[Taxacom] formalin PPE

Lovell, Larry LLovell at lacsd.org
Wed Jul 20 10:42:06 CDT 2011

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 to protect mouth/eyes/nose? Safety glasses, eye goggles, and/or full face shield?  How about hands?  Chemical gloves?  Nitrile vs Rubbermaid?  Glove length, wrist vs forearm? Our lab is undergoing a review of our field and lab SOPs and is looking for information on Formalin safe practice standards used in museums and academia.

Larry Lovell

Lawrence L. Lovell
Biologist II
Ocean Monitoring Research Group
County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles
24501 S. Figueroa St.
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-2400  X-5613 office
(310) 952-1065 fax
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