Industrywide Studies Report of Walk-Through Survey of the Kendall Company, U.S. 31, W. North, Franklin, Kentucky 42134, Report No. IWS- 67-40.
NIOSH 1986 Jul:26 pages
A walk through study was conducted at The Kendall Company (SIC- 3842), Franklin, Kentucky to determine the suitability of this facility for inclusion in a mortality/industry hygiene study of ethylene-oxide (75218) (EtO). The Curad department of the adhesives facility produces plastic adhesive bandages, and EtO is used only in this department. EtO sterilization of Curad products began at the company in 1962. The facility is able to contribute at least 400 person years to the study. It has adequate personnel records or other records that can be used to identify past and present workers exposed to EtO, and it does not have any serious confounding exposure to a known leukemogen. Industrial hygiene data have been collected on 15 different jobs since 1981. The person with the highest exposure to EtO has been the sterilizer operator. Data show that the EtO levels have decreased with time. Data from 1984 indicate that a low level of EtO did exist throughout the facility. The authors conclude that this facility meets the necessary requirements for inclusion in the overall study program.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-67-40; Region-4; Adhesives; Ethylenes; Oxides; Plastics; Chromosome-disorders; Cytopathology; Epidemiology; Carcinogens;
NTIS Accession No.
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-67-40, 26 pages, 24 references