- Chemical Sampling Information. OSHA. Presents, in concise form, data on a large number of chemical substances that may be encountered in industrial hygiene investigations. Basic reference for industrial hygienists engaged in OSHA field activity.
- Butyl Isocyanate
- 2,6-Diisopropylphenyl isocyanate
- Hexamethylene Diisocyanate
- Hexamethylene Diisocyanate Biuret
- 1,6-Hexamethylene diisocyanate homopolymer
- Isophorone Diisocyanate
- Methyl Isocyanate
- Methylene-bis (4-Cyclohexylisocyanate)
- Methylene bisphenyl isocyanate
- 1,5-Naphthalene Diisocyanate
- Phenyl Isocyanate
- o-Tolyl Isocyanate
- Toluene-2,4-diisocyanate (TDI)
- Occupational Chemical Database. OSHA maintains this chemical database as a convenient reference for the occupational safety and health community. It compiles information from several government agencies and organizations. This database originally was developed by OSHA in cooperation with EPA.
- Diisocyantes (HDI, 2,4-TDI, 2,6-TDI). Method 42, (1989, March).
- Methylene bisphenyl isocyanate (MDI). Method 47, (1989, March).
- Aromatic Isocyanate Surface Contamination Sampling and Evaluation Techniques. (1997, August 21). Describes sampling procedures for using direct reading (colorimetric) wipes and collecting wipe samples for laboratory analysis.
For additional information, see OSHA's Sampling and Analysis Safety and Health Topics Page.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM). US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 2003-154, (2003). Provides individual analytical methods, listed by chemical name or method number.
- Isocyanates (PDF). Method No. 5522.
- U.K. Health and Safety Executive Method 25/2
- The following are analysis methods for specific isocyanate compounds. It is often desirable to determine the amount of free isocyanate, not just the specific compound. Several methods have been suggested to accomplish this. However, all have had serious problems when applied to field sampling.
- Streicher, RP, et al. Investigation of the ability of MDHS method 25 to determine urethane-bound isocyanate groups. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal. 1995;56(5):437-42.
- Key-Schwartz, RJ. Analytical problems encountered with NIOSH method 5521 for total isocyanates. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal. 1995;56(5):474-9.
- Maitre, A., et al. Biological monitoring of occupational exposure to toluene diisocyanate. Int. Arch. Occup. Environ. Health. 1993;65:97-100.
- Documentation of the threshold limit values and biological exposure indices. American Conference for Government Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). 1991;6:1581-9.
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