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On March 26, 2020, according to Decree 159-2020 published on March 11, 2020 in the Gazette officielle du Québec, the Regulation respecting occupational health and safety (RSST, RLRQ, c. S-2.1, r. 13) is amended in Appendix 1. These regulatory changes have not yet been incorporated into the current Substance Data Sheets of the Sampling Guide for Air Contaminants in the Workplace. An update is currently underway and will be available as soon as possible. Consequently, the information contained in the data sheets of substances modified or added in Decree 159-2020 is probably inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact our client service: [email protected] for further information.


French name in the regulation: Glutaraldéhyde
CAS : 111-30-8
Synonyms: Glutardialdehyde, Glutaric dialdehyde, 1,5-Pentanedial, 1,5-Pentanedione, Sonacide

Exposure Standards in RROHS regulation

Permissible exposure values (PEV)
ppm mg/m3 f/cc Notes
TWAEV - - - -
STEV - - - -
Ceiling 0,1 0,41 - -
Simple asphyxiant Percutaneous
Minimum exposure Sensitizer
Prohibited use Prohibited recirculation

TWA adjustment for unusual work schedules

1A : No adjustment

CNESST – Toxicological Index Service

Consult REPTOX file: Glutaraldehyde



Recommended method by the IRSST:
Method: NIOSH - 2532
Sampling device: Traited silica gel 300/150 mg
Flow rate: 0.05-0.5 L/min
TWA sampling volume: 30 L
STEL sampling volume: -
Remarks: This substance is not analyzed by our laboratories. It might be possible that the analysis be performed by another laboratory. Please contact the IRSST before sampling.
Principle: High performance liquid chromatography with UV detection (HPLC-UV)
NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods, 4th ed., Method 2532 : Glutaraldehyde, 1994.