Guide to handling isocyanates

On 9 July 2015, Safe Work Australia published a guide to handling isocyanates. Isocyanates are hazardous chemicals used to manufacture polyurethane foams, rubbers, plastics, varnishes, adhesives and paints. Isocyanates should not be confused with cyanates, isocyanides or cyanides, which have different properties and health effects. This guide is applicable to those people managing health and safety risks associated with the manufacture, storage, handling, generation and use of isocyanates in the workplace. This Guide should be read in conjunction with the following Safe Work Australia documents:

A copy of the new guide is available at: Guide to handling isocyanates.


Safe Work Australia, 9 July 2015