OSHA/NIOSH Hazard Alert on 1-bromopropane (1-BP)

OSHA and NIOSH have released a “joint” warning concerning a chemical that “has increased in workplaces over the last 20 years“, namely 1-bromopropane (1-BP).

According to the 7 page pdf warningExposure to 1-BP has been associated with damage to the nervous system among workers, and it has been shown to cause reproductive harm in animal studies. The chemical is used in degreasing operations, furniture manufacturing, and dry cleaning.

At this time OSHA has not set a PEL (permissible exposure level) but the warning refers to the level of 5 PPM that California has adopted.

Employers are required, by law, to make sure that all employees are aware of the dangers of 1-bromopropane which is ingested primarily through inhalation.

Learn more about how to protect from the hazards of 1-BP by downloading the OSHA/NIOSH warning.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s