Formaldehyde Awareness

Directory of Service and Emergency Providers 3
A. Introduction 5
B. Why Should You Be Concerned? 6
C. Formaldehyde - Its Various Uses and Forms 7
D. What’s the Problem? 8
General Health Effects 8
Irritant Effects 9
Carcinogen 9
Signs and Symptoms of Exposure 9
E. How Can We Protect Ourselves? 11
Engineering Controls (Ventilation) 11
Local Exhaust 11
General Exhaust 11
Personal Protective Equipment 11
Respirators 11
Other Equipment 12
Contaminated Equipment 13
Eyewash and Safety Shower 13
Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) 13
Labeling 13
Regulated Areas 14
Leak/Spill Control 14
F. How Do You Know if You’re Being Exposed? 15
EH&S Monitoring 15
Medical Surveillance 15
G. Training and Information 16
H. Summary 17
Non-discrimination Statement 18
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