|Document ID (ISN)||63423|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1047-322X - Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Elias J.D., Wylie D.N., Yassi A., Tran N.
||Eliminating worker exposure to ethylene oxide from hospital sterilizers - An evaluation of cost and effectiveness of an isolation system
||Aug. 1993, Vol.8, No.8, p.687-692. 14 ref.
||Potential sources of worker exposure to ethylene oxide from hospital sterilizers were investigated at a large tertiary health care facility and a number of cost-effective control measures were recommended and implemented. These included use of alternative sterilization methods, isolation of sterilizers from other work areas, local and general ventilation and development of a procedural manual for personnel training. Subsequent air monitoring revealed a significant reduction in ethylene oxide levels. The cost and effectiveness of the system are evaluated.
||disinfection of equipment; ethylene oxide; hospitals; implementation of control measures; safety and health engineering
||cost of safety; restricted areas; ventilation; safety training in industry; substitution; determination in air; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services