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Many of the chemicals that laboratory workers come into contact with can be hazardous. Formaldehyde, which is commonly used in many laboratories, is no exception. Health problems from mishandling formaldehyde can be serious. They can range from the short-term discomfort associated with minor burns or skin irritation to chronic effects from a lifetime of overexposure. In 1992, OSHA issued an updated standard for working safely with materials that contain formaldehyde. Laboratory employees need to be aware of this standard and the rules and procedures that it establishes for working with formaldehyde.
To help employees recognize the hazards in working with formaldehyde, and how to handle it safely, this education and training program is designed to prevent basic information about the OSHA Formaldehyde Standard and the procedures it sets up for working safely with formaldehyde. Topics include effects of exposure, monitoring exposure levels, personal protective equipment, spill response, responding to exposures and first aid for exposure victims.