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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.

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.

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.

  • Formaldehyde

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.

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]

Related Resources

ATSDR's Medical Management Guidelines (MMGs): Formaldehyde

Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry - ToxFAQs: Formaldehyde

Toxicological Profile for Fomaldehyde (ATSDR)

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Formaldehyde

OSHA Fact Sheet: Formaldehyde [PDF - 42.5 KB]

OSHA Formaldehyde: 1910.1048

OSHA Hazard Alert: Hair Smoothing Products That Could Release Formaldehyde

New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets: Formaldehyde [PDF - 75.1 KB]

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: Formaldehyde

Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) (EPA): Formaldehyde

EPA (Air Toxics): Formaldehyde

Sources of Indoor Air Pollution - Formaldehyde (EPA)

NLM (Hazardous Substance Data Bank): Formaldehyde

NLM (Haz-Map): Formaldehyde

NLM (Haz-Map): Formalin

NLM (Household Products Database): Formaldehyde

NTP Report on Carcinogens (Twelfth Edition): Formaldehyde

IARC Monograph (Vol. 88): Formaldehyde

IARC Monograph (Vol. 62): Wood Dust and Formaldehyde

FEMA Trailer Study (CDC): Formaldehyde

European Chemical Substance Information System (ESIS): Formaldehyde

WHO (HSG 57): Formaldehyde

WHO (Environmental Health Criteria 89): Formaldehyde

WHO (CICADS 40): Formaldehyde

INCHEM (Screening Information Data Set-SIDS): Formaldehyde