Internationally, over 46 billion pounds of formaldehyde are produced each year. As a medical preservative and sterilizing agent, formaldehyde is recognized as one of the most common toxic elements found in industry. It has become a leading cause of workplace illness, and the risk of exposure is more prevalent than ever before.
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
Recognize the hazards of formaldehyde
Identify how workers can be exposed
Describe the health effects of formaldehyde
Identify the exposure controls for protecting against formaldehyde hazards
Identify how to respond to a formaldehyde spill or release