October 2000

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Use of air-purifying respirators approved

Responding to a request from the Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry (API), OSHA has confirmed that air-purifying respirators are acceptable to protect workers from exposure to diis..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Responding to a request from the Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry (API), OSHA has confirmed that air-purifying respirators are acceptable to protect workers from exposure to diisocyanates. Under prior regulations, the use of supplied-air respirators was required to protect workers from excessive exposure to gases and vapors with poor odor-warning properties. These include common diisocyanates such as methylene biphenyl isocyanate. "Many workers in the polyurethane industry welcome the option of using air-purifying respirators because they provide adequate protection while improving mobility and visibility and ar

Log in to view this article.

Not Yet A Subscriber? Here are Your Options.

1) Start a FREE TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION and gain access to all articles in the current issue of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine.

2) SUBSCRIBE to Hydrocarbon Processing magazine in print or digital format and gain ACCESS to the current issue as well as to 3 articles from the HP archives per month. $409 for an annual subscription*.

3) Start a FULL ACCESS PLAN SUBSCRIPTION and regain ACCESS to this article, the current issue, all past issues in the HP Archive, the HP Process Handbooks, HP Market Data, and more. $1,995 for an annual subscription.  For information about group rates or multi-year terms, contact J'Nette Davis-Nichols at Jnette.Davis-Nichols@GulfEnergyInfo.com or +1 713.520.4426*.

*Access will be granted the next business day.

From the Archive

Comments

Comments

{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}