Examples of How It Works
a spill of acetone in an enclosed space, what is the potential air
concentration? Is this concentration above or below the odor threshold,
the TLV, the IDLH, the RD50, and the LC50?
chemicals are used as disinfectants, and which ones can cause occupational
exposure—what are organic solvents? In which processes are they used?
diseases are linked to carpenters and cough?
chemicals can cause toxic pneumonitis?
job tasks for workers in medical or dental services;
job tasks of manicurists;
may be exposed to what chemicals?
job tasks for hypersensitivity pneumonitis;
with high-risk job tasks for lead exposure;
processes are associated with carbon monoxide exposure?
is the biological Exposure Index (BEI) for cadmium?
"ketones" are in the database?
hazards are associated with metalworking fluids?
Hints for Each Example
"acetone" and click the Agent icon. Vapor pressure (VP) is a
measure of the chemical's volatility at standard room temperature (68 deg
F). VP X 1300 = saturated concentration ppm of the chemical after a spill
in a confined space (Sullivan & Kreiger, 2001, p. 34) The definitions
of odor threshold, TLV, IDLH, RD50, and LC50 are in the Glossary.
"Using Disinfectants" in Processes. Search "By Processes
and Adverse Effects."
ORGANIC SOLVENTS by searching for "classes." See the Processes
and Activities associated with organic solvents. Also search for
"solvents" and click icons for Agents, Diseases, Job Tasks, and
"Occupational Diseases" click "By Jobs and Symptoms."
Find "Carpenters" in the dropdown list and check the
the disease "Pneumonitis, toxic" and see associated chemicals.
the Job Tasks category, "Medical or Dental Services."
for "welding." Look at the category "Weld" in
processes and the category "Heating, Machining, or Welding
Metal" in Job Tasks.
for "manicurists" in Jobs.
for "hair." Find "Dressing Hair" under Processes. Find
"Hairdressers" under Jobs.
in the disease category "Pneumoconiosis" and find
"lead" in the search box, and click the Disease icon. Look at
the high-risk job tasks. For each job task, look at the jobs.
"carbon monoxide" in Agents, and look at associated processes.
"cadmium" in the search box, and click the Agent icon.
"By Types of Agents" under "Hazardous Agents." Then
click "Solvents" and then "Ketones."
for "metalworking" and look under Agents (Oil mist, mineral),
Diseases, Job Tasks, and Processes.