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- Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances
- Hazard Communication
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Training is required at least annually for all employees exposed to formaldehyde concentrations of 0.1 ppm or greater. Training increases employees' awareness of specific hazards in their workplace and of the control measures employed. It also assists successful medical surveillance and medical removal programs. These provisions will only be effective if employees know what signs or symptoms are related to the health effects of formaldehyde, if they know how to properly report them to the employer, and if they are periodically encouraged to do so.
- Industrial Hygiene - Formaldehyde Protection Program. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Outlines minimum Occupational Safety and Health Program requirements for providing personnel adequate protection from formaldehyde hazards.