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Hydrogen Peroxide Risks vs Ethylene Oxide Risks

2020-10-13 14:54:04 In ChemDAQ Blog
We will provide an important comparison between H202 & ETO sterilant chemicals and outline how they can be used safely with appropriate training, tools, and equipment.

Knowledge Is Safety

2020-10-08 13:54:47 In ChemDAQ Blog
Risks, Myths, and Uses of common used chemicals in SPD. This continuing education program is worth 3 CE credits for IAHCSMM and CBSPD.

Paying Attention to Peracetic Acid

2020-07-28 13:25:07 In ChemDAQ Blog
Any time you work around a particular chemical, you owe it to yourself and the government requires your company to provide proper education, training, and equipment to use that chemical safely.

What every Hospital Sterile Processing Manager should know...

2019-06-25 15:00:38 In ChemDAQ Blog
With an increase of women working through pregnancy, the potential impact of workplace chemical exposures on reproduction and development is an increasing concern.

Are Bleaching Chemicals Harmful?

2019-01-10 19:54:36 In ChemDAQ Blog
The most commonly used bleaching agent within the textile industry (especially cotton) is Hydrogen Peroxide, but is there are a number of health risks users should be aware of when using Hydrogen Peroxide.

Ethylene Oxide Can Be Used Safely

2019-01-28 19:01:38 In ChemDAQ Blog
Ethylene oxide (EtO) has been used for sterilizing medical devices since the 1950s because it sets the gold standard for sterilization that other chemical sterilization methods such as using hydrogen peroxide can only aspire to

The Myths of Sterilant Gas Safety Exposed

2019-06-25 14:18:41 In ChemDAQ Blog
Sterilization is vital in healthcare and the majority of medical supplies, chemical sterilants are the main methods used for those medical devices and supplies which are heat/moisture sensitive. Click here for commonly perceived myths that the Sterilization Department should be aware of.

Just What is a Part Per Million of Sterilant Gas?

2010-06-10 20:15:48 In ChemDAQ Blog
It is difficult to understand just what a part per million really is. So to make it a little easier to comprehend, we’ve come up with a few analogies.

Is Hydrogen Peroxide less hazardous than Ethylene Oxide?

2010-08-02 20:15:48 In ChemDAQ Blog
Many people are switching from Ethylene Oxide to Hydrogen Peroxide, believe the later is safer. However, both chemicals are extremely dangerous and should be monitored to promote worker safety.

Where did the OSHA PEL for H2O2 Come From?

2010-08-18 20:15:48 In ChemDAQ Blog
In 1954, three scientists performed a series of experiments at the Army Chemical Center in Maryland intended to shed more light on the toxicity of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) vapor.

Peracetic Acid Uses, Health Risks & Workplace Guidelines

2011-01-12 21:15:48 In ChemDAQ Blog
The properties of PAA that make it an efficient sterilant and environmentally friendly make it potentially dangerous to any employees exposed to it in the workplace. Unfortunately the health risks to workers from PAA exposure are not known by many employers.

Peracetic Acid Occupational Exposure Levels

2012-02-28 21:15:48 In ChemDAQ Blog
It has been difficult to determine what level of PAA exposure is safe since there is no OSHA permissible exposure limit for PAA and little other guidance. However, CGIH has recently published a notice of intended change to introduce a short term exposure limit (STEL) of 0.2 ppm for PAA.
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