NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-149
Exposure limits, Respirator Recommendations, First Aid, more...
The Pocket Guide is a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes found in the work environment. Key data provided for each chemical/substance includes name (including synonyms/trade names), structure/formula, CAS/RTECS Numbers, DOT ID, conversion factors, exposure limits, IDLH, chemical and physical properties, measurement methods, personal protection, respirator recommendations, symptoms, and first aid.
- Formaldehyde (CAS No. 50-00-0)
An ICSC summarizes essential health and safety information on chemicals for their use at the "shop floor" level by workers and employers in factories, agriculture, construction and other work places.
- Formaldehyde (Methanal, Methyl aldehyde, methylene oxide)
- Formaldehyde (37% solution, methanol free) [Methanal, Formalin]
Documentation for Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health Concentrations (IDLH)
The IDLH documents the criteria and information sources that have been used by NIOSH to determine immediately dangerous to life or health concentrations.
NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM)
NMAM is a collection of methods for sampling and analysis of contaminants in workplace air, and in the blood and urine of workers who are occupationally exposed.
- Formaldehyde (No. 2016) [PDF - 176 KB]
- Formaldehyde (No. 2541) [PDF - 30 KB]
- Formaldehyde (No. 3500) [PDF - 31 KB]
- Aldehydes, screening (No. 2539) [PDF - 255 KB]
- Formaldehyde on dust (No. 5700) [PDF - 31 KB]
NIOSH Worker Notification Program
NIOSH conducts research to prevent illnesses and injuries in the workplace. The NIOSH Worker Notification Program notifies workers and other stakeholders about the findings of these research studies.
NIOSH Hazard Control No.26: Controlling Formaldehyde Exposures During Embalming
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 98-149 (1998)
NIOSH engineers designed and evaluated a local exhaust ventilation [LEV] system that effectively reduces embalmer's exposure to formaldehyde below the OSHA permissible limit of 0.75 ppm.
Current Intelligence Bulletin 34: Formaldehyde: Evidence of Carcinogenicity
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 81-111 (1981, updated 1997)
Presents information about formaldehyde as well as recommendation to treat formaldehyde as a carcinogen.
NIOSH Criteria Documents: Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Formaldehyde
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-126 (1976)
Contains a standard for mitigation of exposure to formaldehyde to prevent adverse effects over a working lifetime.
Occupational Safety and Health Guideline for Formaldehyde [PDF - 42.5 KB]
OSHA Fact Sheet: Formaldehyde [PDF - 42.5 KB]
New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets: Formaldehyde [PDF - 75.1 KB]
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