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OSHA launches program to protect workers from health effects of exposure to isocyanates

6:06 AM MDT | June 28, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

OSHA announced this week a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to protect workers from the serious health effects of occupational exposure to isocyanates. OSHA, through the NEP,  will focus on workplaces in general, and construction and maritime industries that use isocyanate compounds, in an effort to reduce occupational illnesses and deaths, it says. Isocyanates are used in materials including paints, varnishes, auto body repair, and building insulation. Jobs that involve exposure to isocyanates include the spray-on polyurethane manufacturing of products...

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