NIOSH Docket Number 159
Studies have indicated an association between occupational exposure to airborne gluteraldehyde and adverse health effects which include eye and upper respiratory tract irritation, sensitization, and occupational asthma. Reviewers were provided video presentations of common uses of gluteraldehyde, a highly effective sterilant of medical equipment, with narration to describe engineering controls and best work practices to limit occupational exposures to airborne gluteraldehyde. The produced DVD is intended to provide educational material to healthcare personnel in consise modules via an easily accessible format.
Control Guidance Sheet 403 – Manual Instrument Reprocessing; 2/1/09 [PDF - 1,699 KB]
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- Page last updated: July 6, 2010
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- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division