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Engineering And Other Health Hazard Controls In Oral Contraceptive Tablet Making Operations.

Authors
Anastas-MY
Source
NIOSH 1984 Sep:94 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00145199
Abstract
A survey of health hazard controls in oral contraceptive tablet making (SIC-2834) operations was conducted. Four facilities were included in the survey. Engineering controls included using hoods while weighing pure steroids, local and general ventilation, material transfer systems in granulation and tablet forming operations, and using powder feed systems in tablet forming operations. Breathing zone estrogen and progestogen concentrations in granulation operations ranged from 0.15 to 1.04 and from 1.39 to 18.9 micrograms per cubic meter (microg/m3), respectively. Estrogen and progestogen concentrations in tablet forming operations were progestogen concentrations in packaging operations were 0.02 to 0.11 and 0.20 to 0.72microg/m3, respectively. All facilities utilized environmental and medical monitoring. Workers in granulation, tablet forming, and packaging operations were protected from exposure to steroids by respirators, coveralls, gloves, and overshoes. All facilities emphasized personal hygiene (frequent showering and changes of protective clothing). Job rotation was practiced at two facilities and good housekeeping was practiced at all facilities. The author notes that all facilities offer intensive training and education programs in health hazards, safety, and personal protective equipment associated with each job title.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Monitors; Protective-equipment; Lung; Lung-burden; CT-105-4; Inhalants; Respiratory-irritants; Respiratory-protection; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Control-technology;
Publication Date
19840901
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB85-220739
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
CT-105-4
NIOSH Division
DPSE;
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology;
SIC Code
2834;
Source Name
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, 94 pages
State
OH;
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