Formaldehyde Awareness

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE BEING EXPOSED? 14
EH&S Monitoring 14
Medical Surveillance 14
TRAINING AND INFORMATION 18
SUMMARY 18
Directory of Service and Emergency Providers 3
A. Introduction 6
B. Why Should You Be Concerned? 7
C. Formaldehyde - Its Various Uses and Forms 8
D. What’s the Problem? 9
General Health Effects 9
Irritant Effects 10
Carcinogen 10
Signs and Symptoms of Exposure 10
E. How Can We Protect Ourselves? 12
Engineering Controls (Ventilation) 12
Local Exhaust 12
General Exhaust 12
Personal Protective Equipment 12
Respirators 12
Other Equipment 14
Contaminated Equipment 14
Eyewash and Safety Shower 14
Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) 14
Labeling 14
Regulated Areas 15
Leak/Spill Control 15
F. How Do You Know if You’re Being Exposed? 16
EH&S Monitoring 16
Occupational Medicine Program 16
Exposure Monitoring 17
Medical Surveillance 17
G. Training 18
H. Summary 19
Non-discrimination Statement 20
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