Survey

Survey Questions for Peracetic Acid and Hydrogen Peroxide Value Chain

The Aseptic and Antimicrobial Processing and Packaging Association (AAPPA) requests your organization’s input on potential areas of concern for workers’ aseptic and antimicrobial processing facilities. By providing responses to the survey questions below, you will help the AAPPA identify what worker safety issues are of primary concern to the industry. While encouraged to do so, respondents do not need to answer each question. All information provided will be used to prioritize AAPPA projects and programs.

B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), the management company for AAPPA, will collect and compile responses generically. Company names will not be affiliated with the responses, or to the summary information.


What is the purpose of your facility’s use of peracetic acid (PAA) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)?


PAA H202
Instrument Disinfection
Aseptic Processing
Aseptic Packaging
Antimicrobial Processing
Other (please describe)


Have your workers expressed concerns or had questions related to potential health effects from exposure to peracetic acid or hydrogen peroxide as part of the typical use of peracetic acid in your facility?

PAA:Yes No — H2O2:Yes No

Have your workers expressed concerns or had questions related to potential health effects from exposure to peracetic acid or hydrogen peroxide as part of workplace spills or clean-ups?

PAA:Yes No — H2O2:Yes No

Have your workers expressed concerns or had questions related to potential health effects from exposure to peracetic acid or hydrogen peroxide as part of equipment cleaning?

PAA:Yes No — H2O2:Yes No

Have your workers expressed concerns or had questions related to potential health effects from exposure to peracetic acid or hydrogen peroxide as part of workplace spills or clean-ups?

PAA:Yes No — H2O2:Yes No

Have your workers expressed concerns or had questions related to best practices for peracetic acid or hydrogen peroxide workplace spills or clean-ups?

PAA:Yes No — H2O2:Yes No

If you answered yes to any of the three questions above, what specific effects are they concerned with?


PAA H202
None specified
Skin Irritation
Eye Irritation
Respiratory System Irritation
Lung Damage
Occupational Asthma
Other (please describe)


Does your facility rely on a threshold exposure limit for peracetic acid? If so, what is the value? Is that limit set by an outside body (e.g., ACGIH, EPA)? If so, please identify.

Does you facility use a monitor or other alert system to measure workplace exposures to peracetic acid or hydrogen peroxide?

Does your facility have a method to assess reductions in concentrations of PAA or H2O2 in the workplace? If so, what method was used?

Does your facility provide worker training on aseptic processing/packaging? If so, is the training in-house or provided by an external body?

What improvements would you like to see in worker education and training related to aseptic processing/packaging and/or the use of PAA/H2O2?

What other chemicals in your production process are you concerned about from an occupational safety perspective that you would like AAPPA to address?