By Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The aim of this 2007 information record is to aid employers know how to observe the standard of the air in places of work the place ethylene oxide (EtO) is processed, used, or dealt with. EtO is used commonly via hospitals and different industries as a sterilizing agent. Air tracking is a crucial task which can aid alert employers whilst harmful degrees of EtO are found in the air on the way to take steps to lessen worker publicity. EtO can be utilized extra correctly if acceptable precautions are taken and if apparatus is satisfactorily designed and maintained. This rfile clarifies the differing kinds of EtO publicity tracking, lists and explains the publicity degrees utilized by OSHA, stories the publicity tracking specifications in OSHA’s EtO ideas, and descriptions the tracking judgements that the agency must make whilst staff paintings in components the place EtO is current.
Content:
• entrance subject
• desk of Contents
• 1. function
• 2. historical past
• three. OSHA Requirement for Air tracking
four. Clarifying the different sorts of publicity tracking
• five. The OSHA publicity degrees
6. tracking specifications
• 7. tools of Detecting Emergency EtO Releases
eight. Emergency events
• nine. how one can Get aid with Air tracking
• 10. extra resources of knowledge
• eleven. References
• 12. OSHA counsel
• thirteen. OSHA neighborhood places of work

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OSHA Regional Offices Region I (CT,* ME, MA, NH, RI, VT*) JFK Federal Building, Room E340 Boston, MA 02203 (617) 565-9860 Region VI (AR, LA, NM,* OK, TX) 525 Griffin Street, Room 602 Dallas, TX 75202 (214) 767-4731 or 4736 x224 Region II (NJ,* NY,* PR,* VI*) 201 Varick Street, Room 670 New York, NY 10014 (212) 337-2378 Region VII (IA,* KS, MO, NE) City Center Square 1100 Main Street, Suite 800 Kansas City, MO 64105 (816) 426-5861 Region III (DE, DC, MD,* PA, VA,* WV) The Curtis Center 170 S. Independence Mall West Suite 740 West Philadelphia, PA 19106-3309 (215) 861-4900 Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT,* WY*) 1999 Broadway, Suite 1690 PO Box 46550 Denver, CO 80202-5716 (720) 264-6550 Region IV (AL, FL, GA, KY,* MS, NC,* SC,* TN*) 61 Forsyth Street, SW Room 6T50 Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 562-2300 Region IX (American Samoa, AZ,* CA,* HI,* NV,* Northern Mariana Islands) 71 Stevenson Street, Room 420 San Francisco, CA 94105 (415) 975-4310 Region V (IL, IN,* MI,* MN,* OH, WI) 230 South Dearborn Street Room 3244 Chicago, IL 60604 (312) 353-2220 Region X (AK,* ID, OR,* WA*) 1111 Third Avenue, Suite 715 Seattle, WA 98101-3212 (206) 553-5930 * These states and territories operate their own OSHA-approved job safety and health programs (Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and the Virgin Islands plans cover public employees only).

Independence Mall West Suite 740 West Philadelphia, PA 19106-3309 (215) 861-4900 Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT,* WY*) 1999 Broadway, Suite 1690 PO Box 46550 Denver, CO 80202-5716 (720) 264-6550 Region IV (AL, FL, GA, KY,* MS, NC,* SC,* TN*) 61 Forsyth Street, SW Room 6T50 Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 562-2300 Region IX (American Samoa, AZ,* CA,* HI,* NV,* Northern Mariana Islands) 71 Stevenson Street, Room 420 San Francisco, CA 94105 (415) 975-4310 Region V (IL, IN,* MI,* MN,* OH, WI) 230 South Dearborn Street Room 3244 Chicago, IL 60604 (312) 353-2220 Region X (AK,* ID, OR,* WA*) 1111 Third Avenue, Suite 715 Seattle, WA 98101-3212 (206) 553-5930 * These states and territories operate their own OSHA-approved job safety and health programs (Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and the Virgin Islands plans cover public employees only).

States with approved programs must have standards that are identical to, or at least as effective as, the Federal standards. gov or call us at 1-800-321-OSHA.

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