The hospital EH&S Office monitors employees with a potential of formaldehyde exposure as required by HS 8211, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine S37 or as needed.
Laboratory employees also complete a formaldehyde safety training to know how to safely work with formaldehyde in the laboratory.
According to HS 8207, Code Orange is defined as a Hazardous Material incident in the area involving a release of a known or suspected hazardous substance. A code orange is activated based on the known and unknown factors of the spill, including but not limited to the volume, toxicity, flammability and reactivity of the material spilled. Considerations in this activation also include the specific location where the material is spilled and persons affected in the area. EH&S performs quarterly drills and provides training to UCLA personnel in how to respond and manage chemical spills. If you would like to schedule Code Orange training, please contact the EH&S department by submitting an EHS Service Request.