[Taxacom] Formalin SOPs and PPE

Larry Lovell mr_science at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 14 16:27:21 CDT 2011

 Hi all,
Since Formalin has now been reclassified as a known human carcinogen, are those who use it rethinking and rewriting PPE SOP's for its use in closed areas and open outdoor areas?  What personal protection equipment is considered safe for mouth/eyes/nose?  Safety glasses, eye goggles, and/or full face shield?  How about hands?  Chemical gloves?  Glove length, wrist vs forearm length?  Our lab is undergoing a review of our field and lab SOPs and is looking for information on Formalin safety practice standards in museums and academia.
Larry Lovell
County Sanitation Districts Los Angeles County

llovell at lacsd.org 		 	   		  

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