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


March 1977
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 77-140

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Content Document
Preface 77-140A.PDF (24 pages, 1,046K)pdf icon
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)pdf icon
IV. Environmental Data and Biologic Evaluation of Exposure 77-140C.PDF (25 pages, 891K)pdf icon
V. Development of Standard 77-140D.PDF (23 pages, 764K)pdf icon
VI. Engineering Controls and Work Practices
VII. Research Needs 77-140E.PDF (21 pages, 813K)pdf icon
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)pdf icon
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)pdf icon

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