Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from Explosions in Industrial Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Facilities (Revised Edition)

August 2007
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2007-164

Note: This publication supercedes 2000-119

Cover of NIOSH document 2007-164

This Alert informs owners, managers, supervisors, engineers, safety professionals, and workers about the explosions, injuries, and deaths that may occur at industrial industrial ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization facilities and repackaging plants. Steps are recommended for preventing these explosions.

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