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Isocyanates are valuable compounds that are widely used in industry in the production and application of rigid or flexible foam, surface coatings paints and solvents, insulation, adhesives, rubbers, and synthetic fibers. But exposure to isocyanates can be dangerous. Isocyanates can cause burns and irritation of the skin, eyes, nose and throat. Long-term exposure can result in occupational asthma and other respiratory illnesses. The International Agency for Research on Cancer has designated compounds containing isocyanates as 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 isocyanate exposure. You'll also learn about the procedures required to monitor workers' exposure and health when isocyanates are used in the workplace, and about practices and controls used to protect workers from exposure to isocyanates. The course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. 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.
All employees whose normal job activities could result in occupational exposure to isocyanates