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  • REACH restriction on the use of diisocyanates published

    Leverkusen, Germany, September 29, 2020 — On August 4th, 2020, the restriction on the use of diisocyanates under REACH was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

  • ACC OSHA Alliance renewed for an additional five years

    Pittsburgh, PA, September 16, 2020 — The ACC OSHA Alliance has been officially renewed for an additional five years.

  • CPI releases safe handling video series for MDI and TDI

    Washington, March 26, 2020 — Training programs focus on informing employers and employees about best transport practices to minimize potential hazards.

  • New automotive refinishing safety practices video

    Pittsburgh, PA, October 22, 2019 — CCAR ( The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) and The American Chemistry Council (ACC) are pleased to announce the launch of a new automotive refinishing safety practices video which has been posted on YouTube.

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    The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry develops white paper on spray foam applications in new home construction and retrofit applications

    Pittsburgh, PA, April 18, 2019 — The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) has developed a white paper.

  • Medical screening and surveillance guidance for workers potentially exposed to diisocyanates

    Pittsburgh, PA, February 7, 2019 — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) established a two-year alliance on September 13, 2017 to raise awareness of occupational exposure to diisocyanates, and promote safe practices for their use in the polyurethane industry.

  • California lists spray polyurethane foam materials containing unreacted methylene diphenyl diisocyanates (MDI) as a Priority Product under the state’s Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program

    Pittsburgh, PA, May 11, 2018 — On May 2, 2018, The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced its decision to list spray polyurethane foam materials containing unreacted methylene diphenyl diisocyanates (MDI)

  • PPE recommendations for the automotive refinish market

    Pittsburgh, PA, March 26, 2018 — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) established a two-year alliance on September 13, 2017 to raise awareness of occupational exposure to diisocyanates, and promote safe practices for their use in the polyurethane industry.

  • Covestro LLC awarded for excellent product safety and stewardship efforts for second year in a row

    Pittsburgh, PA, May 1, 2017 — Covestro LLC has received a Product Safety Award from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for the second straight year.

  • New toluene diisocyanate (TDI) occupational exposure limits adopted by the ACGIH

    Pittsburgh, February 2, 2016 — The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) has adopted new time-weighted average (TWA) and short-term exposure limit (STEL) Threshold Limit Values (TLVs®) for Toluene-2,4 or 2,6-diisocyanate or as a mixture (TDI).

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