Vinyl chloride (CAS 75-01-4) is a colourless gas that burns easily. It does not occur naturally and must be produced industrially for its commercial uses. It is also produced as a combustion product in tobacco smoke.
Examples of work activities involving vinyl chloride that require special attention when assessing exposure:
- production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
- the cleaning of any equipment used in the production process
This guide provides information for those registered medical practitioners engaged by a PCBU to carry out or supervise health monitoring for workers. This guidance should be read in conjunction with the following: