraying and finishing operations. Local exhaust systems are more effective than dilution systems. Respirators are used where proper ventilation cannot be maintained; their use and fitting are described. The handling and storing of isocyanates, the most hazardous components of urethane foams, are described; also the storage of foam, fire precautions, and first aid.
Keywords
  • Urethanes
  • Safety engineering
  • Foam
  • Accident prevention
  • Ventilation
  • Toxicity
  • Respirators
  • Skin(Anatomy)
  • Protection
  • Polyurethane resins
  • Industrial atmospheres
  • Hazards
  • Exhaust systems
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Skin protection
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 94H - Industrial Safety Engineering
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio. Div. of Technical Services.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 197717
Urethane Foams. Good Practices for Employees' Health and Safety.
Urethane Foams. Good Practices for Employees' Health and Safety.
PB267357

  • Urethanes
  • Safety engineering
  • Foam
  • Accident prevention
  • Ventilation
  • Toxicity
  • Respirators
  • Skin(Anatomy)
  • Protection
  • Polyurethane resins
  • Industrial atmospheres
  • Hazards
  • Exhaust systems
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Skin protection
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 94H - Industrial Safety Engineering
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
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