Training provides awareness of the health risk, exposure prevention, signs and symptoms of exposure, and how to report suspected exposures when using of formaldehyde in gas, its solutions, and materials that release formaldehyde.
Who is required to take this training?
University personnel with reasonably anticipated potential exposure to formaldehyde greater than 0.1 ppm
Summary of the requirement
Training must be given at the time of initial assignment, if there is a new exposure, or at least every 12 months. Training includes the regulations, SDS for formaldehyde, purpose of medical evaluations, health hazards, reporting signs or symptoms, PPE, spills, and emergency procedures.
Related policies and regulations
- Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 296-856 Formaldehyde
- Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 296-828 Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories
- UW Administrative Policy Statement APS 10.3 Occupational Safety and Health Programs: General Requirements for WISHA Compliance
- UW Laboratory Safety Manual
- UW Biosafety Manual