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Health and safety issues associated with the refrigerant HCFC-123 (R-123)

Description

Alberta Human Services supports using environmentally friendly products, as long as employers ensure that the health and safety of workers using the products is protected. Alberta has adopted an occupational exposure limit (OEL) of 50 ppm for HCFC-123 as listed in Table 2, Schedule 1 of the OHS Code. In summary, although the HCFC-123 refrigerant may be more environmentally friendly than CFC-11, it is more toxic and poses a greater potential health risk to people working with and around it. Both HCFC-123 and CFC 11 refrigerants are nonflammable.

Tags
CFC-11 Chlorofluorocarbons HCFC-123 Hydrofluorocarbons OHS OHS bulletins Occupational Health and Safety chemical hazards refrigerants workplace safety

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Alternative Title

CH043 — Chemical Hazards

Extent

6 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Human Services
Publisher

Human Services

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2013-01-01

Date Added

2016-05-18T16:42:57.980606

Date Modified

2013-01-01

Date Issued

2013-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

Local Identifier

CH043

Usage / Licence

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