- To minimize employee exposure to ethylene oxide gas by evaluating work procedures and engineering controls.
- To format monitoring results to satisfy the requirements and recommendations set forth by OSHA, Department of Labor, NIOSH, JCAHO, and insurance companies that offer liability coverage.
- To utilize testing results as a basis for making appropriate recommendations aimed at reducing employee exposure.
This management program helps follow the guidelines of OSHA standard publication number, (29 CFR 1910.1047, 29 CFR 1910.134 [b], [d], [e] and [f]), and test the effectiveness of systems designed to reduce employee exposure to ethylene oxide. Trace gas contamination is usually the result of five main factors:
- Improper ventilation
- Tank / Line / Chamber leakage
- Improper work practices
- Exhaust system malfunction
- Improper aeration