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Document ID (ISN)107140
CIS number 07-1148
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-064-7 (fr); 978-2-89631-068-5 (En)
Year 2006
Convention or series no. Guide RG-471
Author(s) Goyer N., Bégin D., Beaudry C., Bouchard M., Carrier G., Lavoué J., Noisel N., Gérin M.
Title Prevention guide - Formaldehyde in the workplace
Original title Guide de prévention - Le formaldéhyde en milieu de travail [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2006. 51p. 55 ref. Price: CAD 21.20. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/RG-471.pdf [in French]
http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/RG-473.pdf [in English]
Abstract For three years, the IRSST carried out a study to evaluate the economic and health effects of lowering the permissible exposure value for formaldehyde in Quebec. The aim of this guide and collection of safety data sheets is to bring together all the safety and health aspects related to formaldehyde. Contents: general information on formaldehyde; health effects and first aid; regulations; exposure measurement; control of exposure; recommendations for specific sectors of the economy.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; Quebec; health hazards; exposure evaluation; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; funeral services; forestry and logging; Canada; laboratory work; report; IARC; phenol-formaldehyde polymers; irritation; asthma; handling and storage; first aid; personal protective equipment; spills; furniture industry; determination in air; medical supervision; exposure tests; safety guides; carcinogens
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aldehydes
Exposure evaluation