Program Overview

Formaldehyde is used in various mixtures (formaldehyde, formalin, and paraformaldehyde) in clinical laboratories, gross anatomy laboratories, DAR laboratories, and the morgue on Emory's campus. Formaldehyde is considered to be a sensitizing agent and a cancer hazard. Emory's Formaldehyde Program was developed to protect Emory University employees, students and visitors from exposure to elevated levels of formaldehyde. The Program includes a written formaldehyde program, labeling, monitoring, and employee training, for any employee exposed to formaldehyde at or above 0.1 ppm.