Overview

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:

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