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Document ID (ISN)64870
CIS number 95-1461
Year 1991
Convention or series no. CSST 501.f RSSL 501.i SBA 501.d
Author(s) Reber E., Jost M., Rüegger M., Liechti B.
Title Use and applications of ethylene oxide in cold sterilization - Prevention of occupational diseases in hospitals
Original title Emploi et applications de l'oxyde d'éthylène dans la stérilisation à froid - Prévention des maladies professionnelles dans les hôpitaux [in French]
Einsatz und Verwendung von Ethylenoxid bei der Kaltsterilisation - Berufskrankheitenverhütung in Spitälern [in German]
Impiego e applicazione dell'ossido di etilene nella sterilizzazione e freddo: Protezione delle malattie professionali negli ospedali [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Schweizerische Unfallversicherungsanstalt, Arbeitssicherheit, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 1991. 52p. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract This manual identifies the risks associated with the use of ethylene oxide or mixtures of ethylene oxide and inert gases for cold sterilization in hospitals and outlines appropriate safety measures. Main contents: definitions; physical properties; chemical and biochemical properties; health hazards and exposure limit values (VLE in Switzerland: 1ppm); safety of the sterilization process; air contamination; measurement methods; results of measurements; other sterilization processes; check-list for sterilization installations using ethylene oxide; legislation and regulations applicable in Switzerland.
Descriptors (primary) disinfection of equipment; Switzerland; hospitals; safety and health engineering; ethylene oxide
Descriptors (secondary) manuals; safety guides; legislation; limitation of exposure
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Ethylene oxide