|Document ID (ISN)||59607|
|Convention or series no.
||NOHSC: 2008 (1992)
NOHSC: 3016 (1992)
||Safe use of ethylene oxide in sterilisation/fumigation processes
||Australian Government Publishing Service, GPO Box 84, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia, Apr. 1992. vii, 67p. 45 ref.
||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]
||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.
||disinfection of equipment; fumigation; health hazards; ethylene oxide; Australia
||storage; limitation of exposure; exhaust ventilation; first aid; personal protective equipment; responsibilities; hazard identification; safe working methods; determination in air; medical supervision; directive; respirators
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)