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Document ID (ISN)103580
CIS number 04-651
ISBN(s) 2-551-22603-1
Year 2004
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches RA9-386
Author(s) Goyer N., Bégin D., Bouchard M., Buissonnet S., Carrier G., Gely O., Gérin M., Lefebvre P., Noisel N., Pellerin E., Perrault G., Roberge B.
Title Impacts of the lowering of the permissible exposure value for formaldehyde - Funeral service industry
Original title Impacts d'un abaissement de la valeur d'exposition admissible au formaldéhyde - Industrie des services funéraires [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2004. 42p. Illus. 26 ref. Price: CAD 5.35. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/RA9-386.pdf [in French]
Abstract The objective of this study was to assess the number of funeral service workers in Quebec that would be exposed to excessive formaldehyde concentration levels and the cost of compliance per worker as a function of the various possible threshold limit values under consideration. This specific study was carried out within the framework of a large research programme aimed at evaluating the health and socio-economic impacts of lowering the current maximum permissible exposure value for formaldehyde of 2ppm to one of the values of 1.0, 0.75 or 0.3ppm, either as maximum or 8-hr time-weighted average values (see CIS 04-642 to 04-650 and CIS 04-653 to 04-655).
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; Quebec; limitation of exposure; funeral services; economic aspects; exposure evaluation; job-exposure relation; permissible levels
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; threshold limit values; public OSH institutions; Canada; computerized data bases; health hazards; legislation; determination in air; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Economic aspects
Exposure evaluation
Aldehydes
Funeral services
Occupational exposure limits