Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog

RECORD NUMBER: 173 OF 981

OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Chemical-Protective Gloves for Methacrylic Acid and its Esters, with Cover Letter dated 10/30/1998.
CORP Author Methacrylate Producers Association, Inc., Hamilton, VA.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.
Year Published 1998
Stock Number OTS0573856
Additional Subjects Toxicology ; Health effects ; Methyl methacrylate ; Industrial hygiene ; CAS No 79-41-4 ; CAS No 80-62-6 ; CAS No 97-63-2 ; CAS No 97-86-9 ; CAS No 97-88-1 ; CAS No 142-90-5
Holdings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
Modified
Checkout
Status
NTIS  OTS0573856 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/09/2010
Collation 14p
Abstract
The Industrial Hygiene 'Hierarchy of Controls' should be followed whenever practicable. The use of protective gloves, as with all personal protective equipment (PPE), is considered a 'last resort' approach to the protection of human health. First on this list of controls is Engineering Controls, such as the use of closed-systems, automated operation, remote operation, and local-exhaust ventilation. The second is Administrative Controls, which includes designated work practices and housekeeping procedures that will eliminate or minimize exposures to workplace hazards. Only then should PPE be considered as an acceptable means of worker protection. Protective gloves are available in a wide variety of styles and materials of construction for protection against cuts, abrasions, thermal burns, and chemicals. The choice of an inappropriate glove, however, may be potentially more harmful than using no glove at all. If a leather or fabric glove is contacted by methacrylic acid (MAA) or a methacrylate ester, the chemical will be conducted to the skin's surface and will be held in contact with the skin in a manner similar to that of a chemical patch test. This can occur often without the knowledge of the wearer. In contrast, if no glove at all is worn, chemicals contacting the skin would have the opportunity to evaporate.