Consider the following workplace scenarios: Scenario: A worker is an embalming technician at a funeral home.
For the scenario, research and respond to the following questions:
How would you define ionizing and non-ionizing radiation?
What is the most likely chemical that this worker might be inadvertently exposed to during their work?
What is the target organ or organs for this chemical, and what diseases might result from acute or chronic exposure?
What are the OSHA PEL and ACGIH TLVs that would be used for comparing any sampling results that might be obtained?
What are the recommended methods of controlling exposures to the primary chemical compound that you identified for the scenario? You will find the OSHA and CDC-NIOSH websites helpful. Sources used should be 4.