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Protecting employers from formaldehyde exposure
(Editor's note: In a fact sheet, OSHA offers a summary of its formaldehyde standard. This is an excerpt. The complete fact sheet is available at www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_General_Facts/formaldehyde-factsheet.pdf.)
Airborne concentrations of formaldehyde above 0.1 ppm can cause irritation of the respiratory tract. The severity of irritation worsens as concentrations increase.
Some of the key provisions of the OSHA standard require employers do the following: