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HETA Report No. TA-77-59, St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Burroughs-GE
Source
NIOSH 1977 Dec:12 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00115992
Abstract
Environmental and personal air samples were analyzed for nitrous- oxide (10024972) and halogenated anesthetic at St. Luke's Hospital (SIC-8062), in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on September 27 to 29, 1977. The evaluation was requested by management on behalf of an unspecified number of workers in the unspecified number of workers in the operating and recovery room areas. Anesthesiologists were exposed to an average of 100 parts per million (ppm) of nitrous- oxide and 3.8ppm of halogenated anesthetic. Nurses were exposed to an average of 1.4ppm halogenated anesthetic. The NIOSH recommended standard for nitrous-oxide and halogenated anesthetic is 25 and from nitrous-oxide and halogenated anesthetic exists at this hospital. He recommends the use of scavenging equipment, regular maintenance of anesthetic equipment, and personal hygiene practices.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; TA-77-59; Hazards-Confirmed; Air-sampling; Health-surveys; Anesthetics; Region-3; Health-care-facilities; Medical-personnel;
CAS No.
10024-97-2;
Publication Date
19771201
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-179839
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
TA-77-59
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
8062;
Source Name
NIOSH, Center for Disease Control, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 12 pages, 22 references
State
PA;
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