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Document ID (ISN)103613
CIS number 04-655
ISBN(s) 2-551-22606-6
Year 2004
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches RA12-386
Author(s) Goyer N., Beaudry C., Bégin D., Bouchard M., Carrier G., Gely O., Gérin M., Lefebvre P., Noisel N., Perrault G.
Title Impacts of the lowering of the permissible exposure value for formaldehyde - Group 3: Other sectors
Original title Impacts d'un abaissement de la valeur d'exposition admissible au formaldéhyde - Groupe 3: Autres secteurs [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. 97p. 94 ref. Price: CAD 8.56. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/RA12-386.pdf [in French]
Abstract The objective of this study was to assess the number of workers in a variety of industries and sectors 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 also CIS 04-642 to 04-651, CIS 04-653 and CIS 04-654).
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; abrasives industry; printing industry; Quebec; flowers; limitation of exposure; permissible levels; economic aspects; exposure evaluation; hospitals; metalworking industry; electronics industry; clothing industry; paper and paper products industry; tanning industry; fertilizer industry; pharmaceutical industry; cosmetics industry; laboratories
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; threshold limit values; public OSH institutions; Canada; computerized data bases; health hazards; job-exposure relation; legislation; determination in air; report
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) Paper and paper products industry
Chemical industry
Pharmaceutical industry
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Metalworking industry
Electronics industry
Occupational exposure limits
Clothing and finished textile products industry
Footwear, leather and fur industry
Health care services
Aldehydes
Economic aspects
Exposure evaluation
Printing, photography and photocopying industry