This manual has been developed for use by producers and industrial users of ethylene oxide. The purpose of this product stewardship document is to provide the reader with a better understanding of how ethylene oxide is used to produce products that play important roles in our lives. It is also our intent to address the health, safety and environmental aspects associated with manufacturing, distributing, using and disposing of ethylene oxide and the bulk of the material presented emphasizes these topics.
This information is provided as a resource in the development of producers’ and users’ design, operation, maintenance, training and emergency response practices. References to applicable regulations, industry practices are made in tables and text. Contact your supplier for further information as necessary.