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Industrywide Studies Report: Walk-Through Survey of Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, Illinois Report No. IWS-67-35.

Authors
Stayner-L; Ringenburg-V
Source
NIOSH 1986 Jul:18 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00163531
Abstract
A walk through survey was conducted at the Abbott Laboratories (SIC- 2834), in North Chicago, Illinois to determine the feasibility of including this facility in the NIOSH mortality/industrial hygiene study of workers exposed to ethylene-oxide (75218) (ETO). The facility produced chemicals, pharmaceuticals hospital products, and diagnostic products. ETO has been used in this location since 1955 to sterilize medical products, primarily intravenous devices. The 1978 to 1979 8 hour time weighted average (TWA) results of exposure were approximately 50 parts per million (ppm). Similar data from 1984 showed TWAs of below 1ppm. The facility did meet some of the requirements for inclusion in the study in that the worker population could contribute at least 400 person/years to the study, adequate personnel records were available to identify who had been exposed, and no known leukemogen exposures were possible. However, due to the fact that department and job codes used in the personnel files were not sufficiently specific to distinguish between workers in potentially exposed and nonexposed areas of the facility, the authors do not recommend the facility for inclusion in the study.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; IWS-67-35; Region-5; Oxides; Fumigants; Textiles-industry; Fungicides; Food-processing-workers; Chemical-industry-workers;
CAS No.
75-21-8;
Publication Date
19860702
Fiscal Year
1986
NTIS Accession No.
PB87-108304
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-67-35
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
2834;
Source Name
Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. IWS-67-35, 18 pages, 26 references
State
IL; OH;
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