Exposure to formaldehyde and xylene has been linked to short-term illness such as nausea, headaches and upper respiratory tract irritation. In the long-term, the association between these chemicals and cancer or other diseases makes the consequences of exposure more serious. In fact, they not only endanger employee health, but they can ultimately lead to serious liability issues for your hospital.

The law mandates that an organization must know the environmental levels of both formaldehyde and xylene in its laboratories and must hold them to acceptable limits. Recent changes in federal standards has increased concern about worker safety in several key areas: Gross pathology, histology, cytology, morgue and hemodialysis are a few areas in which new legislation has substantially complicated the hospitals ability to comply. ARTEC is dedicated to keeping you compliant with an ever-expanding maze of new regulations and recommendations.