Isocyanate health surveillance: A health and safety solution

How to reduce or eliminate the health and safety risks of isocyanate sensitisation.


What it contains

Isocyanates are a hazardous substance. Workers can become sensitised to isocyanates over time which can lead to deadly breathing problems. This document outlines how to look out for isocyanate sensitisation and how to manage health effects. It explains:

  • the physical reactions workers might experience if they're sensitised to isocyanates
  • the special precautions people with asthma need to take
  • when and how often health surveillance testing needs to happen
  • how doctors or medical practitioners should document the health surveillance