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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-114-977, Apollo Manufacturing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Authors
Conover-D
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, HETA 81-114-977, 1981 Oct; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
00119722
Abstract
Workers exposures to radiofrequency (RF) radiation were surveyed on December 8, 1980 at Apollo Manufacturing Company (SIC-3079) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The evaluation was requested by the Michigan Department of Health on behalf of approximately 24 dielectric heat sealer operators. Electric and magnetic field strengths were measured for 12 RF heat sealers. Five of the units exceeded the OSHA RF microwave exposure standard of 10 milliwatts per square centimeter. Four units exceeded the 40,000 square volt per square meter standard for electric field strength, and two exceeded the strength; one of these six units exceeded both standards. The author concludes that workers at this company are exposed to radiation hazard. Recommendations are included for installation of shielding and testing the other heat sealers at the company.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-114-977; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-5; Radiation-exposure; Health-surveys; Work-practices; Radiation-hazards; Microwave-radiation; Workplace-studies; Radiation-shielding; Control-methods; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: heat sealers; RF radiation; microwave radiation; radiofrequency radiation
Publication Date
19811001
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-154666
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
HETA-81-114-977
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3079
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MI; OH
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