Glutaraldehyde is a colorless, oily liquid with a pungent odor. It is used as a cold sterilant in hospitals in a limited number of applications, rather than only as a general disinfectant.

This course describes how healthcare workers can be exposed to glutaraldehyde, as well as providing methods and work practices to prevent or reduce exposure to this chemical.

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Modules: 1
Hours: 0.5
Sectors: Healthcare


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  • Key Topics

    • Glutaraldehyde Hazards
    • Exposure Methods
    • Health Effects
    • Hierarchy of Controls
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Administrative Work Practice Controls
    • Local Exhaust Ventilation
    • Automated Disinfection
    • Transportation and Storage
    • Use and Handling Procedures
    • Employee Training
  • Target Audience

    • Employee