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Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Waste Anesthetic Gases and Vapors

March 1977
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 77-140

This Criteria Document is contained in PDF files, for ease of handling. The following table of contents allows you to open or download the files containing the sections of the document you want to see.

Table of Contents

Content Document
Preface 77-140A.PDF (24 pages, 1,046K)
NIOSH Review Committee
Review Consultants
I. Recommendations for a Waste Anesthetic Gases and Vapors Standard
II. Introduction
III. Biologic Effects of Exposure 77-140B.PDF (62 pages, 2,150K)
IV. Environmental Data and Biologic Evaluation of Exposure 77-140C.PDF (25 pages, 891K)
V. Development of Standard 77-140D.PDF (23 pages, 764K)
VI. Engineering Controls and Work Practices
VII. Research Needs 77-140E.PDF (21 pages, 813K)
VIII. References
IX. Appendix I – Leak Test Procedures for Anesthetic Equipment
X. Appendix II – Sampling Procedures for Collection of Anesthetic Gases 77-140F.PDF (20 pages, 483K)
XI. Appendix III – Analytical Procedure for Determination of Halothane by Gas Chromatography
XII. Appendix IV – Analytical Procedure for Determination of Anesthetic Gases by Infrared Spectrophotometry
XIII. Tables and Figures 77-140G.PDF (30 pages, 556K)