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Cidex and the Use of Glutaraldehyde


If you use Cidex, please take the following steps to ensure that it is used safety:


1.  Notify EH&S that you are using Cidex.  EH&S will perform employee exposure 
     monitoring to check airborne concentrations.

2.  Review the online training and take the online quiz for credit.  The online training 
     explains the health hazards, container labeling, required personal protective  
     equipment, disposal and other information for safe Cidex use.

3.  Download the Cidex lab safety plan and place it in your safety manual or standard 
     operating procedures book for staff to refer to when using Cidex.

4.  Change your Cidex solution as appropriate (14 to 28 days) and always perform the 
     efficacy checks to determine that the solution is still active.


Nitrous Oxide


If you use Nitrous Oxide, please take the following steps to ensure that it is used safely:


1.  Notify EH&S that you are using Nitrous Oxide.  EH&S will perform employee exposure 
     monitoring to check airborne concentrations.

2.  Review the online training and take the online quiz for credit.  The online training 
     explains the health hazards, container labeling, required personal protective  
     equipment, disposal and other information for safe Nitrous Oxide use.

3.  When your completed quiz form is sent to EH&S and you have at least 80% correct, 
     training credit will be confirmed in OneStop.  Please allow one week for processing.

4.  Download the Nitrous Oxide lab safety plan and place it in your safety manual or 
     standard operating procedures book for staff to refer to when using Nitrous Oxide.


Formaldehyde


If you use Formaldehyde, please take the following steps to ensure that it is used safely:


1.  Notify EH&S that you are using Formaldehyde.  EH&S will perform employee 
     exposure monitoring to check airborne concentrations.

2.  In order to get training credit for this segment, register at the ECU OneStop under 
     University Training.  When your completed quiz form is sent to EH&S and you have 
     at least 80% correct, training credit will be confirmed in OneStop.  Please allow one 
     week for processing.

3.  Review the online training and take the online quiz for credit.  The online training 
     explains the health hazards, container labeling, required personal protective  
     equipment, disposal and other information for safe Formaldehyde use.

4.  Download the Formaldehyde lab safety plan and place it in your safety manual or 
     standard operating procedures book for staff to refer to when using Formaldehyde.


Please contact EH&S with any questions at 328-6166.

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