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Health hazard evaluation report: HHE-80-226-761, Sundstrand Data Control, Redmond, Washington.

Authors
Apol-AG; Murray-W; Parr-W
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 80-226-761, 1980 Oct; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
00108706
Abstract
Exposure to harmful radiation was investigated at Sunstrand Data Control (SIC-3679) in Redmond, Washington, on July 24, 1980, in response to a request from the company management. Electric and magnetic radio frequency (RF) emissions from an RF heater used to preheat plastic compounds were measured. Approximately 3 to 5 workers used the RF heater work area. All radiation was below the OSHA permissible exposure of 10 milliwatts per square centimeter. A radiation leak was detected, but was easily repaired by replacement of a bolt in the heater lid. The authors concluded there was no hazard from RF exposure while using the RF heater. They recommend additional copper strip sealing at the leak area, turning off all equipment not in use, and careful maintenance.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-226-761; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Region-10; Radiation-exposure; Nonionizing-radiation; Control-methods; Electromagnetic-fields; Author Keywords: electronic manufacturers; RF radiation
Publication Date
19801001
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-103250
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
HHE-80-226-761
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3679
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WA; OH
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