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Document ID (ISN)59607
CIS number 93-278
ISBN(s) 0-644-24525-5
Year 1992
Convention or series no. NOHSC: 2008 (1992) NOHSC: 3016 (1992)
Author(s)
Worksafe Australia
Title Safe use of ethylene oxide in sterilisation/fumigation processes
Bibliographic information Australian Government Publishing Service, GPO Box 84, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia, Apr. 1992. vii, 67p. 45 ref.
Internet access http://www.ascc.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/FC8CF74C-01B6-4166-92D2-571FCB53DC79/0/CoP20081992EthyleneOxide.pdf (NOHSC: 2008) [in English]
http://www.ascc.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/E8B51C47-571C-40EA-B19B-321C5D899D2D/0/EthyleneOxideGN.pdf (NOHSC: 3016) [in English]
Abstract This national code of practice addresses the hazards and risks of the use of ethylene oxide for sterilisation and fumigation, and the procedures recommended for its safe handling. It covers the responsibilities of employers and employees, compliance with the exposure standard, control measures, personal protective equipment, emergency procedures, first aid, maintenance, examination and testing of control measures, atmospheric monitoring and health surveillance. The accompanying guidance note covers health effects of ethylene oxide and conditions under which exposure may occur.
Descriptors (primary) disinfection of equipment; fumigation; health hazards; ethylene oxide; Australia
Descriptors (secondary) storage; limitation of exposure; exhaust ventilation; first aid; personal protective equipment; responsibilities; hazard identification; safe working methods; determination in air; medical supervision; directive; respirators
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Ethers
Ethylene oxide