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Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Survey Report of Germanium Power Devices Corporation, Andover, Massachusetts.

Authors
Pasquini-D
Source
NIOSH 1981 Jun:18 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00122550
Abstract
A survey was conducted at the Germanium Power Devices Corporation (SIC-3674) in Andover, Massachusetts to identify and estimate potential worker exposure to hazardous agents in the semiconductor manufacturing process, specifically germanium transistor fabrication. Six part time and 85 full time workers were employed over two shifts. The facility did not employ an industrial hygienist, industrial nurse, or physician, but at least one employee on each shift was trained in first aid. Neither preemployment nor periodic medical examinations were provided for the workers. The facility offered first aid and safety training to employees and had a functioning safety committee. The company management knew of no medical abnormality in the workers that could be attributed to occupational exposure. Eye strain was the most commonly reported complaint. The author concludes that no serious deficiencies in the facility's safety and health program were noted at the time of the study, but recommends that a routine maintenance program for the general and local ventilation system be developed and implemented.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-1; Electrical-equipment; Health-surveys; Industrial-health-programs; Occupational-medicine; IWS-113-12;
Publication Date
19810601
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-133389
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-113-12
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
3674;
Source Name
Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 18 pages
State
MA; NC; OH;
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