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Formaldehyde — activities it is involved in, substitution and other prevention measures

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Formaldehyde — activities it is involved in, substitution and other prevention measures
  • France
Provider: 
Carsat Rhône-Alpes
Available in languages: 
French
Description: 

The leaflet provides information about formaldehyde in working environments. It describes occupational uses of formaldehyde, its health risks and prevention measures, including substitution.

Sector / Industry covered: 
Manufacture of textiles
Manufacture of leather and related products
Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
Manufacture of paper and paper products
Manufacture of paints, varnishes and similar coatings, printing ink and mastics
Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
Manufacture of basic metals
Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
WATER SUPPLY; SEWERAGE, WASTE MANAGEMENT AND REMEDIATION ACTIVITIES
CONSTRUCTION
HUMAN HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Tasks covered: 
Cleaning or Disinfecting
Construction
Contact with Humans or Animals
Dyeing or Tanning
Handling Chemicals
Heating or Machining Plastics/Rubber
Heating, Machining, or Welding Metal
Manufacturing
Medical and Dental Services
Smelting and Casting Metal
Woodworking
Biological hazard: 
Not applicable
Hazard - physical state: 
Gases
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Irritants
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance description
Substance description: 

formaldehyde

CAS Number: 
50-00-0
EC number: 
200-001-8
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Guidance
Type
Type: 
MS information
Target group: 
Employers
OSH consultant
Safety officers
Workers representatives
Year of publication: 
2007