How Are Diisocyanates Regulated?
The United States chemical industry is committed to complying with all federal, state and local regulations, and evaluates products before they reach the marketplace for health, safety and environmental compliance. Diisocyanates have been used since the late 1940s and their safety and environmental impact have been well studied.
Diisocyanates are highly regulated chemicals under the authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other government agencies. Federal authorities have set exposure safety limits for diisocyanates emissions to protect both workers in production facilities and surrounding communities. The environment, health and safety benchmarks are based on science and reviewed by government officials with the goal of protecting workers and communities. Companies can face significant civil and criminal penalties for noncompliance.
To learn more about chemical safety policies and regulations, including the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), visit the Safety section of the ACC Website. There you can learn more about chemical safety, including the federal laws that cover the safe use of chemical products.
Federal government agencies:
A number of federal agencies also provide useful information about many chemicals, including DII. Here are links to some of the federal agencies:
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
- Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC)
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Design for the Environment (DfE)
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
- Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), within U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)