Isocyanate Exposure in Automobile Industries Research Paper by Nicky

Isocyanate Exposure in Automobile Industries
A comprehensive study on the use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) in reducing isocyanate exposure in workers in the automobile industries.
# 147095 | 6,988 words | 26 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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The paper provides an extensive review of the literature on the use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) as a control measure in the reduction of isocyanate exposure in workers in the automobile industries. The paper discusses the findings that workers who are exposed critically to isocyanates are those who either fail to properly use the RPE or workers who are not properly trained to use RPE. The paper concludes with recommendations for all employers, specifically, that they should ensure they follow the requirements of OSHA and NIOSH concerning RPE in the workplace. The paper includes tables, charts and figures and eight appendices to the paper.

Executive Summary
Statement of the Problem
Literature Review
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From the Paper:

"It is important that sensitization be recognized early and that there is "prompt and strict elimination of exposures" toward the reduction of respiratory problems that are long-term and even permanent among workers who have become sensitized. (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2009) The most commonly used compounds in isocyanates are diisocyanates which includes two isocyanate groups and polyisocyanates "which are usually derived from diisocyanates and main contain several isocyanate groups."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • A Self-Evaluation Checklist Of Best Practices For Auto Refinish Shops And Schools (2008) United States Environmental Protection Agency. Online available at:
  • Guide for the Safe Use of Isocyanates (2009) IRSST. Online available at:
  • Streicher, Robert P. et al (1998) Determination of Airborne Isocyanate Exposure. NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods. 15 Jan 1998. Online available at:
  • NIOSH Criteria Documents: Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Diisocyanates (1978) September DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 78-215. Online available at:
  • Current Intelligence Bulletin 53: Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) and Toluenediamine (TDA) Evidence of Carcinogenicity (1989) December. Centers for Disease Control. NIOSH. Online available at:

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