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This document is for use by the UNC School of Medicine Nephropathology Laboratory and describes allowable levels of Formaldehyde and Xylene vapor concentration, action limits for exposure to Formaldehyde and Xylene, records of Formaldehyde and Xylene monitoring, and how to properly handle Formaldehyde and Xylene.
This policy applies to Industrial, Maintenance, and Construction, and Support Services operations. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines for research laboratories are contained in chapter 5 of the Laboratory Safety Manual. Personal Protective Equipment for Clinic operations are governed by the Exposure Control Plan.
It is the policy of UNC-Chapel Hill Clinical Facilities and UNC Health Care that all employees be protected from overexposure to glutaraldehyde in the course of performing their jobs. If glutaraldehyde exposure is documented by EHS above 0.2 ppm, engineering or administrative controls will be implemented to reduce exposure below the limit. Typical trade names for glutaraldehyde solutions used in UNC-CH Clinical and UNC Health Care facilities are Cidex, Rapicide, and Wavicide.
Lead exposure can be harmful to individuals of all ages. However, lead exposure is especially damaging to children, fetuses, and women of childbearing age. The effects of lead poisoning may occur gradually and imperceptibly, often showing no obvious symptoms.
UNC employees and contractors must be aware of potential hazards associated with accessing campus roofs, and this policy has been developed to assist in mitigating those hazards.
This policy applies to Industrial, Maintenance, and Construction, and Support Services operations. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines for research laboratories are contained in Chapter 5 of the Laboratory Safety Manual. Personal Protective Equipment for Clinic operations are governed by the Exposure Control Plan.
This document provides the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a set of practices and procedures used during a response to a moisture intrusion event. This document also define roles and responsibilities for departments during moisture intrusion events on campus.