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HHE Determination, Report No. HE 78-70-528, Hospital Medical Corporation, Littleton, Colorado, September, 1978.

Authors
Ruhe-RL
Source
NIOSH 1978 Sep:17 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00101005
Abstract
Personal and general air samples were taken on May 23 and 24, 1978 at Hospital Medical Corporation (SIC-8069) in Littleton, Colorado to determine employee exposure to toxic concentrations of toluene (108883), methylene chloride (75092), xylene (1330207), acetone (67641), 1,1,1-trichloroethylene (79016), methyl ethyl ketone (78933), vinyl chloride (75014), ethylene oxide (75218), methylene bisphenyl isocyanate (101688) (MDI), oil mist, lead (7439921) (Pb), and tin (7440315). The evaluation was requested by the management on behalf of about 100 affected employees. All sample measurements were below OSHA recommended standards. The authors conclude that a health hazard did not exist at the time of the survey. They recommend that workers should not inhale vapors coming from the sterilization unit; entrance to the ethylene oxide area should be restricted; employees should be educated about the hazards associated with the production process materials; and good work practices and first aid should be taught.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-78-70-528; Hazard-unconfirmed; Region-8; Solvents; Oil-mists; Soldering-alloys; Air-contamination; Pulmonary-function; Industrial-equipment; Carcinogens; Air-sampling; Education;
CAS No.
108-88-3; 75-09-2; 1330-20-7; 67-64-1; 79-01-6; 78-93-3; 75-01-4; 75-21-8; 101-68-8; 7439-92-1; 7440-31-5;
Publication Date
19780901
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-143695
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-78-70-528
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
8069;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, NIOSH, 17 pages, 13 references
State
CO; OH;
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