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Document ID (ISN)18779
CIS number 73-530
Year 1972
Convention or series no. HMS 73-11000
Title Criteria for a recommended standard: Occupational exposure to carbon monoxide
Bibliographic information National Institute for Occuaptional Safety and Health, 5600 Fischers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852, USA, 1972. 132p. Illus. 129 ref.
Abstract Recommendations are made for the control of occupational exposure to carbon monoxide. The time-weighted average exposure (8h) should not exceed 35ppm, and the ceiling concentration 200ppm. Other requirements relate to medical supervision, labelling, personal protection, emergency procedures, information of employees, work practices and monitoring. The criteria upon which the recommendations are based are discussed at some length under the following headings: biological effects of exposure; environmental data; development of he standard; compatibility with air quality standards. Procedures for the sampling of CO in air and the analysis of carboxyhaemoglobin and additional useful information are given in appendices.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; occupational safety and health; biological effects; carbon monoxide; USA
Descriptors (secondary) compliance with exposure limits; health engineering; carboxyhaemoglobin level; personal protective equipment; information of personnel; hazard identification; standardization; sampling and analysis; medical supervision; determination of exposure limits
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Carbon monoxide
Inorganic substances