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Preliminary Control Technology Survey On Western Electric Company, Reading, Pennsylvania, Report No. CT-115-27a.

Authors
Smith-RK; Rose-SG; Ungers-LG
Source
NIOSH 1984 Jul:22 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00135187
Abstract
A survey of control technology at Western Electric Company (SIC- 3674), Reading, Pennsylvania was conducted on January 18, 1982. The primary engineering control was the general ventilation system. Air was conditioned for temperature and humidity before entering the facility. Intake air was cleaned of particulates and blended with recirculated air. Fresh makeup air constituted approximately 20 percent of the total air flow. The ventilation system was monitored periodically to check face velocities and duct flow rates. A hydrogen (1333740) monitor was checked for explosive gas concentrations in areas where hydrogen was used. Industrial hygiene monitoring was conducted periodically for particulates, toxic gases, radiation, and noise. Preplacement and periodic medical examinations were provided. Biological monitoring including chest X- rays, audiometric testing, vision, pulmonary function, renal, and hepatic function tests, and blood and urine analyses were conducted. Personal protective equipment included latex gloves, chemical resistant aprons, safety glasses, and protective suits. The authors conclude that the facility has a well controlled work environment.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Control-technology; CT-115-27a; Field-Study; Electronics-industry; Industrial-chemicals; Explosive-gases; Industrial-ventilation; Ventilation-systems; Occupational-health-programs; Industrial-hygiene-programs; Personal-protective-equipment; Region-3;
CAS No.
1333-74-0;
Publication Date
19840703
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB85-103778
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
CT-115-27a
NIOSH Division
DPSE;
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
SIC Code
3674;
Source Name
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. CT-115-27a, 22 pages
State
PA; OH;
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