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Update of the Guide for Safe Use of Isocyanates


Isocyanates can affect respiratory and skin health. More specifically, they are the leading cause of occupational asthma (OA) in Québec workers.

This update of the Guide for Safe Use of Isocyanates – An Industrial Hygiene Approach is intended for Québec employers and workers and for occupational health and safety professionals.

The guide enables readers to understand the chemical hazard related to isocyanates and to make informed decisions regarding the means of prevention to adopt in order to reduce the number of cases of workers developing occupational asthma. The guide is an educational tool with no regulatory status.

Additional Information

Type: Knowledge Transfer Activity
Number: 2012-0042
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2013