During paint spraying or polyurethane foam spraying, the air will be filled with nasty gases that you really don’t want to be breathing in. Prolonged exposure to isocyanates potentially causes all sorts of respiratory health problems. Regular biological and air monitoring are simple ways of checking how much dangerous isocyanates your workers are exposed to over time.
Isocyanates include Toluene Disocyanate (TDI) and Methyl Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI)
Papertape is the only recommended technology for detecting isocyanates
Fixed point and portable detectors available
Detectors should be placed no further than 6″ away from detection point
Why do you need Isocynate Detectors?
If your job tasks expose you to paints, foams, polyurethane rubber or adhesives, you’re at risk. The headaches at first are the early warning sign. Prolonged exposure can cause anything from skin conditions to occupational asthma and severe breathing difficulties.
Whilst appliances are efficient for spraying product, the downside is that they spray mists into the air. Paints and coatings contain isocyanates and they can be very dangerous when inhaled. Even though LEV controls are in place and respirators are worn, employers have a duty of care to perform air monitoring.
Whilst foam spraying appliances are efficient for coating product, the downside is paints and polyurethane foams contain isocyanates that cause respiratory health problems. Even though LEV controls are in place and respirators are worn, employers have a duty of care to perform air monitoring.
Isocynate monitoring badges can be worn to indicate exposure level using a colour change indicator. These badges do have a place but they do not alarm or record live data.
Our Isocynate monitoring equipment can detect ultra sensitive gases including: