Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

HHE report no. HETA-80-177-1166, Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs, Connecticut.

Authors
McManus-KP; Baker-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 80-177-1166, 1982 Aug; :1-13
NIOSHTIC No.
00129885
Abstract
Possible health hazards associated with exposure to volatile amines used in the boiler system at Johnson Memorial Hospital (SIC-8062), Stafford Springs, Connecticut were evaluated. An employee representative requested the study which was performed throughout the period of July, 1980 to March, 1982. Over this 5 year period, employees had complained of such symptoms as eye irritation, itchy skin, headache, and upper respiratory irritation. The NIOSH evaluation was designed to sample for nitrogen containing compounds. Initially, hydrazine (302012) was found in the hospital air. Neither ozone, carbon-monoxide, nitrogen-oxides, ammonia, sulfur- dioxide, acetic-acid nor dimethyl-acetamide were found. When the hospital wing was reoccupied, employees reported no adverse health effects. The authors conclude that they were unable to positively identify any single causative agent for employee complaints. The presence of hydrazine could account for employee complaints. They recommend regular inspection of the ventilation system, (at monthly intervals), and repair of the rubber diaphragms that control the system.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Ventilation; Irritants; Medical-personnel; Worker-health; HETA-80-177-1166; Region-1; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: indoor air pollution; hospital; hydrazine; humidification; boiler treatment
CAS No.
302-01-2
Publication Date
19820801
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-149186
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-80-177-1166
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
8062
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CT; OH
TOP