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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-004-975, Weatherking Products, Inc., East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

Authors
Parr-WH; Staub-WE
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 81-004-975, 1981 Oct; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
00119724
Abstract
Workers exposures to radiofrequency (RF) radiation were surveyed on January 14, 1981 at Weatherking Products, Incorporated (SIC-3079) in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. The evaluation was requested by the Rhode Island Department of Health, Division of Occupational Health and Radiation Control, on behalf of an unspecified number of workers. Electric and magnetic field strengths were measured at worker positions near the RF heat sealers. Electric and magnetic field strengths ranged up to 4280 square volts per square meter (V2/M2) and up to 0.9 square amperes per square meter (A2/M2), respectively; corresponding OSHA standards are 40,000 V2/M2 and strength. The authors recommend the installation of shielding and use of physical barriers.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; HETA-81-004-975; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Confirmed; Region-1; Radiation-exposure; Workplace-studies; Radiation-shielding; Industrial-equipment; Quantitative-analysis; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: Fabricated Plastic; heat sealers; nonionizing radiation; radiofrequency
Publication Date
19811001
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-161299
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-81-004-975
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3079
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
RI; OH
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