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HETA, Report No. TA-77-62 Mansfield General Hospital, 335 Glessner Avenue Mansfield, Ohio.

Authors
Evans-W
Source
NIOSH 1977 Oct:12 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00076144
Abstract
A Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance survey was conducted by NIOSH on August 22-25, 1977, at the Mansfield General Hospital(SIC- 8062), Mansfield, Ohio, acting on a request from the management regarding exposures of operating room personnel to waste anesthetic gases. Of the 34 area samples for nitrous-oxide (10024972), 19 exceeded the recommended standard of 25ppm. Nitrous-oxide levels at or below the NIOSH recommended standard were achieved by the use of the ventilator with specially modified exhaust fitting, and the anesthesia circle system with ventilator/isolator. Levels of 50-220 ppm occurred with makeshift scavenging systems in use as designed by anesthesiologists. Personal samples for halothane (151677) ranged from 0.6 to 4.6ppm. Recommendations are made to modify the equipment as necessary, and to make routine maintenance checks for leaks.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-77-62; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-5; Toxicology; Occupational-health; Air-quality-measurement; Health-care-facilities; Industrial-hygiene; Medical-personnel; Halogenated-hydrocarbons; Fluorinated-hydrocarbons; Nitrogen-oxides; Air-contamination; Ventilation-systems;
CAS No.
10024-97-2; 151-67-7;
Publication Date
19771001
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB-278971
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
TA-77-62
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
8062;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation Services Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. TA-77-62, 12 pages, 10 references
State
OH;
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