Health, Safety & Environment Resources

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PMA’s Guidance to Meeting OSHA’s MDA Standard

PMA’s Guidance to Meeting OSHA’s MDA Standard  has been prepared to assist members of the PMA in developing a program to meet OSHA’s MDA Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1050 and OSHA’s interpretive letter dated April 21, 2014.   This standard applies to MDA (CAS No. 101-77-9), being the common name of 4,4' methylenedianline or 4,4' – diaminodiphenylmethane, and to salts of MDA 

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MOCA Safe Use Guidance for the Castable Polyurethane Industry

Prepared by the PMA, Donald P. Gallo, Esq., Legal Counsel and Dr. Theodore J. Hogan, Health & Safety Consultant

Revised September 2010

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Working Safely with Isocyanates and
MOCA in Polyurethane Casting Shops

The purpose of this manual is to explain how to work safely with Isocyanates and MOCA (also known as MbOCA). It covers both hand and machine casting operations.

Theodore J. Hogan, PhD, CIH, Carlos Martinez and Adam Watson, Northern Illinois University

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Safety Data Sheets

Two SDS templates are available, one for products made using MOCA and one for all others.   You need to add company specific information along with information on any  prepolymers, curatives, catalysts, plasticizers, fillers, and pigments or other additives which, by their use add a hazard beyond the ones covered in these documents. Instructions for completion are included with the templates.

Regulatory Rambings

Click here to access the Regulatory Ramblings articles published in the PMA Polytopics newsletter.
Submitted by Mike Kocak, C.U.E., Inc, EHS-Regulatory Committee Chair