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Document ID (ISN)103612
CIS number 04-654
ISBN(s) 2-551-22605-8
Year 2004
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches RA11-386
Author(s) Goyer N., Beaudry C., Bégin D., Bouchard M., Buissonnet S., Carrier G., Gely O., Gérin M., Gravel R., Hébert F., Lefebvre P., Noisel N., Perrault G., Roberge B.
Title Impacts of the lowering of the permissible exposure value for formaldehyde - Plastics converting industry
Original title Impacts d'un abaissement de la valeur d'exposition admissible au formaldéhyde - Industrie de la transformation des matières plastiques [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. 52p. Illus. 52 ref. Price: CAD 6.42. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract The objective of this study was to assess the number of plastics converting 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 04-653 and CIS 04-655).
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; Canada; Quebec; plastics converting industry; permissible levels; economic aspects; exposure evaluation; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary)
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
Occupational exposure limits
Exposure evaluation