Funeral Home Workers
ACS monitoring badge is the most cost effective monitoring solution for funeral home workers who work in environments where there is an occupational risk of exposure to Formaldehyde or Glutaraldehyde.
- Same badge for 15 minute (STEL) or 8 hour sampling (TWA).
- All inclusive Price for Badge, Analysis and Report
- Report by Phone, Fax or email � Original report by mail.
- Meets OSHA and NIOSH Accuracy Requirements.
- Validated Analytical Methods
- AIHA-LAP, LLC and New York ELAP Accredited Laboratory-Fully Reviewed QA/QC Procedures
- ACS Vapor Monitors have been used for 30 years in US and many foreign countries.
Recommendations for Personal Exposure Monitoring During Embalming
A monitoring badge should be worn for the full time in the preparation room. The result will be compared to the OSHA permissible exposure limit (PEL = 0.75 ppm) At least one monitoring badge should be worn for a 15 minute period. This result is compared to the OSHA short-term Exposure limit (STEL = 2.0 ppm)
The best time to measure the STEL is the during 15 minute periods when the most fluid is used. This is usually during cavity filling or arterial injection. It is best to test for at least two 15 minute periods to get more comprehensive results for personal exposure.
This company has done many thousands of formaldehyde exposure tests. Some typical measurements during embalming are summarized in the Table below
|Range (ppm)||Average (ppm)|
|Overall Embalming Procedure||0.01 to 5.6||0.40|
|Arterial Injection (15 minute test)||<0.3 to >10||1.3|
|Cavity Injection (15 minute test)||<0.3 to >10||1.8|
|Mixing Chemicals & Other Functions (15 minute test)||<0.3 to >10||1.3|
A monitoring program should be developed to monitor workers who are routinely exposed to formaldehyde.
The general OSHA protocol for personal exposure monitoring is to do two tests more than one week apart. If both results are low, then periodic testing should be done at intervals no more than one year apart. In a one-year period each person who is exposed to the chemical as a regular part of their job should be tested.