The process of chemically treating the dead human body to reduce the growth of microorganisms, to retard decomposition, and to restore acceptable appearance.
The destruction or inhibition of pathogenic organisms and their products in or on the body. A form of sanitation.
The science of treating the body chemically to temporarily inhibit decomposition.
Family and friends believe this to be the primary purpose.
The care given to the deceased to recreate natural form and color, and to give a life like , natural appearance
Hazard communication standard
Osha regulation that deals with identifying and limiting exposure to occupational hazards, went into effect in may of 1986
reasonably anticipated skin, eyes,mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of an employees duties.
OSHA regulation limiting the amount of occupational exposure to formaldehyde gas
In may of 1988 osha revised this specifically concerning exposure to formaldehyde
Permissible exposure limit (PEL)
Short Term Exposure Limit (STEL)
Action Level (AL)
-The maximum legal limits established by osha for regulated substances
-0.75ppm over an 8 hr time weighted average
Legal limits established by osha to which workers can be exposed continuously for a short period of time without damage or injury
-2ppm over a 15 min exposure, should not be repeated more than 4 times per workday
-A method of expressing low concentrations of chemicals in the air
-Defined as the number of parts of chemical per million parts of air
An elevation of exposures that is time weighted over an established period of time
Allows exposure levels to be averaged generally over an eight hour time period. If this limit is exceeded, employers must take proper steps to reduce employee exposure
This level is established to ensure adequate protection of employees at exposures below the OSHA limits,but to minimize the compliance burdens for employers whos employees have exposures below the 8hr limits
0.5ppm over the 8 hour TWA,this is the level at which monitoring id required
Required to identify all employees who are exposed above the action level or the STEL to accurately determine exposure of each employee
Required if levels are above the action level every 6 months, if levels are above the STEL, then every year
Employee must be annually offered a medical disease questionaire for a physicians review
-ingestion, causes throat irritation, highly poisonous and will cause death
inhalation,irritates upper respiratory tract w/inflammation to the nose,throat,lungs
-Skin, Causes drying,cracking and dermititus
-Potential cancer in the human lung,nasopharynx,nasal passages
-Toxicity may result in respiratory impairment such as asthema and bronchitis
- Mutageninicty-genotoxic, shows properties of mutation