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Document ID (ISN)103611
CIS number 04-653
ISBN(s) 2-551-22604-X
Year 2004
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches RA10-386
Author(s) Goyer N., Bégin D., Bouchard M., Buissonnet S., Carrier G., Gely O., Gérin M., Lefebvre P., Noisel N., Perrault G., Roberge B.
Title Impacts of the lowering of the permissible exposure value for formaldehyde - Textile finishing industry
Original title Impacts d'un abaissement de la valeur d'exposition admissible au formaldéhyde - Industrie de finition textile [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. 24p. 26 ref. Price: CAD 5.35. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/RA10-386.pdf [in French]
Abstract The objective of this study was to assess the number of textile finishing industry 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 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 also CIS 04-642 to 04-651, CIS 04-654 and CIS 04-655).
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; Quebec; finishing (textiles, leather); exposure evaluation; permissible levels; economic aspects; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; threshold limit values; public OSH institutions; Canada; report; computerized data bases; health hazards; job-exposure relation; legislation; determination in air; France
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Economic aspects
Aldehydes
Occupational exposure limits
Exposure evaluation